Singer Lauren Jauregui has revealed she felt “violated” when Perez Hilton tweeted photos of her kissing her then-girlfriend, outing her to the public.
The bisexual former Fifth Harmony member recently appeared on Red Table Talk: The Estefans, and recalled the difficult experience.
In 2016, Hilton shared leaked images, writing, “Why are @FifthHarmony fans being so extra over this photo of @LaurenJauregui (in the red) kissing another girl? NBD!”
Why are @FifthHarmony fans being so extra over this photo of @LaurenJauregui (in the red) kissing another girl? NBD! https://t.co/3smnzaWAB3 pic.twitter.com/dIbUzkoxYD
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) November 14, 2016
“I was outed to the public…” Jauregui said on Red Table Talk. “My own process was violated.”
Though most of her family already knew she was bi, she said she wasn’t ready to come out to the world.
“I’m Latina, and there was that looming feeling of, ‘What is my community going to think about me?'” she said. “Are they even going to accept me?
Not long after Hilton’s tweet, Jauregui publicly came out in a letter. “I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it,” she wrote.
Hilton, who just this year said, “No matter how much I change, grow, evolve, apologize, they refuse to see me for who I am today,” issued a complete non-apology after the interview.
“When I apologize for something, it’s because I mean it and am genuinely remorseful,” he wrote in a statement on YouTube. “I am NOT sorry for that tweet about Lauren Jauregui. That was not ‘outing’ her.”
“All I did was send out a tweet talking about the leaked photo,” he added. “I don’t regret that.”
Guess he’s abandoned the whole “growth and evolution” kick.
Watch Jauregui’s interview below:
When you put mr potato head’s features on upside-down…
why did he out her? was she a conservative anti-gay like aaron schock? lol. remember how he was “cancelled?”
He’s proven himself to be a trash human being.
Perez has slipped into obscurity the way he deserves. He never changes, despite his assertions to the contrary.
If that’s all he Tweeted then he really didn’t “out” anyone. It was a photo taken in public and widely distributed and widely discussed among fans, and he didn’t even suggest any potential queerness or a same-sex relationship in the Tweet. If he didn’t release the photo and widely distribute it, I don’t see how he “outed” her. It was a tacky thing to repost, but he is/was a gossip blogger. Still, Perez has years of crazy, toxic, narcissistic antics. So, it’s impossible to defend him.
On another note, I understand that being young and being publicly closeted and navigating your fame, your relationships, your sexuality, your well-being, where you are in the gender, sexual, affection, romantic, emotional investment, commitment spectrum is tough. But I am getting a bit tired of folks indulging rather obvious queer relationships but expecting no one talk about it. If you want to keep your shit DL truly keep it DL. Once again, I do get it. But the media has gone out of its way not to “expose” and talk about same-sex relationships/commitments over the last decade (especially between guys). Yet, folks still complain as if even the hint of a hetero relationship between two famous (semi famous) people doesn’t get a shit ton of publicity.
That’s my take on the story. Yeah, his history of outing people sets him up for accusations, but I don’t see this as outing.
Damn. He’s still butt ugly inside and out
She snapped a picture kissing a woman, the picture got leaked, her fans liked the picture and Hilton reported on it?
I get that he may have amplified the reach of the photo but not really seeing how he outted her.
Love the cheap hair plugs!
He’d be a lot prettier if he smiled…
Everyone needs to just forget about this piece of sh!t!! He was and still is not worth the ink.
I fully understand that HATE is not healthy but oh how I DESPISE “Perez Hilton.” He once published a photo of a celebrity’s 2 or 3 year old child and scrawled on it in his own child-like way that the baby is the ugliest child on the planet. How would he react if someone did that to his child? Please have him leave the public eye.
Never trust that fame whore’s intentions. I’m sure they were to garner attention for himself.
He’s made a career off of gossiping about others. No doubt he re-posted that primarily for attention. Doesn’t really count as “outing” someone though.
Dang, Graham looks rough.
Yet you still come here to whine, complain, and troll on his site loser.
He is a douche bag.
He’s a miserable queen.
I did not know this ugly piece of trash was still alive. Too Bad!
I didn’t know that this piece of trash was still relevant. He has to go back to 2016 to make the news. He must live a sad and lonely life.
This guy seems to get uglier as time goes on, oh no wait he does get uglier as time goes by! That being said you reap what you sow and doing dirt to people bites you in the ass eventually. Outing somebody publicly is something that can and often destroys lives, emotionally and financially and can’t be rescinded or taken back. Please Queertv, no more updates on perez hilton as well as ellen degenerate and fart faced loudmouthed rude and obnoxious rosie o’donnel., Nobody gives a rats ass about this douche bag!
I agree with Perez. She posed for the picture, it was leaked and he make an innocuous comment about it. Everyone just wakes hope, hoping to be a victim and, although this chick says she’s “proud” to be bi-sexual, it sure doesn’t seem like it, given her panic at supposedly being outed. GTFO.
There have been articles where PH has begged people to forgive him when he purposely made their lives difficult by his ‘outing’ them.
Then you read another article where he has no regrets about his behavior. Attention seeking malignant narcissist. He is on the same level as Trump. Discussing excuse for a human being. Pure evil trash in my opinion.
There are people who despise Perez Hilton and there are those who can tolerate him. I’m not concerned at all with that subject because there is another matter regarding Perez Hilton that (to me) rises above all other issues: THE POOR MAN IS HORRENDOUSLY UGLY. And I’m talking U-G-L-Y, not “homely”—- Perez is WAY past “homely.” If I hated the man beyond all measure and wanted to really plunge the knife deeply, I would just post a picture (ANY picture) of the miscreant with the caption “This is Perez Hilton” rather than attempt any disparaging words.
He “outed” or threaten to out many LGBTQ members throughout the years. That wasn’t his decision to make. Many of you patting him on the back wouldn’t appreciate him outing you when you didn’t want it. So STFU.
You STFU. He didn’t out her so stop your crying.
Talking just about full grown adults here – while I do not go out of my way to “out” anyone, I also refuse to make any concerted effort to accommodate another adult’s closet. Especially in this day and age.
What the hell is in his nostrils?
Fat or skinny Perez Hilton is still ugly
When will this pathetic bottom feeder go away. It’s over Perez. Go get a real job. Nobody gives a shit about you anymore.
Can anything get any uglier, both on the outside and inside?
If Perez got any uglier (which actually I don’t see how it would be possible) the U.S. Department of Defense would get interested.
I’m not saying he’s UGLY, that would be rude. I’m just trying to remember which one he reminds me of, Beevus or Butthead?
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