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GLAAD’s mad at Perez for his anti-gay slurs

Black Eyed Peas manager, not Will.i.am, is charged for assault

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Perez Hilton has been criticized by The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for using slurs that send the message it is “OK to attempt to dehumanize people by exploiting anti-gay attitudes.” The organization has asked Hilton to apologize for the comments he made in a video post documenting his side of the story, following a confrontation with Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am at Sunday’s MuchMusic Video Awards. Rashad Robinson, GLAAD’s senior director media programs says that Perez’s slurs feed a “climate of hatred and intolerance toward our community.” Perez, a former GLAAD employee, has since said he is “saddened GLAAD chose to victimize me further by criticizing me for how I non-violently dealt with a very scary situation that, unfortunately, turned violent.” Meanwhile, Black Eyed Peas manager, Liborio Molina, has been charged with assault by the Toronto police’s 52 Division branch and is ordered to appear at Old City Hall in Toronto on August 5.

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