Will Perez Hilton finally receive a little karmic justice?

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  1. uyeahu

    uyeahu Agitator. Sharpie lover (figuratively speaking).

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    Apparently Perez forgot Miley Cyrus is still a minor and thought it would be appropriate to post an up-skirt photo of her getting out of a car on his blog. He's since taken it down and posted a poorly conceived and flippant faux-pology in which he both denies having done it but contradictorily asking if we really think he's that stupid (well, yeah, I do). You can read more about it and see his apology without going to his site here.

    I hope he's prosecuted and at the very least has to issue a sincere apology and pay a fine. Jail time would work for me too though. He's a nasty little vulture.
     
  2. UGG

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    he is seriously dumb for doing that. he had to have known she was a minor. But why the hell is Miley trying to be Britney 2.0? zzzzzzzzzzz. I hope she goes away soon-she has nothing good to offer as an artist. The Lolita sex thing is played out and old.
     
  3. Ziggy

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    He's a nasty little vulture, yes.

    But the whole idea of that photo possibly being child pornography is beyond ridiculous IMO.
     
  4. skatemommy

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    That would be some just desserts for Perez...he is a nasty little queen.
     
  5. BigB08822

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    Perez is very aware of Mileys age, he posts her age all the time when he blogs about her. Whether you think of it as child porn or not she is underage and he knew better. I hope he is prosecuted but I don't know who would be the one to press charges. I don't see Miley or her camp doing it.
     
  6. uyeahu

    uyeahu Agitator. Sharpie lover (figuratively speaking).

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    Regardless of whether she was wearing panties or not is kinda beside the point. It's COMPLETELY inappropriate to post an upskirt photo of a minor, even if that minor is Miley Cyrus.
     
  7. Angelskates

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    It's completely inappropriate to take an post upskirt photos of ANYONE, regardless of their age, especially without their permission. It's disgusting.

    Ziggy, why do you not think of this as child porn? For all you know, he could be getting his jollies out of staring at the photo he took.
     
  8. orbitz

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    Anything that will bring on the demise of Perez Hilton should be celebrated. Oh please charge him with something.
     
  9. FiveRinger

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    What a douche. Now, I'm not a fan a Miley's by any stretch, she gets on my feckin' nerves. But this is really atrocious. Somebody tell this idiot she'll be 18 and fair game in a few months. So impatient....

    And you might not even have to sneak the damn picture. She might give it to you!
     
  10. Ziggy

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    And that's exactly what is making me :rolleyes:. How totally arbitrary a distinction is that.

    Celebrities thrive on that, it just gives them more exposure.
     
  11. FiveRinger

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    From a legal standpoint, it's everything.

    I don't want to see anybody taking pictures of anybody's panty-free crotch. I don't condone it. Unfortunately, skummy paparazzi are going to snap whatever they want, even when you're in an uncompromising position.

    And let's face it, when Miley does turn 18, what little protection she had because of her age will be gone. She's going to be fodder for a lot of folks. Sad, but true.
     
  12. Anita18

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    Joe Francis finally got his comeuppance via tax evasion. I'm not picky, I'll take what I can get!
     
  13. Prancer

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    Perez is now claiming that it's a fake:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65E6DO20100615

    And apparently it is, because you can see her panties through her dress in other photos taken at the time.

    http://dk3rv6hblwrlz.cloudfront.net/miley_cyrus_upskirt4.jpg

    Of course, some people are insisting she must have put them on after the first pic was taken, but :rolleyes: since from what I read in Reuters, her crotch was pixilated in Perez's photo and no one could see anything anyway, so it's hardly pornographic, child or otherwise.

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: at Perez Hilton, but much ado about nothing much here, I think.
     
  14. silverstars

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    I don't like Miley Cyrus, but I despise Perez Hilton. Regardless of whether or not it's something that most would consider child pornography or the fact that she'll be an adult in a few short months, the law is black and white--there's no such thing as "almost," and I think that she would have a viable case against him. I hope that she sues the pants off of him.
     
