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'Just Keep Moving': Perez Hilton Shares Advice For Chrissy Teigen As The Two Face Bullying Backlash

Jun. 25 2021, Published 2:18 p.m. ET

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As Perez Hilton continues to face backlash for his previous treatment of Britney Spears, he’s offering up some words of wisdom to Chrissy Teigen, another notable name being accused of bullying.

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“The advice I would give her is just keep moving. Just keep doing what makes you happy. If that [means] being on social media, then do it,” the 43-year-old — born Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. — tells OK! exclusively. “Because the people that don’t like you, they’re still not going to like you, even if you take a yearlong break. And the people that like you will continue to support you, it’s as simple as that.”

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perez hilton shares advice for chrissy teigen following bullying backlash
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As OK! previously reported, Teigen “worries her life is in ruins,” according to a source, after negative tweets that she posted in 2011 about Courtney Stodden and Lindsay Lohan recently resurfaced. Stodden later accused Teigen of telling them to take a “dirt nap” when the non-binary model was dating then-boyfriend Doug Hutchison. Designer Michael Costello also claimed that Teigen targeted him — and had him blacklisted from the fashion industry — following an online hoax that attributed false racist comments to him.

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(Though the mom-of-two issued a lengthy mea culpa in which she apologized, she later accused the former Project Runway contestant of photoshopping alleged messages that Costello claimed Teigen sent him.)

Meanwhile, Hilton knows a thing or two about dealing with critics. Following the shocking court testimony Spears made on Wednesday, June 23, about her conservatorship, the celebrity blogger showed his support for the 39-year-old on social media. However, his statements prompted many to point out that his negative coverage on his website back in the day likely contributed to her troubles.

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Hilton admits that the fallout he's experiencing now could be a karmic taste of his own medicine — and, rightfully so. “I definitely understand what Britney could be going through on some level,” he says, “but I think it’s really hard for anybody to really understand all that she’s gone through and is still going through.”

The dad-of-three doesn’t see his reputation changing in the court of public opinion anytime soon, either. "I’m just sad that this is another reminder that no matter how much I change, it seems to me that the majority of people don’t care. They don’t care because what I did in the past in their eyes is so bad that no matter if I change — which I have — it is not good enough,” the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here alum continued. “It’s just beyond redemption, unforgivable.”

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As OK! previously reported, Hilton owned up for his role in contributing to a toxic celebrity culture. "I did awful things and would tell myself it was okay because I was just saying what everyone else is thinking," he admitted about his website in October 2020. "But there's a lesson there: You really shouldn't say everything you're thinking."

Though many have praised Hilton for his attempts to do better — he's implemented a no-kids policy on his site, and has taken a different (read: not as aggressive) approach to covering celebrity news — the TMI: My Life In Scandal author knows he may never be able to shake his past. At the end of the day, "People want somebody to blame," he says. "They want villains."

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