This weeks People magazine cover story is about cyber-bullying and Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University freshman who committed suicide after his roommate streamed video from a hidden webcam showing Clementi making out with another guy.
Lance Bass, Kathy Griffin, Tim Gunn, and Wanda Sykes were all on Larry King Monday night to talk about being gay and bullied, Jessica Simpson and Eva Mendes have shared stories of when they were bullied, and Ellen DeGeneres has been especially vocal about Clementi.
"I am devastated... He was outed as being gay on the Internet and he killed himself. ... One life lost in this senseless way is tragic."
So a closeted gay guy was outed against his will and had intimate sexual moments broadcast on the internet. That's terrible.
Oh hey look, MTV has an interview with that goblin-faced piece-of-shit Perez Hilton. I wonder what he thinks about this.
"I'm just beyond sad — I'm crushed. And also compelled to act (after seeing) gay bullying and (kids) being harassed in school because people might think that they're gay."
In other words, "I'm Perez Hilton. I'm a disfigured, fat fucking sociopath."
Lance was forced to make a very public statement on the cover of People after Perez Hilton started posting articles in September 2005, outing Lance on his Web site. (Hilton says) "It upsets me that people think what I'm doing is a bad thing. I don't think it's a bad thing. If you know something to be a fact, why not report it?" "If I have to drag some people screaming out of the closet, then I will."
Dustin Lance Black is the screenwriter who won the 2008 Academy Award for ‘Milk'. He's smart, dignified, and openly gay, but he's not famous. At all. Nonetheless, Perez posted private pictures of him having sex, pictures that the Huffington Post described as...
...shocking, TRIPLE XXX photos guaranteed to repulse Straight America. (Hilton) took a guy helping millions reconcile faith and family with their sexual orientation and turned him into a porn star.
Then there's Matt Dallas, star of the ABC Family show 'Kyle XY'. Though only rumored to be gay, Perez delights in calling him a fag anyway, and even nicknamed him 'Kyle KY'.
Could this have gotten Dallas fired? Only if ABC Family didn't like having one of their shows associated with a product gay men require to hump each others asses. But why would ABC Family care about that?
So maybe it's only cool to "cyber bully" people about their sexuality if you do it in front of millions. Here's a screencap from the twitter of Clementis roommate where he announces the streaming video. As you can see, he only has 148 followers, and what he actually wrote is nowhere near as inflammatory as what Hilton wrote, all the time.
Luckily, this story about a teenager throwing himself off a bridge has a happy ending, because Eva Mendes said something about bullying (against it?) and last year you could see her boobs in GQ. And now we get to relive it. You know what's not dropping like a stone right now? My cock!