Paris Hilton Admits Cruel South Park Portrayal Made Her ‘Sick’

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Nearly 20 years after a character based on Paris Hilton appeared in an episode of “South Park,” the socialite has admitted that the cruel portrayal made her feel “sick” and severely impacted her mental health. The 2004 episode “Stupid Spoiled Wh*re Video Playset,” all the female characters in the show are obsessed with Hilton and want to become her by becoming “stupid spoiled wh*res.” YIKES.

“South Park” portrayed Paris Hilton with strangely drawn eyes and showed the character regularly coughing up ejaculate. Her dog, Tinkerbell, even shoots itself because it doesn’t want to be her pet anymore. If that’s not cruel, I don’t know what is.

Hilton is finally discussing the parody in her book “Paris: The Memoir,” saying that it was needlessly mean and completely inappropriate.

Paris Hilton was attacked by “South Park” writers for no real reason

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“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,” she wrote. “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.

Hilton continued: “It also upsets me that the episode graphically portrays Tinkerbell [Hilton’s pet dog] 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 while the 42-year-old is discussing the impact the “South Park” episode had on her now, she stayed silent at the time. This proved to be more ammunition for the show’s writers, for some reason.

“When a journalist told Matt [Stone] about my muted red-carpet response, he said, ‘That shows how f**ked up she is,'” Hilton recalled. “My not wanting to watch his cartoon about my dog being shot and me coughing up ejaculate — that’s evidence of how f**ked up I am.”

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