Douche of the Week

Tommy Hilfiger’s Hip-Hop Offspring Is a Real Foul-Mouthed Homophobic Delight

Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week. Have a nominee for DOTW? E-mail it to us at [email protected].

There was a really informative profile in this week’s The New York Observer that provided readers with insightful tidbits about Tommy Hilfiger’s 21-year-old son, Rich Hilfiger—a.k.a Rich Hil, the name he uses when he’s dropping phat beats as a hip-hop artist:

  • He smokes American Spirits!
  • He was born in 1990!
  • He did two-months in a Utah rehab!
  • He has a tattoo of a clown smoking a blunt on his shoulder!
  • He has a Wheaten terrier!
  • He was arrested in West Hollywood for turning tricks behind Denny’s, possession and intent to sell weed out of the trunk of his car.
  • He loves G.I. Joe dolls!
  • He has a prescription for Oxycontin
  • He’s engaged to a 27-year-old DJ whose image he used to jerk off to as a kid!
  • He’s “going to be a fucking rock star!”

Apparently acting like a “fucking rock star” is why Hil’s been banned from a number of New York recording studios. Observer writer Dan Duray, explains:

“At Downtown Studios, for example, he was blacklisted for breaking into their offices with his creative partner, Uncle Panther, and generally running amok. He peed in workers’ coffee cups, pushed over bookshelves, drew dicks everywhere and drizzled honey on keyboards, all of it captured on security tape that he wants to obtain for a music video.”

But the icing on the douchebag cake was a truly eloquent quote the young Hilfiger provided Mr. Duray, explaining what he actually got out of his court-ordered time in rehab:

“Yeah, I learned that alcohol and coke? Is kind of for faggots. You know, like, in my eyes. I’ll drink alcohol to get a lean, don’t get me wrong, but, like, something about the people who are addicted to alcohol and cocaine, they seemed like fags to me,” he said. “Not ‘fags’ as in ‘gay.’ I have nothing against gay people. Mad people in my family are gay.”

Wow, after reading that quote you’re probably very upset that you didn’t know what “get a lean” means. Don’t worry, we looked it up and found out it means “to get one’s buzz on.”

Maybe then you thought of how many times you’ve heard some asshole try to condition a homophobic statement with “I have nothing against gay people.”

Listen, we’re not even going to start slinging mud here and go for petty low blows about Daddy Hilfiger’s gay face or age-inappropriate twink haircut. We’re above that.

Nor are we going to wonder how someone who was raised by a man who’s worked with gay people throughout his career and who’s donated time and money to LGBT and HIV/AIDS causes would be so reckless with his choice of words.

No, instead we’re just going to take issue with this one stupid-ass homophobic “observation.” It’s a bit curious how Rich Hilfiger wouldn’t dare swap out “fags” with a slur for any racial minority groups in his quote. And maybe we can assume the mentally-challenged community is spared from being insulted by him here because “retarded” isn’t as “street” as the word “fag” is. The acknowledgment that “Mad people in my family are gay” is  another stand-out gem from this excerpt. We get that we just announced Philip Levine as the next Poet Laureate of the United States but in the event he has to resign, the younger Hilfiger should be next in line.

Also, why the hell do the “faggots” get assigned alcohol and coke? That seems like a kind of unfair and random appropriation. Why not alcohol, coke and weed, or alcohol, coke, weed and mushrooms to really round out the party?

If this New York Observer profile makes you a “hater” of Rich Hilfiger, you have an actual invite to fellate him. Seriously. To all “y’all” hating, he says succinctly: “Fuck y’all, like, suck my dick. Literally.” That’s not gay. Not one bit.

All together now: “What a douche!”

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  • christopher di spirito

    And I’m supposed to give a shit about this little elitist shit why exactly?

  • NateB79

    Just because Tommy Hifiger has worked with gays and has given to HIV charities doesn’t mean he’s a fan of gays. This kid could the nut that fell of the bigot tree, for all we know. People are much different in their private lives than they are in their public personas.

  • Henry

    He’s painfully ignorant, one of those “burned out” young people who have no reason to be burned out.

  • John

    I feel embarrassed for him but meh I don’t hate him

  • LOL

    How can coke be gay when he does so much of it? He’s clearly a druggie.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    If his old man didn’t have money, he’d be living in the gutter with the rest of the trash. In 20 years he’ll be running for a senate seat on the Republican ticket.

