PEREZ SLIMES US ALL AGAIN
Perez Hilton's open sewer blog must have been having a dip in traffic this week as he decided it was time to act like a certain Star Wars villain (who thinks of no one but himself and his desires) by outing another supposedly closeted actor.
Actually, since Perez named the actor's supposed boyfriend, he got his revolting self a twofer. I realize everyone probably knows who the actor is, but I'm not going to mention him specifically or link to Perez's post.
So did Perez provide "journalistic" proof of his assertion? No, he quoted an anonymous source and then both he and said source scuttled back into their rank little holes. I've said before I don't hold with the glass closet and hate it when the media conspires to help someone pretend they are straight. If I were attending a public event and saw some famous guy canoodling with another guy, I'd mention it exactly the same way I would with a straight actor (much as Andy Towle did with Lance Bass).
But citing an anonymous source and offering no substantiation makes Perez the lowest of the low, not to mention a hypocrite as he doesn't seem to go after those sexually ambiguous stars who hold their noses long enough to pal around with him.
I find Perez's outing of this particularly actor to be especially loathsome. This young actor's current gay role has already been enmeshed with controversy through no fault of his own, and now he's got Perez splashing his personal life all across the internet — news that he apparently isn't ready to share with the rest of us, a choice which should still be his to make, even in this day and age.
So let me get this straight: it's not enough that this person plays a gay role when plenty of others won't, that he appears at gay events, and is pretty much all-around supportive of the gay community. No, he's got to also come out on Perez's terms and time-line.
Sheesh, no wonder some folks think we're often our own worst enemies. Then again, just because Perez is gay, I'm not sure I'm willing to say we share the same community.
But what do you think? Do you all agree with Perez's actions?