Parents: When shopping for a new book to read to your kids, be sure to avoid the recent children's book written by famously trashy, foul-mouthed celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. "The Boy with Pink Hair" is a cute, uplifting children's book and a slick piece of gay rights propaganda.
The self-declared "Queen of All Media," (more than 3.8 million Twitter followers and perezhilton.com, one of the most visited websites in the world) jumped into the spotlight in 2009, when he famously called Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean a "dumb b***h" possessing "half a brain" for her statement that she believes marriage "should be between a man and a woman."
Now, Hilton is on a book tour, hawking his "story of a boy whose difference makes a difference." On the outset, this cute fairytale is a about a boy with pink hair who grows up with loving parents, pursues his favorite hobbies, encounters a bully, and overcomes his insecurities to save the day.
"He was born that way - the Boy with Pink Hair." That's the first line of the children's book, and it sets the tone for a story littered with adult phrases referring to the cultural battle over homosexuality.
Gay rights activist use the exact phrase "born that way" when defending homosexuality. Not surprisingly, Lady Gaga, whose recent chart-topping gay anthem was titled "Born This Way," reviewed the book, praising it as "beautiful … a journey of self-acceptance" a phrase which appears on the book's back cover.
Elsewhere, he dreams of "a school where everyone had different colored hair. All together, it looked like a rainbow." Gays, of course, have appropriated the rainbow as a symbol.
The Boy with Pink Hair's loving parents are accepting of his girly locks, and encourage his love of cooking by building him a tree house equipped with a kitchen. "They encouraged his hobby and didn't pester him to play games that he didn't like." This is reminiscent of recent stories on network news in which parents have debated whether or not to encourage children into particular gender identity roles.
As the story progresses, readers learn that the Boy with Pink Hair saves the day at his elementary school by leading his classmates in cooking a pink-themed meal for the parent-teacher lunch, which had become ruined when the cafeteria stove broke. The boy concludes that his mother was right in that he could make a difference with his difference - but the difference wasn't his hair, it was that he "followed his own special dream and was happy tobe just who he was."
It's a happy-go-lucky story with a nice ending, and its effective gay propaganda, attempting to make kids pre-disposed to embrace homosexuality before they can understand what it is, or even know it exists.
Hilton ends the book, "One boy, with shockingly bright, beautiful pink hair made the world a little happier and a little more pink. And that's a great thing!" The gayer the better, kids!
An adult conversation about sexuality has no place in an innocent "children's" book, but Hilton sees no qualms with it.