Legions of Lady Gaga fans are attacking Perez Hilton on Twitter calling him a “pig,” threatening to kidnap his son, and hoping he dies of AIDS.
The barrage of attacks began Sunday after the gossip blogger was accused of being “a stalker” by his former friend, when he was looking at an apartment in Gaga’s New York building.
Early Monday morning, Perez tweeted, “I can’t sleep. I am literally sick to my stomach. Not playing any f**king games here. I am afraid for my f**king safety and that of my son.”
For his part, Perez posted a statement about Gaga’s accusations. He said he had been planning to move to New York for a long time.
He added, “Sunday, my realtor showed us a list of possible apartments to rent. I learned only after the fact that Lady GaGa lives in one of the buildings we looked at, and she was across the country in Los Angeles when I viewed that building. After a day of innocent house-hunting, I am devastated and my heart hurts that my former very good friend, a person I used to call my ‘wifey’ and traveled the world with, is making very public and very untrue allegations about me on Twitter.”
Perez said it was “too painful” to explain why they are not friends anymore, but “I will say that I am a critic and not a ‘stalker.’ Any allegation that I am stalking her, based on a day of house hunting with my baby boy and my mother, is utterly false, defamatory and now appears to be putting me and my family in danger. I will continue to be a critic — in a way that is not mean or involves name-calling, and I will continue to have an opinion and talk about music and songs, like GaGa’s “Applause.” I hope her fans stop sending me death threats, as the suggestion that I pose a danger to Lady GaGa is preposterous. If her fans want to send a message of support to Lady GaGa, they should buy her music. Notwithstanding my feelings about our personal relationship, I do wish Lady GaGa happiness and continued success and I assure you my family house hunting has nothing to do with her. “