This might be a stretch, but does anyone else remember the episode of Sex and The City where Carrie Bradshaw pitches an idea for an anti-children’s book about a little girl with magic cigarettes? It was like, a kids’ book you’d never want your child to read. Well that’s the first thing we thought of when we heard that Perez Hilton is going to write a children’s book. The man who became famous for drawing penises in celebrity mouths is planning to write a book which “celebrates individuality and self-acceptance.” Book publisher Raymond Garcia, explains that the book, called The Boy With Pink Hair, is “a defining story about how believing in yourself and following your aspirations can not only bring out the best in you, but also in those around you. With fun, colorful and endearing characters, Perez reminds readers that by simply accepting our differences we can find the things that unite us all.”
Look, we know that Hilton is now friends with a lot of the celebs he used to bait and make fun of, and he’s softened up a bit (i.e. now he just panders instead of poking fun), but that doesn’t change the fact that his legacy doesn’t really jibe with being an example for young kids. We’re all about promoting tolerance—we’d easily prefer a kids book written by Hilton over on written by, say, Victoria Jackson—but the guy earns his living by crapping all over people (metaphorically and Photoshopically), which is sort of a hypocritical stance, in our opinion. Are we being harsh?
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