  • TommyOC

    @christopher di spirito: I agree. I’m a sucker for reading about douchebags and trainwrecks in general, but I draw the line at paying attention to monied people who get/want/think-they-deserve attention for simply having money.

    And I am ashamed of “journalists” who give them said attention.

  • jason

    I never did like Tommy Hilfiger’s crappy clothes.

  • TMikel

    Gee, given his, like, near total inability to speak a simple, like, declarative sentence, it seems obvious that more than his tattoo has a blunt in it – his brain is obviously, like, “leaning” all over the place.

  • christopher di spirito

    Tommy Hilfiger’s ties are shirts are made in Honduras and China.

  • ronnie

    He’snot even interesting enough to hate!

  • jeff4justice

    Way to condition gays to be as judgmental to others as anti-gays are to us.
    Let’s remember this next time Queerty gets preachy about someone like Tim Gun or Perez Hilton.

    Then again, Bill O’Reilly and Keith Olberman do it too so you in ______ company.

    Maybe ya’ll can find time to note an awesome LGBT people/group of the week sometime.

  • Shannon1981

    Winning Douche of the Week on Queerty is the highlight of this tool’s life. You did him a favor.

  • GayGOP

    And this is what marijuana will do to one’s brain.

  • Cam

    What is it about the scions of these wealthy familys like this guy, Brandon and Gummibear DAvis, the Whitney kid, Casey Johnson etc… that must makes you think the families would have been better off adopting.

  • hoganbcmj

    I find it infuriating that idiots like this guy justify the use of the word “fag” by claiming they have nothing against gays, and therefore somehow the word’s meaning is changed. Louis CK said the same thing, and although they may not mean it in the “homosexual” way, certainly 99 percent of the douches and assholes who bully, abuse, attack and make fun of gay people do. It doesn’t erase the pain I associate to that word just because these famous rich people claim they don’t “mean it in that way.” It’s just a backdoor justification for the use of homophobic slur, which solidifies their cred with all their homophobe straight fans, who then take it as a green light to go ahead and use the word, no matter what they mean by it.

  • BlogShag

    With any luck he’ll be dead at an early age like that cracked out ‘ho’ singer Amy Winehouse

  • BlogShag

    With any luck he’ll be dead at an early age like that cracked out ‘ho’ singer Amy [email protected]jason: They’re not crappy, just too collegiate looking. And he insists on putting his name all over everything. That is so 1970’s and early 80’s

  • Dave

    My fucking God. This boy may be the most boring, simple human being on the face of the planet Earth. He’d make any cast member from any season of any reality show ever made look as fascinating as Mohandas Ghandi, Winston Churchill, Sojourner Truth, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., and the first sentient extraterrestrial life form humans ever meet all rolled into one. He’s so boring it almost wraps back around and makes him seem freakishly interesting in a “I’d rather dig my fucking fingernail into my neck until I can grab my carotid artery and then rip it out by the root with my own two hands than to spend 5 more seconds hearing about his thoughts and plans” sort of way. Kill it…KILL IT WITH FIRE!

  • Joey Carson

    Ok, I’m not trying to troll here, but I say forgive the kid.

    I think he’s using ‘the other f word’ in a modern sense, as in the south park episode where the kids are like “what? Gay people aren’t fags. That’s stupid, we have nothing against gay people. Bikers are fags”

    In other words, in some parts of the common culture, “fag” has remained a derogatory term, but no longer refers to gay people as a minority. You know, like for women. The word “fag” as a derogatory term originated as slang for “useless old woman”, as in a woman whose only usefulness was gathering a bundle of sticks, also called a “faggot”…

    To me, it sounds like the hil. kid is just being stupid for not realizing that he sounds homophobic. I mean, as he said, he has nothing against gay people.

    Maybe he just means he doesn’t want to be a tweaked out twinkie?

  • Kedah

    Geez! get with it.. fag meaning homosexual is so 1980s.. everyone uses the word fag now to mean loser, wimp, pussy.. i dont know the guy, but i dont think he’s being homophobic.. almost all the gay ppl around my age (21) use it.. u guys are showing ur age

  • Cam

    @Kedah: said…..

    “Geez! get with it.. fag meaning homosexual is so 1980s.. everyone uses the word fag now to mean loser, wimp, pussy.. i dont know the guy, but i dont think he’s being homophobic.. almost all the gay ppl around my age (21) use it.. u guys are showing ur age”


    Yeah!! how cool you are!! you’re EXACTLY right, so then I’m sure you would also be shocked if black people got upset if you used the word nigger to describe somebody stupid or a loser, or if women got upset if you used the word cunt to describe a loser, or if lesbians got upset if you used the word Dyke to describe a loser, of if Hispanics got mad because you used the word spic…..etc…

    So please get off your little high horse. What you are saying is that a word, that by definition refers to gay people is now used as a widespread insult. Why do you THINK it became that way? Gee, because being called gay was SEEN AS BEING AN INSULT!

