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04/19/2007


GLAAD Condemns Assault on Perez Hilton, Asks Him to Apologize

GLAAD yesterday issued a statement in response to the altercation between Perez Hilton and Will.i.am manager Polo Molina at Toronto's MuchMusic awards.

Will Said GLAAD Senior Director of Media Programs Rashad Robinson: While not all the facts in this case are known, the violence that appears to have been committed against Perez Hilton is unacceptable and ought to be condemned in the strongest possible terms."

The group has also asked Perez to apologize for language he used during the altercation: "I don't need to respect you and you're a f**. You're gay and stop being such a f***ot."

Wrote GLAAD: "These are vulgar anti-gay slurs that feed a climate of hatred and intolerance toward our community. For someone in our own community to use it to attack another person by saying that it is, quote, ‘The worst possible thing that thug would ever want to hear,’ is incredibly dangerous. It legitimizes use of a slur that is often linked to violence against our community. And it sends a message that it is OK to attempt to dehumanize people by exploiting anti-gay attitudes.”

UPDATE: Perez says GLAAD further victimized him.


Watch: Video of Perez Hilton - Will.i.am Altercation

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TMZ posted video of the altercation at Toronto's MuchMusic awards during which Perez claims he was assaulted by someone with Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am. Perez released a video statement earlier today.

According to the AP, the band's manager turned himself in: "Hilton says he got into argument with Fergie and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas at a Toronto nightclub early Monday morning and was punched outside the club by Polo Molina, the band's manager. Toronto Police Constable Tony Vella says Molina turned himself in and has been charged with assault."

TMZ writes: "With a crowd surrounding Perez, Will and Will's manager, Polo -- the guys argue back and forth for about a minute, until Perez tells Will, 'you're not a f**king artist ... you're a f**king f*ggot.' The scene suddenly turns chaotic -- and in the mess someone punches Perez in the face."

It's honestly hard to make out much of anything. Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Perez Hilton Claims Assault by will.i.am; Singer Says He's Lying

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Following an after-party for Canada's MuchMusic awards, Perez Hilton unleashed a torrent of tweets claiming he had been assaulted by will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and his security detail, and was bleeding. The claim remains unverified.

Perez released a video statement on Monday.

 will.i.am responded to the accusations on video channel dipdive:

William2 In his first video, will.i.am says Hilton disrespected Fergie, which led to a confrontation at an after-party.

"This dude walks away, I leave, and then [Hilton] says, 'You know that was very faggot of you for coming at me like that'. I said, 'Yo dude, I was just saying keep our name out of your mouth if you're going to be disrespectful'. This dude says in front of a whole bunch of people and fans in Canada, 'You're a f*ggot, will.i.am'. Right, I'm like, 'Wow dude, wow, whatever'. He walks away and then one of the fans goes a little crazy and like starts some stuff with Perez Hilton. I'm sitting minding my own business waiting for a car, but it goes to show you how crazy things can get. It's not that serious, it's all music and opinions. People make a career from opinions, which is cool, but don't be disrespectful about it. And fans don't get all crazy about it. That's all I got to say today. Tonight was a good night but it ended quite crazy."

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WillliamIn the second video, will.i.am goes over the incident again:

"I told y'all what happened. This dude twists it and says I assaulted him when I was the one who came to him with respect and he was the one that called me a "faggot" outside the club. Whatever. I hit you Perez? Come on, dude. I didn't hit you. I told you that I didn't like the fact that you disrespected us. It's cool to have your opinion but dude, apparently you were bleeding outside the club. I was like next to you by a tree waiting for my car. Instead of calling the police you twitted that I assaulted you. Sounds like somebody wants mad attention and is not really concerned about his health. I didn't hit you and this is very wrong that you are twitting that I did that, once again disrespecting me and everything that I stand for. And they're lies. And that's wrong. Shame on you. Shame on your behavior. And that's just messed up. Peace."


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #389

MIRIAM MAKEBA: R.I.P.

THE KILLERS: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. P.S. Brandon Flowers is a Mormon who has expressed support of gay rights. Unclear are his specific views about marriage.

F YOU: Joe Scarborough dropped the F bomb this morning on MSNBC.

WILL.I.AM: His new video "It's a New Day".

Check out our previous guides to the Tube here.


Help Me, Obi-Wan Anderson Cooper, You're My Only Hope

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So yeah, NBC's map on ice pretty much got blown out of the water by CNN's over-the-top "hologram" interviews. Add to that the fact that Anderson Cooper is much better looking than R2D2.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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McCain 08: Like Hope, But Depressing

This parody of the Will.i.am "Yes we can" video I posted last week features the same vocal treatment applied to the words of John McCain. Somehow it just doesn't generate that "feel good" hopeful vibe.

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