Perez Hilton says he's being bullied by 'Free Britney' movement even after apologizing

Perez appeared in front of the camera, wearing a t-shirt with Spears' face on it, and said that he will continue to apologize for his less-than pleasant coverage of the popstar in the past


                            Perez Hilton says he's being bullied by 'Free Britney' movement even after apologizing
Perez Hilton and Britney Spears (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Celebrity gossip writer Perez Hilton revealed that he was receiving "hate"and "bullying" from the 'Free Britney' movement even after he had apologized for the way he treated the 'Baby One More Time' singer in the past.

Hilton's apology came after the singer appeared in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, June 23, to formally request an end to her conservatorship. In an emotional testimony, Spears said that she had been "traumatized" and compared her life under the conservatorship of her father James Parnell Spears and the Bessemer Trust since 2008 to sex trafficking. 

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Appearing on Sky News in an interview with Kay Burley, Hilton said that he took "full accountability" for his past behavior in the way he treated Spears. "I can't say I was just young and dumb. I think we know a lot more. And initially, many folks, myself included, were shocked and alarmed and especially concerned for her young children. I know I did not express myself as well as I could have. I didn't lead with empathy and compassion, which thankfully seems like most people now are understanding the severity of Britney's situation. I absolutely apologize and carry deep shame and regret," he said.



 

In a separate video posted on his Twitter channel, Perez appeared in front of the camera, wearing a t-shirt with Spears' face on it, and said that he will continue to apologize for his less-than pleasant coverage of the popstar in the past. He also talked about the "hate" and "bullying" he has been receiving from the 'Free Britney' movement, from the fans of the singer, who are upset about the way he treated their idol in the past. 



 

'Perez Hilton has not and still does not care about Britney Spears'

Although he has apologized, people on Twitter and members of the 'Free Britney' movement continued to slam Hilton on social media. "#FreeBritneyNOW #freebritney Perez Hilton is trash and so is tmz. Keep Britney Spears name out your mouth," one of them said, while another noted, "Wait. Is Perez Hilton really trying to tweet support for Britney Spears after talking all that shit about her. #FreeBritney." A third quipped, "Perez Hilton SPENT years terrorizing Britney Spears. He can go to H*LL. No one cares about what he has to say now about her at this point." 

Supporters of Britney Spears end the conservatorship court case attend the #FreeBritney Protest outside Los Angeles Courthouse at Stanley Mosk Courthouse on September 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The next remarked, "If you read celebrity blogs in the mid to late aughts, you knew that Perez Hilton was BEYOND cruel to so many young stars: Britney Spears, Mischa Barton, Lindsay Lohan. I remember those days very very well. Let's not do this." One more comemnted, "If there’s anything that the Britney Spears situation has underscored for me, is the fact that famous people are regular human beings. Perez Hilton, internet trolls, & gossip columnists who delighted in her suffering (& in some cases made money from it) should be ashamed." Another said, "Perez Hilton outted Lance Bass and now he's being 'Supportive' towards Britney Spears."

One person reacted with, "Here you go still trying to play the victim and profit off the back of @britneyspears. #FreeBritney" A commenter tweeted, "I see Perez Hilton is trending for his support of Britney Spears. It should be said, as we examine how the media treated female celebrities in the 2000s, that Perez Hilton was absolutely the ringleader and sank us to all new lows." One more said, "Perez Hilton has not and still does not care about Britney Spears. This is all a way for him to garner clicks for his failing website. He has not learned his lesson as he is still harassing underage girls like Charli Damelio as recently as a few months ago. #FreeBritney"



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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