Queen of the DayKathy Griffin Puts Perez Hilton On Blast For BullyingParry Ernsberger

Okay, first thing’s first. Kathy Griffin: You either love her or you hate her. Her humor is brash, vulgar and, let’s just say, not for everyone. Some people might point out that her way-harsh-Tai focus on celebrities makes her a bully, but I like to think she’s an equal-opportunity entertainer with the just the right amount of exposure to Hollywood to at least make her jokes honest. Turns out even the most crass comedienne has limits when it comes to harassment though, and when Perez Hilton tried yet again to pit one female artist (Lady Gaga) up against another (Katy Perry), Griffin put the blogger on BLAST. And to that I say: finally! *bows down*

Kathy posted the following on her Facebook page recently:

“Forgive me if I’m a little behind on this one but I’ve been touring like crazy and out of the country…why is the supposedly “I’ve stopped bullying” PerezHilton.com viciously attacking his old pal Lady Gaga on a daily basis? Didn’t he try to do the same thing to Kesha? Did any of you see the scene in Ke$ha’s MTV reality show where she breaks down in sobs after reading yet another vicious google alert at the hands of Perez Hilton? If Ke$ha doesn’t stand up for being “who you are”….! This f***ing pisses me off so much…why declare war on Lady Gaga???…who in addition to…possessing an actual skill set, you know…singing, dancing, writing songs…is a fierce advocate for the LGBTQIA community on a VERY HIGH level! Why is he using the oldest trick in the book and trying to pit women against each other? Lady Gaga’s Applause “vs” Katy Perry’s Roar. Who gives a f***? They are BOTH catchy songs. These two women are not even in his community. As a woman and a feminist, it is always meaningful to me when a man stands up for the rights of oppressed women. In other words…I’m not stupid enough to make fun of, scratch that, I’m still gonna make fun of everyone regardless of this facebook post  For the record, Perez Hilton “declared war” on me on his website a few years ago. I believe the quote was “It’s war b****”…probably accompanied by a photo of me without makeup with some white jizz pouring out my mouth he had drawn on. Not only did it not ruin me…but if any of you want to find me…you can find me headlining at the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, and taping my 20th standup special this fall.#RecordBreakerMothaF***as.”

So, this is what Perez Hilton is doing for fun AND for work? Creating unnecessary competition between two VERY talented, VERY successful female performers, as well as between their fans? How creative. *eye roll* Like Griffin says, they’re both insanely infectious songs. This is just stirring an imaginary pot. And while I don’t agree with everything Kathy says, I applaud her for speaking out against this over-inflated cyber-bully.

Agree? Disagree? Think Iggy Azalea should reign supreme over both women? (Totally JK with that question, but OMG I love her.)

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  2. Someone should also put Perez Hilton on blast for the massive decline in his site’s quality vs. even a couple of years ago. He used to be a news breaker with fresh content and now all he does is troll other sites and copy and paste their content into his with links back to the original article on words where it makes no sense to have a link (thus probably limiting the likelihood of anyone ever clicking them). How cutting edge.

  3. PEREZ HILTION,BEGONE. You suck.As a public figure,yes its fine for you to speak up for public normal beings like us but at the same time,you have the power to shape normal beings mind,in a way.Use that power in a good way and shape it towards a positive light instead.Stop this bullshit perez.You dumb irritating shit.Ugh.

  4. The thing about this is that Perez Hilton is a public figure, but he’s saying the same things that those of us who aren’t famous are saying about these female celebrities without their knowledge. Should he tone it down? Sure, but he’s just representing what many of us are already saying.

    • So it’s okay for a known figure to trash a human being in hurtful ways publicly because other ‘average’ people might be saying mean-spirited things about that person anyway? Wow, that’s messed up.

  5. He’s not exactly setting a good example for his child is he? I predict a spoilt little bugger who thinks it’s okay to treat people like dirt – because that’s what his daddy does.

