Perez Hilton Says Being Nice On Website Hasn’t Affected Traffic [AUDIO]

March 24, 2011 7:41 am

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In the wake of a string of youth suicides caused by extreme bullying last year, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton vowed to end his website’s mean undertone, with which he notoriously bullied celebrities including Khloe Kardashian, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Aniston. In an interview today with “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” Perez gave Ryan an update on the progress of his kinder tone and his work with organizations who aim to end bullying in schools

“What I’ve been most encouraged by is the fact that since I’ve stopped being outright nasty or mean and name calling and doodling inappropriate things on pictures, the traffic on my website has not gone down, which I was expecting or prepared for to happen,” said Perez. “It tells me that people are ready or receptive to a more positive direction, and I think that’s what we need in this world right now.”

Perez, who turned 33 yesterday, also talked about how his birthday party is raising money for gay and lesbian youth. He’s teaming up with fundraising website CrowdRise to raise money for the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.

He recently tweeted, “All I want for my birthday March 23 is for you to donate to GLSEN, a non-profit whose work I really support! Even $1 helps!”

The three people who donate the most to GLSEN through CrowdRise will win tickets to his star-studden party which will feature performances from Dita Von Teese, Darren Criss, Kat Graham, Macy Gray and Greyson Chance. Visit to donate!

Listen to the entire interview with Perez Hilton below!

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