Openly gay internet blogger turned television personality, Perez Hilton has annoyed fans after he suggested that ’50 percent or more, of little boys who take dance class end up being gay.”
The original remark was made during his podcast last week, came after Hilton said that he would not be signing up his 5-year-old son for dance class, because, “dance class might make your son gay” and that he’d prefer for his son, Mario, to grow up straight because it’s “easier.”
Hilton has since spoken via youtube video to further clarify his stance.
“I’m not going to put a number on it, but I would say a good amount — maybe like 50 percent or more — of little boys who take dance class end up being gay,” Hilton said in the video posted on Sunday.
“I don’t think that’s a homophobic thing to say, just like I don’t think it’s a homophobic thing to say that a disproportionate amount of male singer, actor, dancers on Broadway are gay. There are more gay men drawn to that profession. That’s not homophobic, that’s just a fact.”
Hilton, stressed that he believes he was born gay, and can “reconcile” with his statement that taking dance class as a child can make you gay because he knows a lot of dancers.
“Every decision I make for my son is what I think is best for his future, I don’t want to do anything that could potentially hurt him.”
Watch the video below: