Perez Hilton feels really bad about all the mean things he’s ever said about Britney Spears.
He told Good Morning Britain this week,
“I regret a lot or most of what I said about Britney, as I’m sure Piers [Morgan] would if he were her about things he’s said in the past.
Thankfully, hopefully, many of us get older and wiser”
The celebrity gossip blogger was making reference to the new doc Framing Britney Spears, which details the years of abuse the pop princess suffered at the hands of the media, fans and her father. And Perez. Among others.
(Full disclosure, I was the art director of Us Weekly at the time of tabloid Britney in the early 2000’s…)
During Britney’s apex, he would regularly mock her behavior issues, accuse her of being an unfit mother and circulate rumors about her bogus sex tape.
In 2008, shortly after actor Heath Ledger died, Perez marketed a t-shirt with an image from the movie Brokeback Mountain that said,
“Why couldn’t it have been Britney?”
“I think a lot of people just want to blame this person and that person, and it’s not as simple as that.
In a followup interview with the podcast Chanel In The City with Chanel Omari, he said he apologized to Britney last year for everything,
“I have also apologized privately recently before the documentary, I don’t want to get into details, but I did apologize to Britney recently.”
He then went into details.
“One of the things that I wanted to do, my idea, not even my therapist’s was, I felt it was important for me. It’s kind of like the things that people often do in 12 step programs. You know, they’ll, they’ll reach out to people that they have wronged and apologize.”
“Even though I had apologized before, there’s nothing wrong with apologizing again or differently. So I did. And she was one of the few people that I reached out to in December.”
“It seems like so many people don’t want to give others the opportunity to be remorseful and sincere and grow and learn from their mistakes.”
It seems like an awful lot of people feel sorry for treating Britney badly in the past. But she’s not the only one.
When I posted about the divorce of Kanye & Kim Kardashian yesterday some of the comments I saw were none too kind to either. Divorce is hard no matter how many millions you have and it’s well known that Kanye has mental health issues. So, not nice in 2021.
No excuses, Perez was awful to Britney. But a lot of people DO seem to want to point the finger at EVERYONE else. And as my Dad would said,
“When you point a finger at someone, you have three pointing right back at YOU!’
(Photo, screen grab; via Queerty)