Professional attention seeker Perez Hilton has said some stunningly stupid things over the years, but this takes the cake.
In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, the father of three explained his reasoning for why he won’t send his 5-year-old son to dance classes.
Dance classes, he says, would create at 50 percent chance that his child would “end up being gay.”
And just in case anyone tried to brush it off as a joke, he dug himself deeper and deeper into this hole of idiocy:
“This is all stemming from me saying on [my] podcast that I wouldn’t put my son into dance class because I think dance class might help make your son gay.
And I wasn’t even joking.
And even though I believe I was born gay, I can reconcile having said that.”
Here’s the scientific process behind his estimation of “50 percent”:
“I would say a good amount — maybe like 50 percent or more — of little boys who take dance class end up being gay.”
“I don’t think that’s a homophobic thing to say,” he added without a shred of irony.
Instead, Perez opted for tennis lessons for his son, because “gays do tennis, but it’s not something I think: ‘oh yeah, no, I’m gonna have him in tights and ballet shoes.’”
“I don’t want to do anything that could potentially hurt him,” he added.
Watch this mess unfurl below, or better yet, don’t: