Perez Conceals Insensitive Jackson Post 33 comments

StickyDrama was among the billions who watched spellbound as news of Michael Jackson’s death dominated the networks.

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Less discussed in the media—not at all, really—has been an insensitive blog post by Perez Hilton. When the news first reported something was wrong, all the networks simply reported that Mr. Jackson had “collapsed” and had been “hospitalized.”  News of his death came hours later.  Perez initially posted that Jackson was probably faking an illness in order to avoid the obligations of his upcoming tour:

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Perez must have realized this was a bad move, because as the news began reporting the gravity of Jackson’s situation, Perez removed the offending text and replaced it with … well, less offending bullshit.

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Perez’s readers turned on him.  While that happens in all Perez’s posts, in this case the moral outrage was especially intense.  Other minor celebrities weighed in on the drama, with Tila Tequilla in particular condemning Perez’s insensitive allegations.

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Tila herself started a movement on Twitter, asking her followers to unfollower Perez.  Later, Twitter removed the feature; according to Tila, this was done at Perez’s request.  Perez brings more traffic to Twitter than Tila, and supposedly was able to compel Twitter to do as he wished.

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For our part, StickyDrama has no problem with insensitivity.  But we do have a problem with hypocrisy.  If Perez wanted to bash on Michael, fine; but he should have the courage to own up to his original post, and not conceal it.

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31 comments

justindaniel, June 28, 2009

Lawl. Tila Tequila is an uneducated midget who can’t do shit. She’s a complete idiot, and now that she calls MJ her “hero,” she dropped down to the level of dogshit and 12 year old fanbois.

Perez is a pansy for deleting it, but its understandable.

RIP – the PEDOKING.

facebookstalker, June 28, 2009

laaaaaaaaaate

Anonymous, June 28, 2009

eh perez is a dumb faggot

Anonymous, June 28, 2009

what did jeffree star post
i heard people bashing him over something he said about MJ on twitter

s.v., June 28, 2009

Man if anybody tries to go after Billy Mays, I am hella declarin’ MAD fisticuffs.

Anonymous, June 28, 2009

It’s late because the site has been down (at least for me, anyways) since Friday and it was messing up for me on Thursday.

Anyways, what Perez posted was completely disrespectful. Granted it’s Perez and he’s a douche bag, the post shouldn’t have been created in the first place.

For those of you making jokes about MJ’s death – grow up. He was and always will be a legend and I’m saddened by the fact that my generation doesn’t understand it at all. I may be 16 years old but his death has definitely had an affect on me and I’ll remember that Thursday for the rest of my life.

I know I sound a little extreme, and I know deaths happen.. but I never knew what it’d be like when the King of Pop was dead.

RIP, Michael.

Anonymous, June 28, 2009

Tila is just a stupid bitch who thinks she can gets whatever she wants.

Perez is just a disrespectful asshole who should of wait for the FULL information, but he still should not talk shit about him.

Anonymous, June 28, 2009

@anon at 5:26
he said something along the lines of “why is everyone crying over some pedophile that they’ve never even met”

Pan Envy, June 28, 2009

I Completely agree, it is crossing the line, making any sort of joke about Michael Jackson.

He was a Legend.
No one will EVER be able to replace him.

I’m pretty positive that every single one of you will remember where you were when you found out that Michael Jackson had died, and how shocked you felt.

It’s a part of history now.

He’s gone now, but he will NEVER be forgotten.

Perez went way to far with this one. Insulting the King of Pop.

He’s going to get what he deserves.

RIP Michael Jackson.

You’ll be in our hearts forever.

fbisticky, June 28, 2009

This story has been talked about on other blogs. I can’t stand Perez, but on this occasion I will somewhat stick up for him. Everyone knows he just writes stupid, unsensitive ms paint like comments over photos of the celebs which his posts are based. He never knew the enormity of the situation, especially since early reports stated Jackson had just been taken ill and admitted to hospital. Even I made the throw away remark to a friend “See, I knew he’d get ill right before the gigs and pull out!”

After he found out how serious it was he took the post down. As a blog with a huge reader base, and one where stories are reported as they happen, its not possible to wait , wait – you report as you get it.

