The issues between tabloid blogger Perez Hilton and Lady Gaga have reached a critical point. No longer is the confrontation limited to bullying - Perez has allegedly taken it upon himself to stalk the superstar at her own home.
As some little monsters were waiting outside her apartment in New York, a few of them caught a glimpse of the blogger as he walked inside, apparently without invitation.
Worried for their idol’s safety and security, fans alerted Gaga via Twitter. Fortunately, she was not home at the time. She requested that these fans send her pictures to confirm that the gossip blogger was, in fact, there. They were unable to do so when he entered the lobby.
Luckily, Gaga and her fans worked together to alert security, and the person in question was escorted out of the building. Subsequently, Gaga told the fan that originally alerted her that she had indeed received confirmation that Hilton had been the one in her building.
It seems that as soon as she confirmed her fans’ claims, a rightfully enragd Gaga took matters into her own hands and lashed out at Hilton via Twitter, telling him to stay away from her and from her family.
Evidently Perez Hilton’s terrorizing of Lady Gaga has been going on for quite some time largely within the confines of their one-on-one communication and it seems as if the incident after Gaga’s accident may have been the least of it.
She later apologized for her rant, and confessed that all she really wanted was to “make people smile” and that she felt sorry for the fans that are really trying to enjoy what is supposed to be a happy and exciting time, what with her new projects coming, including the debut of her first music video in two years and her first interview on the topic of her upcoming album, ARTPOP (at which time she’ll also debut the music video).
Perez has taken to his blog to publish a grammatically painful statement in his own defense against Lady Gaga’s “lies.” He claims that at the time he was seen entering the apartment building alone, he was, in fact, apartment-hunting with his mother and son. The blog post asserts that Perez “learned only after the fact,” that his “former very good friend” lived there.
Too often it seems that the authorities don’t take this sort of thing seriously when it comes to celebrities. Just recently Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence opened up about the reality of being stalked by the paparazzi, and superstars like Halle Berry have been pushing for legal recourse that would stop photographers from essentially stalking their children. Why is it that this is considered normal for celebrities to go through, when if it happened to most people, the police would act instantly?
Indeed, all celebrities are human beings. The stalking and harassment has to end somewhere, and we can only hope it does before something truly awful happens.