Gossip Blogger, Perez Hilton, can't catch a break these days, and he really doesn't deserve one. Yesterday, as the King of Pop passed, Perez took it upon himself to make light of the situation and create a post citing that Michael Jackson was faking his illness because of "cold feet," concerning his upcoming tour.
The post stated: “We knew something like this would happen!! Michael Jackson was taken by ambulance from his Holmby Hills home to a nearby Los Angeles hospital on Thursday afternoon!! Supposedly, the singer went into cardiac arrest and the paramedics had to administer CPR!!! His mother is even on the way to visit him!!! We are dubious!! Jacko pulled a similar stunt when he was getting ready for his big HBO special in ‘95 when he “collapsed” at rehearsal! He was dragging his heels on that just like his upcoming 50 date London residency at the 02 Arena, of which he already postponed the first few dates!!! Either he’s lying or making himself sick, but we’re curious to see if he’s able to go on!!! Get your money back, ticket holders!!!!”
During the time that this rant was posted, several news outlets confirmed the severity of MJ's situation. Why Perez would take it upon himself to write such a vile post, especially considering that he's not the public's favorite personality right now, is beyond us. Perez quickly removed the post once he realized that this was no publicity stunt.
Twitter was a blaze with thousands of furious tweets voicing their disdain for Hilton's actions:
Johnlegend: Wow. I'm guessing Mr. Hilton regrets that posting now... @chrissyteigen
mzlani125: RT: @DenyceLawton Please retweet: Just signed petition 'Remove Perez Hilton as Teen Choice 2009 Nominee'
rufo95: @MAMACITAZ RT @warrengeezy: F**K PEREZ HILTON! About time someone says it!! I hope Will I. Am Kicks his @** again!!
AnnHeart: perez is a dumb@ss RT @Hail_Mary_Jane Perez Hilton Sticks Other Foot in Mouth
tuccimusic: Perez Hilton's karma is finally catching up to him, All the hate and judgement you throw out Perez, is coming right back at you!!
Perez is digging his own grave. No word as to whether advertisers have pulled out of his site. We would stand to say that it might not be a bad idea. Smarten up, Perez.
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