Maybe the former A- list mostly television actress who walked away from a hit show, squandered her fortune and got her sister hooked on drugs should look in the mirror at what happened back in the day and not get angry that someone reported on them.
Mischa Barton Confronted Perez Hilton On “The Hills: New Beginnings” About Bullying Her In The Past
After years of being written about on Perez Hilton’s celebrity gossip website and feeling like a target of unfair scrutiny, Mischa Barton confronted the controversial blogger on Monday night’s episode of The Hills: New Beginnings.
When The OC star joined the MTV reboot, Barton told Heidi and Spencer Pratt that she resented Hilton for the negative blog posts he used to write about her at the height of her fame in the early 2000s. Barton felt bullied, saying Hilton “was the face of a certain brand of hate.”
On Monday’s episode, Barton got a chance to speak her mind when Spencer invited Hilton to a “welcome home” celebration for Stephanie Pratt, who’d recently returned to Los Angeles from London.
In a tense, awkward conversation, Barton told Hilton she finds the “bullying that [he] did for so long to so many young girls … hard to let go.”
“It’s not just about the body-shaming or outing people who are gay before they’re really out of the closet,” Barton added. “I just can’t really accept the apology entirely on behalf of how I truly feel.”
Hilton responded by telling Barton he knows he was wrong in the past and respected her speaking up for other people.
“If I could go back in time, and I say this on my kid’s life, I swear if I could go back in time and do things differently, I would,” he said.
But Barton challenged the celebrity blogger, asking, “You would actually go back in time and change all of those people’s careers you messed with, all of the people you outed?”
“I just swore on my kid’s life and you’re shitting on me now?” Hilton snapped back before storming away.
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Barton acknowledged that she “definitely let him have it,” but said “it felt really good.”
“When Heidi kind of set that up, it was interesting. But I just feel like there was a lot that was left unsaid for other people,” Barton told BuzzFeed News.
She added that she went into the conversation thinking Hilton would apologize and react the way he did instead of saying how he really felt. – Source