    So get over yourself.

  • Davide

    @Kedah: Many people use the word fag to mean loser, wimp, pussy becouse they think gays are loser, wimp, pussy.
    Sorry for my english.

  • hoganbcmj

    @Kedah: It doesn’t matter that you and your five friends from high school didn’t mean “gay” when you used the word “fag.” See, once you get out into the actual real WORLD, the word “fag” still means “gay,” whether you want it to or not. News Flash: society doesn’t look to South Park to define what a word means. People really want to be able to use the word, because it’s got a lot of power, but Cam is right, the reason it has power and is used as a negative put down now is because being gay has always been considered a huge insult. All you’re doing by justifying its use is offending and insulting gay people everywhere. And if you are gay yourself, you’re in for a big surprise when you start getting to know other gay guys who aren’t 21 years old, which you will need to do once you start, you know, getting a career and actually contributing to the world. News flash no. 2: older people are actually proud of being older. We don’t want to be young and ignorant, we know shit you don’t. It’s not some sort of achievement to be younger. You’re hilarious.

  • hoganbcmj

    @Joey Carson: Just because it has that meaning to you doesn’t mean it’s that way in “some parts of the common culture.” You don’t know what’s inside people’s heads. It still refers to gay people as a minority whether you want it to or not. You have no idea who you’re insulting when you use “fag.” People can’t just choose to use whatever insulting word they want and claim they don’t mean to offend anyone and suddenly it’s okay, even if you and the people in your social circle do it. There is no “modern sense” of the word. It still means the same thing.

  • Adman

    What’s instructive here is how young and or heterosexual is the new uncool, as they define themselves. It’s a stance where they mean “you’re dismissed, since I don’t have a true story to tell. I can only manipulate small narratives within narrowing parameters. Oh By the way, I’m an artist of some sort” It’s boring knowing this about them, and I just wish it wasn’t such a pervasive thing. Oh well, through the looking glass for another wasted set of reasons. Still, a waste of everything it touches has a name, too, you know? We have to get back to the grind of making innoculents out of toxins again, it seems.

    from Wiki re: Humpty Dumpty–

    Humpty appears in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass (1872), where he discusses semantics and pragmatics with Alice.
    “I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’ ” Alice said.
    Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t—till I tell you. I meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!’ ”
    “But ‘glory’ doesn’t mean ‘a nice knock-down argument’,” Alice objected.
    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
    “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master that’s all.”
    Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. “They’ve a temper, some of them—particularly verbs, they’re the proudest—adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs—however, I can manage the whole lot! Impenetrability! That’s what I say!”[15]

    This passage was used in Britain by Lord Atkin and in his dissenting judgement in the seminal case Liversidge v. Anderson (1942), where he protested about the distortion of a statute by the majority of the House of Lords.[16] It also became a popular citation in United States legal opinions, appearing in 250 judicial decisions in the Westlaw database as of April 19, 2008, including two Supreme Court cases (TVA v. Hill and Zschernig v. Miller).[17]

  • Jonathonz

    Who cares about some little shitty hedonist that was born into money and isn’t doing anything useful with his life. Next…

  • o

    @Jonathonz: Hey, at least he’s not a psychopath. Better to vegetate like this clown than be anti-social.

  • velocifero

    It always the parents fault when kids go bad. So a rich NY asshole spawns another spoiled brat. Yawn. Figures he would be a hiphop DJ — the usual gig for aspiring wannabees with no talent. Plus his daddy’s clothes are for 80s yuppies anyway. The fact that New York Observer profiled him means Daddy bought him some good PR rep. I predict a Bravo reality show season 2013.

  • Henry

    @o: Some psychopaths think they’ll get a new genetic code in heaven, but first of all, there is no heaven. Second, the way they act guarantees they wouldn’t get into heaven even if it did exist.

    If God exists at all, hell exists too, but not heaven. It just doesn’t make sense to prolong anyone’s suffering by making them get along with such a horrible monster for eternity. Since God enjoys punishing anyway, it would make sense for him to continue to punish sons of bitches in hell in the most brutal ways.

