Paris Hilton has opened up about her controversial portrayal on South Park, Saying the episode made her “sick.”
Now, Paris Hilton is the original influencer.
Paris, who is now forty-two, is perhaps the person to thank for the generation of social media influencers and she has been a fashion icon for years now. And she’s really managed to make a name for herself.
Well, let’s rewind to the late ’90s when Paris was just nineteen-years-old. This is where it all started.
Everyone knows her by her name as her great-grandfather founded the Hilton hotel chain, meaning her family is considerably wealthy.
Her career started off very early when she signed a modeling contract. Signing with Donald Trump’s modeling agency, T Management gave her the exposure that she wanted and needed.
However, she wasn’t going to limit herself to just modeling. Paris’ big breakthrough came in 2003 when she co-starred in the reality series The Simple Life with co-socialite Nicole Richie.
It was a pretty interesting watch, to say the least, and their dim yet hilarious outlook on life built the show a huge fan base.
The show became a global success, plunging the young woman even more into the limelight. And even when The Simple Life came to an end in 2006 after Paris and Nicole very publicly fell out, she continued to rise to fame.
Paris also delved into the world of “proper acting.” But she never starred in anything big enough to define her as a serious actress.
Not to mention her stabs in the music industry. She has released 1 album and has worked as a DJ at big events over the years.
But what she’s best known for is being a socialite. Paris would spend the majority of her time in Beverly Hills with A-listers and millionaires… living her best life pretty much. But she also has become a staple part of “creating” other socialites.
But this week, Paris has hit headlines for commenting on the infamous 2004 South Park episode about her.
It was called Stupid Spoiled Wh**e Video Playset, and featured a wonky-eyed Hilton and her su***dal puppy.
In her upcoming memoir, Paris writes: “The poster featured my face and the tagline: ‘Watch Paris die!’ I didn’t mind that marketing approach, and I wasn’t naïve about why they chose it.
“I’m the title character, but they also apply that epithet to Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Tara Reid, and all the little girls who were fans, which upset me more than anything ugly they could say about me.
“It also upsets me that the episode graphically portrays Tinkerbell being shot and killed.
“The thought of that made me sick. I’ve been involved in some pretty edgy media, but I don’t even know where something like that comes from.”
And fans have spoken out about it too, with one writing: “Yes celebrities have to deal with alot, I would never want to be famous, it would destroy me, that show is also old. She seems like a very beautiful woman now that she’s older and the show was very sickening. I’m saying this as a fan of South Park.”
While another added: “That episode came out almost 20 years ago…I’m glad she’s changed for the better in that time…but honestly South Park did an accurate depiction of how the public viewed her at the time.”
What do you think?