Celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton found himself on the receiving end Black Twitter’s ire on Monday after he compared Black women to Hitler.
After several users chimed in to tell the blogger they didn’t appreciate his “joke,” calling it “ignorant” and “dehumanizing” to Black women, things went awry. Over the course of several tweets, Hilton went from trying to explain what he meant (apparently, giving Black women props) to asserting that he was “not sorry” for what he said. After being taken to task for several hours, Hilton then compared those who had the gall to call him out on lazy stereotyping of both Black women and gay men to the Nazi leader, because….who even knows.
Whether Hilton meant to defame Black women or not, I couldn’t help be amused his attempt to feign innocence and turn himself into some sort of a victim who was attacked by people who couldn’t take a joke. Oh, the irony!
As someone who has made his name on taking pot shots at celebrities, reporting rumors as if they were facts, and regularly using his giant following to harass others, his latest Twitter episode could be good ol’ karma in action.