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Social Justice or Bullying?
Did he deserve it? Is it ever OK to lash out? Lets explore the moral and ethical dilemma...
Unfortunately, however, certain things just didn't add up. Will's video statement for one gets rather fuzzy and vague when he describes the exact sequence of events that occurred just before Perez received his shiner (not from himself or his security guards but by an over zealous fan who subsequently disappeared, Will claims). Perez's video statement, while awkward and almost humorously diva-ish in its content, contains a much more solid recounting of events. While its obvious that he's upset, its also obvious that he's not making much, if anything, up. He even admits to calling Will.I.Am. (in a fully admitted attempt to bait him,) a f*****. Liars tend to omit everything that makes them look guilty, opting to go squeaky clean in order to impress the listener, which makes his admissions of saying certain things one of the key telltales that he is telling the truth. Also, Perez claims to have called the police before he twittered, and only did so after several minutes had gone by because he was 'scared and unsure of whether they would show up'. OK, in certain situations a person can turn to obsequious or even infantile behaviors while under mental distress. Perhaps he was so shocked his psyche had simply no where else to turn to but his sidekick. How ever much fodder for making fun of the petulant tabloid defamer there is, we must in the end look at the facts and just the facts. Canadian authorities have apparently done so and have charged a member of Will.I.Am.'s security coterie for assault. I support this conclusion for two reasons: After setting aside my distaste for Mr. Hilton's career choice and dispassionately viewing the testimony of both parties, I found Will.I.Am.'s story to be suspect, and I have great confidence that the Canadian police know what they're doing (not just because I'm an ardent fan of DaVinci's Inquest).
So, we can conclude that while Perez Hilton is one of those nauseating reminders that some can climb up the ladder of success without being wholesome, noble or even decent and that however spurious, sensational or depraved a person is, however many people his opinion reaches, it is wrong, always and completely, to physically assault someone. No one should ever be hurt for expressing their opinion. Laughed out of the city, perhaps. Made fun of, definitely. Ignored, always. But what is true in kindergarten is true for the world: violence solves nothing, and brings everyone down to a uniformly despicable level.
Adam Ostrow, "Perez Hilton Assaulted by Will.I.Am., says Twitter', Mashable, The Social Media Guide