Matthew Shepard Foundation Disses Perez
The Matthew Shepard Foundation doesn’t want anything to do with controversial blogger Perez Hilton after his use of an anti-gay slur on Sunday night in Canada.
Hilton, real name Mario Lavandeira, has announced in an apology letter on his website that he was willing to donate any money won in his lawsuit against Will.I.Am and the Black Eyed Peas to the charity.
“I will be donating any money collected from my lawsuit against Polo Molina, road manager for the Black Eyed Peas, to the Matthew Shepard Foundation.”
(Shepard, a University of Wyoming student, was brutally murdered in 1998 at the age of 21 in what was widely regarded as a hate crime.)
However, Matthew Shepard’s mother Judy Shepard has released a statement on the Foundation’s official website refusing to take any dirty money from Perez:
“We had no advance notice or contact from Mr. Hilton or his representatives regarding this proposal, nor any communication since he posted this plan to his website.
We do not know the details of the lawsuit, whether it has been filed, the nature of his claims or the likely outcome. But because the lawsuit presumably involves the physical attack prompted by Mr. Hilton’s admitted use of an anti-gay slur, the Foundation will be unable to accept any funds obtained in such a manner.”
Looks like nobody wants anything to do with Perez these days!