Now's Scarlett Russell asks whether the Celebrity Big Brother star's remark about his baby not having both a mother and father were a comment too far?
Perez Hilton might not be the world’s favourite housemate right now. OK, that’s an understatement. His sweary rants, bad temper and one-man ‘Perez Show,’ as he calls it, have caused more havoc than a tsunami.
But watching last night’s explosive row on Celebrity Big Brother between him and Katie Hopkins, I couldn’t help but feel a pang of sympathy towards Perez. It started when Katie lashed out at Nadia Sawalha for sticking
up for her ‘manipulative’ nemesis and Nadia quite rightly defended herself.
Naturally, Perez waded in and the row escalated, getting more and more personal. He screamed to Katie, ‘If I was your child I’d kill myself,’ to which Katie, visibly upset by the statement, said her children ‘loved their mummy’ and ‘had the benefit of a mother and father’.
Perez – real name Mario Lavandeira – has a
23-month-old son, Mario Lavandeira III, conceived with a donor egg and carried by a surrogate mother. Does the fact that Mario has one parent – like millions of children across the world – mean he is any less loved?
As Perez emerged from the Diary Room after letting loose on Big Brother, Katie could see he was fired up but totally
antagonized him further by calling out; ‘Aww Perez, have you had your little rant now? Do you feel better?’ How is goading him going to help anything?
Later on, when Calum Best pointed out that there were 12 days left of the competition, Katie announced that she would dedicate her time to ‘making Perez‘s life hell.’
Dare I say, I actually felt sorry for Perez. Loathe or like him, none of us are in a position to judge his parenting skills, least of all Katie. And who plans to make someone’s life ‘hell’?
I’m not the only one who thinks so. Twitter was flooded with responses from angry viewers, calling Katie a ‘bully,’ and ‘disgusting.’ Even Ricky Gervais got involved!
He Tweeted: ‘Why is it ok for Katie Hopkins to announce that she is trying to make
things as awful as possible for Perez? Isn’t that calculated bullying?’
No wonder Perez lost his temper.
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