Pete Wentz Blasts Perez Hilton For Branding Michael Jackson Heart Attack A Hoax
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I have to be honest, guys. I’m not really in the mood for gossiping today. Castina doesn’t deal with death very well. So, if posts are a little less frequent and even more grammatically-incorrect then usual :), please hang in there with me. Here goes…
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has blasted Perez Hilton for a controversial blog post the
asshole celebrity gossip made about legendary singer Michael Jackson shortly before his death.
Way to go, Pete! You just went up ten notches on my “Good Guy Meter” — even if you are married to Ashlee Simpson.
Perez has come underfire for claiming that the late King of Pop — undisputedly one of the greatest entertainers of this generation — “faked” the cardiac arrest that killed him on Thursday afternoon in a bid to wiggle out of his eagerly-anticipated “This Is It” 50 Concert Tour in London, which would have kicked off last month.
After news broke that MJ had suffered a serious heart attack, Perez blogged about the story, casting doubt over whether the star was actually ill.
“Supposedly, the singer went into cardiac arrest and the paramedics had to administer CPR!!!” he wrote. “We are dubious!! Jacko pulled a similar stunt when he was getting ready for his big HBO special in ’95 when he ‘collapsed’ at rehearsal!”
After Jackson was pronounced dead, Perez took down the post and began Twittering about his sadness at the pop legend’s death.
“It’s days like this that put it all into perspective. If you’re reading this right now, you are blessed to be alive. Hug your family,” he wrote. “As soon as I realized the severity of the situation and my mistake I fixed it instantly,” Perez further wrote on the social networking site.
He added: “To the paparazzi and mainstream media, please give the Jackson family space. Please. We do not need to see pictures or videos of them now….Grieving is not entertainment. That does not need to be public. That adds nothing to the story. I won’t be running any pics.”
The phrase “Bitch, Please” springs to mind.
Apparently, Pete wasn’t buying Perez’ sudden attack of conscious either, as he took to his Twitter page to criticize the professional gossip for his earlier mocking of Michael.
“You can’t make your life tearing someone apart, who is a human being, and then flip on a dime and say respect and mourn him,” Pete wrote.
In another tweet, he added: “Just own up to tearing ppl like MJ down – and let him rest in peace.”