Hollywood gossip queen and celebrity Lean Pockets spokesman Perez Hilton shocked Canadians last night when he appeared on the red carpet of the “Much Music Video Awards” (like the Grammys but for Canada) in a black person’s afro wig.
The afro has long been considered a form of political speech dating back to the 1960’s during the African-American Civil Rights Movement, but lately white celebrities (LMFAO, Cher, Richard Simmons) have been showing up to events wearing afro wigs “ironically,” which is offensive.
Last month, Perez Hilton wore a similar afro wig in a vaguely incestuous music video that featured “Momma Perez” groping her son’s buttocks while he danced in the nude. And that was following another red carpet event in which the formerly obese blogger attempted to eat a child. Was Perez Hilton trying to make a statement on race relations in Canada last night, or is this just the latest in a string of bizarre appearances? Has Perez Hilton finally gone too far, even for a blogger?