Paris Hilton funny joke about Lindsay Lohan not PC for celebrity friends?
Reality television star Paris Hilton has officially said she is sorry about joking publicly about convicted criminal Lindsay Lohan and her… ummm… lack of judgement about the best kind of luxury items to steal while shoplifting. The celebrity socialite apologized to Lindsay Lohan via Twitter after making what some thought were humorous comments about the Disney Princess’ now notorious jewelry theft case. The funniest part of her public apology? In a preview of her new reality show The World According to Paris, Hilton was mistaken for Lohan when giving earrings to a homeless woman, claims Socialite Life, showing how any publicity in Hollywood social circles can be bad or good. In this case the cloud of non-PC jokes has been overshadowed by the silver lining that Paris Hilton slamming Lindsay Lohan in jest actually helped promote her new reality series.
So what did Paris Hilton say about Lindsay Lohan that deserved an apology, and why were her remarks offensive rather than funny?
Socialite Life writes:
The socialite quipped: “If I were Lindsay, I would be stealing earrings… not giving them away.”
According to celebrity gossip website TMZ, a hurt and embarrassed Lindsay Lohan told other more sympathetic celebrity friends:
“[Paris] is mean. You don’t have to make fun of serious matters in people’s lives to be funny.”
Since her public criticism of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton (who believe it or not is a green celebrity) has since released an apology to the website, saying:
“I apologize to Lindsay for the comment that I made. I was joking around but it was thoughtless and unnecessary. “I am reaching out to Lindsay so I can tell her myself.” The World According To Paris premieres on June 1 on the Oxygen Network.
Paris Hilton has spent tons of time and money helping a wide variety of charity organizations with fund-raising over the years. She is notoriously pet friendly, but few realize one of the causes she advocates for is the green car movement.
As for the apology from Paris Hilton to Lilo, well — we also have to apologize… for giggling originally.
Because mean or not, Paris Hilton made a joke that actually was kinda funny.
Lohan should have used her star power more wisely than to steal anything from anybody. With Disney behind her, she should have been a green celebrity who did good things other than simply advocate for LGBT celebrities.