He made a name for himself by being one of the most controversial and opinionated bloggers of his time, regularly upsetting celebrities with his gossip scoops and acid tongue.
However, Perez Hilton respectfully opted out of creating his usual ‘Best’ and ‘Worst’ dressed lists for last night’s [7 January] Golden Globes – revealing that in support of the women taking part in the #TimesUp movement, he will not be ranking their outfits.
Posting a personal message on his blog, Perez wrote: “Dear readers,
“I stand with the women protesting sexual harassment and workforce inequality on the Golden Globes red carpet.
“I understand this is more than a fashion moment, and so, I want to support the women wearing black tonight.
“I want to support women wearing the #TimesUp pins tonight. Therefore, I will not be running my traditional Best and Worst Dressed lists tonight.
“I believe women.”
Perez was widely praised for his decision, with the star’s followers applauding his choice on social media as they thanked him for not pitting women against each other on such a poignant night.
Time’s Up was launched on 1 January of this year, just weeks after Hollywood was rocked when a series of serious sexual assault and rape allegations were made against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The scandal rocked the industry as the true inequality and injustice within it was exposed, with the New York Times announcing the formation of Time’s Up in their ‘Dear Sisters’ full-page ad.
Proud to be one of the 300+ plus women across film, tv, and theater in today’s NY Times & La Opinion calling for the end of sexual harassment of women across all industries – #TIMESUP– donate to the 13 mil backed Times Up Legal Defense Fund now https://t.co/9qaN42VgHv – #2018 pic.twitter.com/wo8TWF5mm6
— Rowan Blanchard (@RowanBlanchard) January 2, 2018
The initiative aims to combat sexual harassment and inequality in the workplace, with celebrities attending the Golden Globes being asked to wear black to raise awareness and showcase their support.
Eva Longoria explained at the time: “This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment. For years, we’ve sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colours and our beautiful faces and our glamour.
“This time the industry can’t expect us to go up and twirl around.”