Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is in hot water over a Twitter post he made involving pictures of teen singer and actress Miley Cyrus. Fox News reports that Hilton posted a Twitter photo of the 17-year-old star exiting from a car at a recent event – apparently while not wearing underwear. While Hilton has been known to court controversy in the past, this post has caused many people to say that he’s gone too far.
There have been calls for Hilton to be brought up on child pornography charges, although law enforcement experts have said that the chances of that happening are slim. However, the post might cost Hilton financially — ABC has apparently pulled online advertising for its morning chat show “The View” which had been running on Perez Hilton’s site. One media expert said that Hilton deserves any repercussions he gets.
“There has to be a point where these companies that support Perez Hilton, acknowledge that they’re endorsing a scumbag,” said MRC’s Culture and Media Institute Director, Dan Gainor. “(The controversy with Miley) is just appalling. Perez Hilton is a cyber bully. Here we are in the Internet age trying to protect children, and he does disgusting things like this for a living — and businesses support it.”