Perez Hilton’s lawyer’s have ordered National Organization for Marriage to cease and desist use of his vlog, in which he calls Miss California Carrie Prejean a “dumb bitch” after she come out against gay marriage and for opposite marriage at the Miss USA pageant, in the NOM video titled “No Offense.” In a May 1 press release, NOM countered that use of Hilton’s vlog in the “No Offense” video falls under fair use.
From NOM’s statement: “Mario, aka Perez [Hilton], not only wants to redefine marriage, he is giving new meaning to the word ‘chutzpah,’” said NOM Executive Director Brian Brown. “Here is a guy whose very public persona is an infringement on a celebrity and whose own Web site, a commercial enterprise, contains hundreds of images of celebrities now claims that his profane attack on a young contestant – which he himself posted on the Internet – is somehow protected under the law. Nice try, Mario, but you said it and we intend to keep it in our ad.”
NOM released the following statement today, May 5, in regards to personal attacks on Prejean:
“Because Carrie honestly said what she believed in answer to a question — marriage is the union of a man and a woman — she is now the subject of ongoing character assassination. The level of hatred directed at her is astonishing. Even more astonishing is her personal courage and strength of character in the midst of these attacks. Of course Carrie is not perfect. On a personal note, as a former unwed mother, I want to say to Americans: You don’t have to be a perfect person to have the right to stand up for marriage. Nothing gay marriage advocates can do can change the fact — we all saw it on national TV — that Carrie is a young woman who surrendered all the glitter Hollywood has to offer, because she would not become the kind of person afraid to say the truth.
“Through Carrie, we are also learning, the lengths some people will go to hurt and harass those who speak up for marriage.”
Glad we cleared that one up. I thought NOM would have released something new. And what is all this business about “Carrie is a young woman who surrendered all the glitter Hollywood has to offer, because she would not become the kind of person afraid to say the truth”? She is so much more famous now than she ever would have been if she didn’t make that statement about opposite marriage in front of millions of people.
I am guessing NOM’s latest release is in response to reports that Prejean posed for some racy photos that don’t exactly conform to traditional values. (E! Online and Hilton both posted stories indicating that Prejean is under review and may be dethroned as Miss California because inappropriate pictures are surfacing of her on the Internet.) The Miss USA pageant prohibits her from being photographed in any state of partial or full nudity. Word to the wise: Don’t ever pose for naked pictures ever, under any circumstances, unless you are a celebrity and they might further your career (In which case, a sex tape or two may be in order). Otherwise, I guarantee they will come back to haunt you.
I suppose it doesn’t really matter. I am sure we’ll see Prejean on Dancing With The Stars or the latest incarnation of VH1’s Surreal Life soon enough.