Along with “bullying” celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Vanessa Hudgens and Lindsay Lohan, Perez Hilton is equally known for outing allegedly gay celebrities. Hilton, born Mario Lavandeira, feels its his duty to report on the personal lives of those in the public eye. It would be infinitely better for the gay community if celebrities came out, says the celebrity blogger, adding that “visibility is key“.
While I agree with his statement that visibility would definitely help, I feel “coming out” is absolutely a personal choice. Even though many people knew I was gay, including my family, it took me a while to declare I was gay to them. Funny enough, soon after officially telling my parents, I shared it with our Homorazzi.com readers. Yup, I ran a gay site and involved in an 11-year relationship, but didn’t come out of the closet to my parents. LOL.
In a short interview with BigThink.com, Perez specifically calls out CNN host Anderson Cooper to come out. He also, mentions two other high-profile Oscar winning actors to do so. Find out who in the clip below.
How do you feel about “outing” celebrities? Personally, I would never break the news, but would absolutely relay it if I read it somewhere else. LOL. I know first hand about a couple of actors, but have kept my mouth shut (on the site) because it’s not my place.