Our Biggest Conservative: Perez Hilton
Gossip blogger may not look the part, but he's America's 'morals cop'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2010 10:42 AM CDT
Perez Hilton arrives at Logo Network's Third Annual NewNowNext Awards on Tuesday June 8, 2010 at The Edison in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
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(Newser) – Somehow, Perez Hilton—a flamboyantly gay gossipmonger whose “favorite hobby is drawing dribbles of semen on pictures of celebrities”—has become “our leading morals cop.” He’s quick to deem Miley Cyrus “trampy” and Sienna Miller “slutty,” and this week—after posting a picture of Ke$ha apparently covered in, um, love juice—the high-profile blogger labeled her a “trashy whore.” Yet, writes Mary Elizabeth Williams for Salon, Hilton is actually a “prude” who “out-conservatives the conservatives.”

“Hilton calls them like he sees them—and what he mostly sees are whores,” Williams continues. “His site may be fueled by the prurient appetites of his visitors, but his whole persona is built on finger-wagging disgust about it.” And she doesn’t think it’s an act—his “Puritanism” looks a lot like “a crusade—a crusade awash in seminal fluid, revulsion, and judgment.”

 

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