Two weeks ago I wrote a story explaining why the internet needed to come after Justin Timberlake (CLICK HERE to read that story). A few days later that’s exactly what happened. Don’t get me wrong, I am in NO WAY saying that the internet came for JT because I wrote an article. No. I am just saying, after watching the Britney Spears documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” there was a lot that needed to be answered for, and now I’m putting my focus on another rather large problem.
Internet “journalist,” Perez Hilton.
Perez made himself “famous” by being super-mean to celebrities. He would write horrific things about them, post unflattering photos of them while often drawing phallic pictures that made things worse. Perez, ahem, Mario’s (his real name) biggest target back in mid 2000’s was the one and only, Britney Spears.
It isn’t enough to hold Justin Timberlake accountable for pushing the narrative of Britney Spears as a cheating GF who he deflowered, but let’s not forget how horrible Perez Hilton was to Britney during her meltdown in 2007. Because he ruthlessly mocked her through all of it.
— Holly Brooke (@Holly_Brooke7) February 9, 2021
When Britney was going through what everyone would claim is the hardest part of her life, “the 5150 era,” Perez ramped up his attacks. Often calling her crazy, and posting that she had mental issues – despite not having (or printing) any proof. He even wrote that Britney Spears was an “ineligible mother” and crossed way over the line in 2008 when he featured a t-shirt on his site labeled, “Why wasn’t Britney?” when actor Heath Ledger died! Think about that. He made it seem like he would rather have Britney die instead of Heath. Gross.
Good Morning Britain gave Perez the chance to get in front of all this bullying and explain himself. What did we get? In my opinion, another slap in the face from someone who could care less about the damage he’s caused or the people he’s damaged.
@GMB it’s no good everyone apologising to @britneyspears now that this documentary has come out. This is the problem! I just feel so sorry she’s had to deal with so much hate. @PerezHilton was one of the worst! #FreeBritney
— Cath (@nailtheday) February 15, 2021
Perez gives his best “apology” he’s capable of during his appearance (below). If you don’t pay close attention, you might think it sounded sincere. But it wasn’t. He’s so calculated – watch this video below where Perez throws other journalists out in front of him to make it look like everyone did something wrong and he was just part of the machine. This isn’t an apology. It doesn’t come off sincere when you say, “even though I’m sorry, you need to understand that there are other people like me – but way more successful – that did bad things too, and they would apologize if they could, because as we get older we get wiser.” This is disrespectful.
Apologizing is about accepting responsibility for doing something wrong to someone else and showing remorse. This isn’t an apology, this is an “I’m sorry I did a lot of stuff to this one person that really hurt them but I’m older now and I know better.”
It is possible that I might be off base here and maybe GMB showed only a snippet of Perez’ apology. I don’t think I am though. Perez has become wealthy at the expense of others and he’s done it as one of the biggest celebrity bullies ever. If the internet has come for Justin Timberlake, I don’t know how they can avoid going after Perez Hilton. This is a man so full of himself he thinks this statement is the right type of apology to the woman he tormented for years.