Perez Hilton: I Won't Bully Celebrities Anymore
Gay teen suicides make blogger rethink his ways
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2010 4:02 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Is the gossip world ready for a kinder, gentler Perez Hilton? We'll see. The suicides of Tyler Clementi and other gay teens has prompted Hilton to reconsider his aggressive approach to celebrity reporting, PopEater reports. The blogger told Ellen DeGeneres that he will change his site so that it no longer includes reporting that could be construed as bullying. Hilton, who has badgered closeted celebrities into outing themselves, acknowledged that many people see him as "a bully myself, and a big one."

"Over the last two weeks I have been doing everything I can to bring awareness to the teen suicides and gay bullying," Hilton said. "In doing so, a lot of people have called me a hypocrite. From now on I really want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem." In his video in the gallery, Perez says he doesn't care if traffic to his site drops as it becomes less "salacious" and less "Perezcious." Click here for more.

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Ellie Oaks
Jun 21, 2014 6:36 PM CDT
This is nice to hear that anti-bullying is strongly campaigned right now. let me just share you something which can really be helpful for your child when they encounter bullying. Promise this is really a life saver mobile app. Check this out!! http://safekidzone.com/#!/page_home
j e f
Oct 14, 2010 6:05 AM CDT
It's the right decision and I applaud him for going public. But man is he going to look silly when he reverts. A leopard cannot change his spots. A bitchy Diva has no substance to back up this position, and will quickly become catty, if only out of having learned no other way to pass the time.
Riffran
Oct 13, 2010 9:43 PM CDT
Taylor Swift must have threatened to whip his ass