Perez Hilton has Spent Years Defaming Britney Spears, and When It is No Longer Fashionable, He Fake-Apologizes.
Perez Hilton, a celebrity gossip blogger who made a fortune exploiting celebrities’ financial difficulties, spent the majority of the 2000s in prison. Nonetheless, he appeared to have a personal vendetta against Britney Spears. Afterwards, he claimed she “wanted” the photos taken in order to attract attention, which he denied. Following the tragic death of Heath Ledger, he designed a T-shirt that read, “Why couldn’t it be Britney?”.
Nevertheless, when the #FreeBritney movement took off in 2021, a purportedly remorseful Hilton donned a Britney shirt and bemoaned the fact that she had not “led with empathy and compassion.” Numerous people criticised it as self-serving and hypocritical. It didn’t help that he refused to donate his wealth when he was suggested to do so, insisting that both his therapist and himself agreed that he should not.