Despite Brunei implementing the death by stoning punishment for homosexuality and adultery, gossip blogger and irresponsible Perez Hilton decided to out the Sultan of Brunei’s second son, Prince Azim, according to Dallas Voice.
He announced the news via a YouTube video when he said “Y’all know I don’t out people anymore. I used to do that back in the day, but I’m making an exception here. I’m guessing the Sultan of Brunei doesn’t know that his son, Prince Azim, is a big old homo.” He goes on to say that he knows this because he has spent some time with him. This is not the first time that Perez Hilton has outed people, as he believed that it was the right thing to do because it is a fact and that it should be reported, ignoring the fact that, I don’t know, some can literally be violently killed for being outed.
Azim has been photographed with many LGBTQ celebrities such as Gus Kenworthy and Caitlyn Jenner and frequently parties with other celebrities where he drinks copious amounts of alcohol, despite alcohol consumption being banned under Islamic law. So he’s gay and drinks alcohol? I can see this quickly becoming a problem in Brunei where he can be whipped and stoned to death. But would a father do that to his own son? I suppose we’ll have to wait and find out.
Back to Perez – what he did was highly insensitive as coming out is a very personal thing to do and he was robbed of that. although I doubt he would have ever come out given the circumstances. It was not his right to out Prince Azim like that, because nobody has the right to out someone else. Was Perez just being stupid or was he fully aware of the potential damage could be inflicted on Prince Azim under Sharia Law? Either way, it was a highly insensitive thing to do.
h/t: Dallas Voice
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