Did Perez Hilton Just Plagiarize A Golden Globe Article From BuzzFeed?
While all the Internet is still abuzz about Jodie Foster kind of sort of coming out while accepting her lifetime achievement award on the 2013 Golden Globe awards tonight, the crack staff over at the Perez Hilton site was apparently busy plagiarizing content from Buzzfeed.
An article entitled The 16 Best Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Moments From The Golden Globes popped up on BuzzFeed just after the Golden Globe Awards finished up for the night, but was quickly followed by an oddly similar article on the Perez Hilton website entitled Golden Globes 2013: The 13 GREATEST GG Moments In GIFs!
After a quick comparison was made by several of the Internet’s finest referees, penalty flags started raining down from the sky like punches from Will.i.am’s tour manager at a Much Music Video Awards show.
For example, here’s a GIF from the original BuzzFeed article where Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made a joke about Taylor Swift and Michael J Fox’s son:
And here’s the exact same GIF posted by the Perez Hilton website, complete with the exact same text and font:
Now, to give the Perez Hilton site some credit, on a few GIFS they did try to run their own pictures, but they either completely stole the text from BuzzFeed or mostly stole the text from BuzzFeed to try and be a little coy about it.
Here’s a photo of Fey and Poehler poking fun at Jodie Foster coming out:
And here’s a similar photo, with almost the identical text written by Perez Hilton:
If you want to see for yourself, there’s at least another good six or seven complete copies that Perez Hilton passed off as his own without giving credit to BuzzFeed or linking back to their original content. For the original content, CLICK HERE and to see what Perez Hilton ripped off, CLICK HERE.