  • o

    @Henry: I guess you mean that good people deserve rest for eternity, real death. Psychopaths deserve prolonged existence (with God) since existence is pretty much a pile of shit.

  • Henry

    @o: Yeah, it is shit, since God created it, and God did it worse than pretty much any human could. Some theologians say hell is the absence of God, but they’re wrong. I think it’s the saturation of God.

  • o

    @Henry: I don’t really understand why anyone would have children after the 20th century. It’s the century of genocide and nuclear war. Anyone who thinks about it even a little must pause about continuing their own life, let alone having children. It hasn’t been possible to pretend about religion for centuries, the most valiant efforts have all failed. It’s not possible to pretend about anything anymore, really.

  • Henry

    @o: For the past few centuries, each half-century has been one of experiments. The “experiments” have been of such a radical character, and there have been so many of them, that there’s no going back from them and life has been irredeemably ruined. We bought wholesale into THE APOCALYPTIC and we wanted to prove things. We wanted to prove that there was all-conquering love, so we did away with courtship, and that didn’t solve anything. We wanted to get rid of kings in Europe because kings are bad and mob rule is good. We wanted to prove that religion poisoned politics, so Europe became secular, and we got two World Wars. We wanted machines to do work, and that made people unnecessary. We wanted to kill easily, so we created guns that can be bought at the price of a toaster, and can fold over the life of an enormity in a few seconds. We wanted a Holocaust to see if God would stop it. We wanted a missile crisis to see if we couldn’t really wipe out a continent.

  • o

    @Henry: All of those things seem like breaking points. I think the Cuban missile crisis is the worst one. The moment that we become so anxious over global supremacy that it comes down to an imminent nuclear standoff is when life isn’t worth living anymore. What was the Cold War about, anyway? Winning didn’t prove anything, in fact. And winning didn’t change anything.

  • Henry

    @o: What gets me is that nothing can ever be stopped. Winning the Cold War didn’t stop rape. Stopping rape wouldn’t stop racism. Stopping racism wouldn’t stop theft. Stopping theft wouldn’t stop Alzheimer’s. Stopping Alzheimer’s wouldn’t stop diabetes. Stopping diabetes wouldn’t stop ALS. Stopping ALS wouldn’t stop going through the windshield. Stopping going through the windshield wouldn’t stop sawing off your hand in the factory. Stopping sawing off your hand in the factory wouldn’t stop conspiracy. Stopping conspiracy wouldn’t stop molestation. Stopping molestation wouldn’t stop gang fighting. Stopping gang fighting wouldn’t stop nervous breakdowns. Stopping nervous breakdowns wouldn’t stop Norwegian bombers. Stopping Norwegian bombers wouldn’t stop Tulsa shooters.

  • o

    @Henry: The fact that nothing can ever be stopped seemed to pave the way for the apocalyptic, the desire for what can’t be, the utopian desire for the unobtainable, which is analogous to the diluted purity, purity divested of its pleasure. People WANTED things to stop. The talented people wanted it. A lot of them turned to fascism to make things stop.

  • Henry

    @o: The ones who didn’t become fascists became Nazis. They were two aspects of one force. Fascism was pure power and Nazism was intelligence – frankly, you needed a lot of talent to have a Holocaust, and even some intelligence. There is a reason that Heidegger became a Nazi and not a fascist. They understood inversions, they understood the inversion of Christianity. The spread of Christianity laid the groundwork for its inversion, as if God wanted the inversion. The pure good of the gospel became the pure evil of the kampf.

  • o

    @Henry: That reminds me of what Arthur Miller said about the Holocaust having “something to do with truthfulness.” The people who talk about degeneracy, as we’ve seen from inoits2, are all about truthfulness, a scientific truthfulness, even.

  • Henry

    @o: Yes, Charles Rozier is all about a scientific truthfulness, he became an anti-Semite like 2+2 makes 4. It was useful for a little while for him to get there gradually. As long as a person does it gradually, the result can be put out of mind.

  • o

    @Henry: Heidegger, however, I feel the need to say, was not very intelligent, was only marginally more intelligent. What he really was, was sly. He was, what, 30 years old? and he didn’t even finish his most important Nazi book, the one that provided an ideological basis for violence cloaked in the language of the academic and advanced in the subtlest way.

  • Henry

    @o: If you want a really intelligent, actually a frighteningly intelligent cloaking of the truth, you have to look at Calvin. Only the devil could cloak the truth so thoroughly. No wonder all the little-devils become Calvinists.

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