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Perez Hilton: ‘I’m sorry’ for using the (other) F word

Posted today by Perez Hilton:

"People make mistakes. I have made many in my life, but this past week I have made more than I can count on one hand.

I am sorry. And I mean it. No one is forcing me to write this. I am not feeling pressured to say this. I am speaking out because I realize that the last few days have been more hurtful to me - and many others - than the repeated blows I suffered to my head in Toronto this past weekend.

I have been filled with incredible sadness and regret.

I am sorry that any good work I have done for promoting equality may be tainted by me reclaiming a hurtful word - that's been personally used against me and the gay community - to hurt someone that was verbally attacking me. It was stupid.

To read the complete posting, click here.

GLAAD’s response:

New York, NY, June 25, 2009 - Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton this morning wrote a blog post on PerezHilton.com where he stated that he was "sorry" and "the 'F' word will never be uttered from my lips again."

"It is important and appropriate that Perez Hilton apologized to the LGBT community and its allies for his use of anti-gay slurs," said Rashad Robinson, Senior Director of Media Programs at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

“GLAAD will continue our work to educate the public on the harms of anti-gay slurs that feed a climate of hatred and intolerance against the LGBT community."

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