It seems like everyone in Hollywood has an opinion when it comes to the incident between gossip blogger Perez Hilton and the Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am. After news broke of their reported altercation in Toronto over the weekend, celebrities began reacting to the news that Will's manager, Polo Molina, allegedly hit Perez after he called Will an anti-gay slur.
Aubrey O'Day, who has been regularly bashed by Hilton, spoke to MTV News about the incident and actually seems to be on Hilton's side, at least in principle. "I'm sure as everyone knows there've been many times I wish I could slap Perez, but you don't, 'cause at the end of the day, he's doing a job. You're doing a job, and there's a place for everyone in this industry, good or bad."
[artist id="1233784"]Nick Cannon[/artist], who recently got into his own online war of words with Eminem, isn't taking sides in this beef, but does have some advice for Hilton. "It's funny, 'cause I know both of them; they're both good people in their own right," he told MTV News. "Some people don't like Perez, but Perez is very opinionated, and it's kind of like one of those things — sometimes you got to watch your mouth. But violence is never the answer. Why everyone bringing Will.I.Am into it? He ain't the one that punched Perez. The entourage can always get you in trouble. See, Perez has to get himself a more gangsta entourage. All controversy is good controversy for him."
Some celebrities think that Hilton's negative coverage of celebrities like Tila Tequila and [artist id="1220799"]John Mayer[/artist], and the words he used when speaking to Will.I.Am the night of the incident, led to the confrontation. "When you get rich saying hateful things sometimes you ask for it," said "Transformers" star Josh Duhamel, who is married to [artist id="30064"]Black Eyed Peas[/artist] singer [artist id="2413819"]Fergie[/artist], told "Entertainment Tonight." "It's an unfortunate incident, and I hope it goes away."
[artist id="1231768"]Kelly Clarkson[/artist], who was also in Toronto over the weekend for the Much Music awards, commented about the incident on the Canadian cable network's show "MOD." "When you dish that much out, you have to be able to take somethin'," she said, joking that she was sending flowers to Will's manager, Molina, who was officially charged with assault on Monday. And after noting that violence isn't the right way to solve problems, she added, "I've been hit in the face before, and I didn't cry about it."
On his Twitter, Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy wrote a post that seemed to support Will.I.Am, at first: "Will.I.Am-1, Perez-0. It's about f---ing time." But he later diplomatically added, "Violence is not the answer. Trust me, been through it. The fact is, not everyone is going to take being called a vulgar expletive lightly."
Frequent tweeter John Mayer instigated quite an epic Twitter conversation with Perez about the incident, first criticizes him for exhibiting "a profound lack of control" and then offering to teach him the Israeli martial art Krav Maga. "You know how to find me," Mayer wrote. "Words have cause and effect, even if the effect is wrong."
Among the several celebrities who have come to Perez's side are Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag. "Speidi is never buying anything black eyed pees related!" Spencer tweeted. "Not that I did in the past but now I really won't! What a coward!"
Heidi tweeted Perez on Monday morning, asking, "Are you ok? I am praying for you!! God bless xoxo."
Meanwhile, [artist id="2408193"]Miley Cyrus[/artist] seemed surprised by the whole thing, telling the gossip blogger that she was surprised by the incident. "Are you are kidding right??? omgosh!" she wrote on her Twitter. "Wow! I'm glad you are ok!!!!"