Perez Hilton’s tweet, “Inside every gay man is a fierce black woman” erupted in a firestorm of criticism on twitter.
Black women responded swiftly with outrage! One comment: “When confronted with the fact that black women are neither cute accessories whose identities white people are free to take on and off at will, NOR homogeneous sassy ghosts whose sole function in life is to inhabit the shells of gay men and make them outrageous”.
Hilton responded with, “I AM genuinely hurt/saddened. Go back to your superiority complex and overreacting,” “I didn’t attack. They did,” “The whole overreaction has really bummed me out. :-(,” “I only apologize in life if it’s with sincerity. I’m not sorry,” “I’m not racist,” “They should probably just ignore me and/or stop reading my tweets then,” AND, ahem, “Some present logical arguments, but then Hitler attempted to justify the holocaust too.”
Of course all this controversy only drives-up interest in the Perez Hilton brand; however, I must agree with his overall assessment. We did overreact! Though the comments may not have been PC, I do believe the intent was complimentary which subsequently resulted in a huge foot-in-the-mouth.
Nonetheless, I personally wasn’t offended by the remark. Besides, he’s right; black women are fierce!
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