Paris Hilton has once again found herself in the center of controversy, just days after being hoaxed. On Thursday night, hours after the passing of Nelson Mandela, a tweet was shared around social networks that was said to be written by the socialite.
“RIP Nelson Mandela. Your 'I Have A Dream' speech was so inspiring. An amazing man.” The renowned 1963 speech was of course delivered not by South African leader Mandela, but by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Hilton’s publicist later said the tweet was phony, and that Hilton was on a flight to Miami when it was sent. “Whoever made that stupid fake tweet lacks respect to the loss the world is mourning right now. Same goes for all the blogs who ran with it,” Hilton later wrote.
But now, another ridiculous incident occurred, again allegedly linked to Paris Hilton. On Nov. 30, Paul Walker was killed when the Porsche his business partner Roger Rodas was driving crashed. Sunday afternoon, above the scene of the accident, two planes carried banner tributes which read, “R.I.P. God be with Fast & Furious Paul Walker #269,” and “Our hearts go out to his friends and family #17 Paris Hilton.” Hilton has not commented on whether or not she actually sent the banners.
This has certainly not been a good week for the hotel heiress, or her family. On Sunday, her 24-year-old brother Barron Hilton was assaulted at a Miami party, suffering deep cuts to his forehead and nose. "They both will pay for what they did. No one f---- with my family and gets away with it!!” Hilton later wrote on Instagram after her brother posted a picture of his injuries.