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Paris Hilton didn’t confuse Nelson Mandela with MLK Jr.

Paris Hilton didn’t confuse Nelson Mandela with MLK Jr.
December 6, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Paris Hilton

Nelson Mandela died yesterday, at the age of 95 after spending his life to making the world a better place instead of, say, making a reality TV show about how rich people are better than stupid poor folks. Which brings us to Paris Hilton, who’s none too pleased that a fake tweet about her confusing Mandela with Martin Luther King Jr. made the rounds. Although let’s be honest: She kind of dropped off the face of the Earth. She should be thankful anyone remembers her name. “London? Milan? I think her name is Tokyo. You know? Let’s just call her Minneapolis.” Via GossipCop

A Photoshopped tweet — fake but made to look like it had been written by Hilton — began circulated, and read: “RIP Nelson Mandela. Your ‘I Have A Dream’ speech was so inspiring. An amazing man.” Except that was NOT actually Hilton — just a hoax, apparently started by the @DeletedTweets account. The real Hilton was on a flight to Miami when news about Mandela broke, and when she learned about the phony tweet making the rounds, she was understandably upset.

Well of course it’s fake: You’re assuming that Paris knows who Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King Jr. are. Or that she would care about them enough to Tweet about them. It’s so much that I believe in Paris, so much as I just believe in how awful she can be. That’s the smart money bet.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.