Today I happened to read on http://www.fadedyouth.blogspot.com/ that one of my favorite web bloggers Perez Hilton was being sued for stealing paparazzi photos and putting them up on his sarcastic gossip blog www.perezhilton.com.
Perez Hilton, or (Mario Lavandeira his real name), insights mixed reactions from the media. Some love his tongue in cheek, blogging which can be rude, crude, cruel, completely real and complete lies. That being said, his comments on popular culture are a refreshing change from the traditional press and most of his views would never be reported in the mainstream media.
However, it appears Perez has been using the photographs on his site without proper authorization and is now being sued by several different photo agencies, including X17 online for over $17.5 million. I don’t know how to feel about this. Part of me understands that he has no right to rip of the paparazzi. But another part of me feels sad for Perez. He is after all, an underdog. Any comments?