After Michael Jackson was rushed to the hospital this afternoon, PerezHilton.com pushed a blog post insinuating the King of Pop had faked a heart attack because he had cold feet about his upcoming tour that was set to launch on July 13th. The post though was edited and replaced with this one.
The original post was so insensitive and disrespectful about Michael Jackson's death. Below is the photo and text that the website eventually took down from PerezHilton.com:
Michael Jackson was taken by ambulance from his Holmby Hills home to a nearby Los Angeles hospital on Thursday afternoon!! Supposedly, the singer went into cardiac arrest and the paramedics had to administer CPR!!!
His mother is even on the way to visit him!!!
We are dubious!!
Jacko pulled a similar stunt when he was getting ready for his big HBO special in '95 when he "collapsed" at rehearsal! He was dragging his heels on that just like his upcoming 50 date London residency at the 02 Arena, of which he already postponed the first few dates!!! Either he's lying or making himself sick, but we're curious to see if he's able to go on!!! Get your money back, ticket holders!!!!
I've spent the last three hours, hooked to the TV watching Michael Jackson coverage, absolutely shocked that the Elvis of my generation has died. Michael Jackson means a lot to me, his fans, the music community, and most importantly his family. For PerezHilton.com to make light of his heart attack completely disgusts me.
Perez, you need to apologize to Michael Jackson's family!!! You can't just edit a post and think no one will notice. It's the internet, dumba**. You of all people should know how quickly information spreads.
I'm not the only one who's angry. Twitters are outraged and encouraging others to #unfollowperez. This became one of the top trends tonight on Twitter. Those these people may have had good intentions in support of Michael, they're now discouraged because Perez Hilton apparently complained to Twitter, asking them to take the trend down. He's only making it worse. Admit you were wrong!!!