Perez Hilton takes “Time” for questions
Perez Hilton did not always acquit himself well in his war of words with Miss California Carrie Prejean who set off a firestorm of controversy when she spoke out against same-sex marriage during rhe Miss USA pageant. Perez asked the question, didn’t like the answer and later blasted Prejean for it online then everywhere else. Prejean quickly became a poster child for the anti gay marriage movement but soon had other things threatening her crown: nude photos, not doing her job, lying, a possible gay parent or two.
But in the 15 minutes of fame category, Carrie is quickly fading away (except for on the Fox channel) while Perez remains front-and-center. Here are some excerpts from Time Magazine’s 10 Questions featuring the always controversial Perez:
I feel that you asked Miss California a fair question, but do you regret the harsh treatment she received for answering her question honestly? — Barb McClintock, Houston
I think by entering the Miss USA pageant, she made herself a public figure. If a civilian were to answer that question, would I think the response that she got was appropriate? No. But when you become a tabloid figure, which she did, the rules change.
How do you respond to criticism of your outing of closeted celebrities who prefer to keep their personal lives private? — Sarah Khalbuss, Pittsburgh, Pa.
I’m all about equality. Why should I treat a gay celebrity keeping a secret different from a heterosexual celebrity keeping a secret? I shouldn’t.
Have you ever regretted a post? — Linnea Vaerst, Stockholm
No. I regret the times that I’ve been wrong, but at the time I didn’t know that I was wrong, and I was very confident that I was right, so I posted it.