  6. A few years ago, I can’t remember why we were both sitting still long enough, but my husband and I caught an all-day marathon of Kathy’s reality show. I’ve never laughed harder or blushed deeper! Even though I admit I laughed and laughed, in the end, I did realize her brand of humor isn’t really for me. However, I can certainly bow down to her talent! It takes mad skills to be that witty!
    Fan or not, I will defend her style of celebrity “bullying” over Mr. Hilton’s any day. I’ve never seen, read, or heard of an instance where Kathy has purposely pitted two celebrities against one another like this! The whole thing has grown into the most ridiculous celebrity war! Now, as far as I know, maybe the two ladies are enjoying the publicity! I’m sure it isn’t hurting them any. But it sure is trickling down to their fans, and the amount of loyal anger you see there is bordering on dangerous! My son who is old enough to listen to these two women, yet still worldly innocent enough to buy into it all, was convinced he could no longer be a Katy Perry fan since she OBVIOUSLY hated GaGa so much. (He LOVES GaGa) He began to bash Katy Perry constantly until I sat him down and showed him article after article that proved the two entertainers haven’t said a word about one another, it has all been made up! Listen, we all know the type of fan it takes to feel such loyalties toward a single celebrity, and like it not, that fan is usually either really young, or in-experienced and easily swayed. They take this crap seriously, and they act on it! Free speech, absolutely, but when you KNOW the majority of the people listening to you are young, innocent, and easily manipulated, maybe you have a duty not to be a complete douche, Mr. Hilton. I’d say he’ll feel guilty when one young GaGa fan actually hurts a Katy Perry fan, or a KP fan causes serious harm to a Little Monster…. but we all know he doesn’t have a conscious, so he won’t care.
    I like Kathy Griffin a little more for taking on this pathetic little man. Ms. Griffin rocks!

  7. As a fan of both, I do think that his posts in the past were A LOT more mean and offensive but ever since he decided to make changes in his life for her physical and mental health we haven’t seen the 20 – something year old teenager rant posts with jizz and what not.

    Being in the spot light doesn’t give us as viewers/fans the right to destroy/ridicual/hurt people but we’ve all said vicious comments at one point or another, Perez just got paid for making them.

    I don’t know all the details of the Gaga/Perez drama, how it started or how it has/will end but it does take two to tango.

    And if anything came of it, both of those gals got a crap ton of more itunes downloads because of it!

  8. I feel like one huge difference between Kathy and Perez is that Perez has sort of this sneaky, dark side to his obsession with stars — he tries to insinuate himself into their lives and create problems for them. Kathy calls people out, and I would consider to be a bully at times, and I’m not saying I agree with everything she says, but I don’t see that sort of creepy, stalker side to her that I see with Perez.

  9. I agree with Kathy! I’m glad someone actually came out and said this

  10. good for her!!

  11. Oh I totally agree with what she’s saying here. His ‘change’ didn’t last very long and he’s right back to his old bullying antics. But as you already alluded to in your first sentence I do find it to be a little hypocritical. As she too often makes money out of harsh, destructive ‘jokes’ on her peers. I mean she has metaphorically kicked many of her colleagues that were already down at the moment herself.
    Anyway best way to stop Perez and the like (he’s certainly not alone in his vicious and fictitious attacks) is by simply not clicking the webloid’s links (no clicks = no profit). 90% of what they’re writing is made up anyway *shrugs*.

    • You are so very right about the no click. Unfortunately, people want to read some of this. In this day and age where there is so much out there about anti-bullying and anti-cyber-bullying you would think people would stop feeding into it. Perez’s site is cyber-bullying on a GRAND scale. I believe some think that because these people are celebrities who have fame and fortune that they are free game, and I strongly disagree with this mentality. Celebrities are humans like the rest of us. They get hurt by such hateful words as much as the average Joe, perhaps even more so because it is there for the world to see. Money and fame do not protect feelings or self worth.

      Sorry, did not mean to say that all in my reply to you! :) Just wanted to say I agree with what you said!

  12. I’m a big Kathy Griffin fan. I love how candid and spunky she is. And I’m so glad to hear she’s being real about this situation in particular! I’ve always thought Perez Hilton’s ego needed a time-out.