  15. my little pony

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    noting Prancer's post, what would she sue him for?
     
  16. essence_of_soy

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    Miley allegedly sans undies is one thing.

    Perez without them would make me :scream:
     
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    Why is it "ok" just because the picture was proven to be a fake? He still posted it and A) didn't realize it was fake or B) knew it was fake but posted it anyway for attention. So either he caught a huge break by posting what turned out to be a fake pic or he is getting exactly what he wanted when he posted a fake picture but its just not the attention he thought he would get.
     
  18. orbitz

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    Where's the Black Eye Pea when you need them :p.
     
  19. Ozzisk8tr

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    Last I heard, Perez wouldn't be interested in looking at anyone's girly bits.
     
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  20. FiveRinger

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    :rofl:
     
  21. Prancer

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    It isn't okay because of that.

    Unless you think a pixilated photo with a warning notice is somehow pornographic?

    I made the point that Miley was wearing underwear because someone asked if she was trying to be Britney 2.0, and apparently she isn't. Yet.
     
  22. Ozzisk8tr

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    Maybe it was pixelated so we couldn't see she has a penis. That's right folks, Miley is a man, like Lady Ga Ga (who's real name by the way is Graham Cracker). Miles Cyrus this is your 5 minute call.


    My goodness, what's wrong with me today???:shuffle:
     
  23. uyeahu

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    My view is that any upskirt pic is inappropriate but especially so with a minor regardless of the state of her underwear. It's a voyeuristic photo which by it's very nature sexualizes it's subject matter. I don't care if she's ALMOST 18. She's not yet and he was very much in the wrong. I'm not sure what makes it ok for a paparazzi to take and sell these photos and bloggers to publish them when other men are prosecuted for similar behavior using hidden cameras. Women should have some protection from photographers who go out of their way to get these upskirt photos. It's an invasion of privacy. I haven't seen this particular photo but I've read that many paparazzi will practically lay on the ground and/or hold their cameras on the end of a tripod with a remote trigger to try to shoot up the skirts of celebrities.
     
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  25. Prancer

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    Agree with all of it, but Perez was being accused of peddling child pornography.
     
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    I think it depends on how liberally you define pornography. Is it simply subject matter presented in a manner meant to sexually stimulate or does it have to be EXPLICIT subject matter? I think upskirt photos by their nature are voyeuristic shots meant to sexually titillate, and Miley is still legally a child. The argument can probably be made.
     
  28. Prancer

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    Any argument can be made, but you would first have to make the case that the photo was posted in order to stimulate a sexual response. I think it's a bit of a stretch to think that the average person would find a pixilated blob sexually stimulating. It would certainly cause some problems for network television.

    Perez did it to stimulate a response, but I don't think he meant it to be sexual. I think he meant it to get people all worked over the SCANDAL of it all. And it worked.
     
  29. uyeahu

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    Is his intent really the determining factor? The photo is or is not appropriate regardless of his intent.

    ETA: Just thought I should add that I think his intent was to post a photo that he knew would get a lot of hits, and he knew that an upskirt celebrity pic would do that because so many DO find it sexually titillating regardless of whether or not he did. Why else would these photos be more highly publicized and valued than the average bikini pic? They are not more revealing, but they are revealing in a voyeuristic way that violates the privacy of the subject and that many find sexually stimulating.
     
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  30. Auntie

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    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/718/usc_sec_18_00002256----000-.html

    Based on the link, intent doesn't really have anything to do with it. I'm not sure if the picture is explicit enough or graphic enough to be defined as child porn.

    I think there are plenty of pedophiles, creepy old men and teenage boys that would find a pixilated crotch sexually stimulating. At the bare minimum, it saves a few steps for them.

    At any rate, I hope someone takes up the case and makes Hilton suffer for a while.