HIndsight is a wonderful thing, and I’m positive EVEN Perez wouldn’t have made his usual smart ass, mspaint comment if he had known what the final outcome was going to be.

Anonymous, June 28, 2009

Everyone knows of Micheal’s personal troubles, but that has nothing to do with us. The Michael Jackson jokes were kind of funny when he was alive, but not that he’s dead, it’s not funny at all. I just cannot believe how heartless and disrespectful people are.

Even with all the fame, money( When he had it, but I’m sure he still had a lot of money in his later years), and etc, Michael was still unhappy, he didn’t like the way he looked, he had no childhood, his dad used to beat him. I’m sure anyone without a childhood would kind of be the same as him.

Personally, I do not think he was a child molester, but that’s just me.

People have to look pass that crap and think about how amazing his music, how amazing his dance skills were, and how he changed music. Without Michael, music wouldn’t be the same.

Anyway, the behavior of Perez is unacceptable. It doesn’t matter if he didn’t know if it was true, or not. It doesn’t make anything better. If he didn’t know then he should of went to TMZ.com. They were the first to report it.
Perez is just a dumb ass, I am now glad that Black Eyed Peas’ manager hit him.

Anonymous, June 28, 2009

IMMA BREAK DAT BACK AND FUCK DAT AZZ!

Anonymous, June 28, 2009

This is exactly why he should have seen that punch coming. He takes things too far and too soon. This guy is never gonna know when to keep his mouth shut, though, because he knows his blog is the only thing that’s getting him attention. Without it, he’d be nothing today.

oh hi, June 28, 2009

I never noticed people’s being so defensive about Michael Jackson when he was alive.

Anonymous, June 28, 2009

oh hi: A lot of people were. Those people were his fans.

fbisticky, June 28, 2009

TMZ actually went down with the huge influx of pagehits. But anyway, Perez is insensitive all the time & was just doing what he always does. I can’t stand him, but even he swapped it for a more suitable post when he found out about his death. His blog is based on inane comments, so if he didn’t know of Jacko’s death I would’ve expected the comment he initially posted. I’m not sure who likes Perez but with 20million page hits a month and estimated 11 million yearly profit, someone must.

corrrrrp, June 28, 2009

I’m glad that pedophile is dead 😀

oh hi, June 29, 2009

i never heard of anyone getting shit over making fun of MJ until now.

corrrrrp, some are saying the boy who accused him just admitted to lying.

Anonymous, June 29, 2009

waaaaa waaaaaa the creepy white woman pedophile is dead don’t joke about him

AMOR PROFEN, June 29, 2009

i like the fact once he’s dead everyones his fan.

Anonymous, June 29, 2009

stickydrama is in the toilet they should just turn it into a blog about celebs and shit and call it a day cause there really isnt anything to talk about these days just alot of trolling

Anonymous, June 29, 2009

those people made their sons accuse him to get money out of michael, derrrrrrrrrpp

Anonymous, June 30, 2009

any of you faggotty ass niggers need to go look up the words accused, alleged and aquitted.

fucking fags disrespecting the king of the galaxy need to die

Anonymous, June 30, 2009

Cmonn! whos gonna punch perez a second time for this action?! Cmon!?! ANYONE?

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Anonymous, June 30, 2009

tila is an autistic whore.

BENJAMIN MICHAEL, June 30, 2009

The difference between his website and other celeb gossib sites is he usually bashes the celeb’s he reports about. So in Perez’s defense, he was just doing what he always does and at the time of the post he didn’t realize the severity of the situation and rectified it as soon as possible.

I don’t see anything wrong, his intentions weren’t to disrespect Michael’s death.

BENJAMIN MICHAEL, June 30, 2009

Oh and I agree with Anon@3:08 am

Michael Jackson was one of the most iconic and revolutionary artists EVER, not to mention a great humanitarian. To minimize all of his success because of something that he was found NOT GUILTY of is so ridiculous.

BENJAMIN MICHAEL, June 30, 2009

On another note, I really like that skull piece by Damien Hirst, sans the MJ hair obv.

Anonymous, July 1, 2009

it makes me sick reading disrespectful comments.

Mr. X, July 2, 2009

Wait, what? Michael Jackson died?

DanWritesSins, July 9, 2009

Haha good job Tila!


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