Not since Britney Spears have I seen such an overrated “celebrity” than Paris Hilton. Although she has never really done anything other than “The Simple Life” and a mediocre (at best) cd, Paris Hilton is on television, in magazines, and the source of gossip almost constantly.
Daily, I hear something about Paris Hilton. She wore this, she drove that..she said this is hot..does anyone really care? She is a socialite, and heiress, and not much else, who walks around with her dog in her purse or under her arm. Poor dog. I am sure Miss Hilton treats him well, but he is subjected to flashing lightbulbs and the whims of a young woman who doesn’t even know how to check her gas gauge. She is a young lady who is known mostly for partying and dating.
Several years ago, when Paris started appearing in magazines, I thought to myself, “This can’t last. Who is this girl?” Now I am left thinking, “I can’t believe this lasted this long. Who is this girl?” Surely, if her parents hadn’t been THE Hiltons, no one would care about Paris Hilton OR what she considers “hot”. She appeared, whether by her will or not, in an online frenzy in a sex tape, leaving people to wonder if she HADN’T been one of THE Hiltons, would it be any different from any other sex tape, or just plain porn? No. Whether she meant for it to hit air waves or not, it was just plain every day porn.
Miss Hilton’s major claim to fame, other than being one of THE Hilton’s, is a television show called “The Simple Life” that she would not have appeared in had she not been one of THE Hilton’s. All she gets to do in the show is enforce the belief that the rich are out of touch with most of America, and snobby. She gets to prove that SHE, even though people, including herself, claim she is smart, is not. If she “plays stupid” she does it with amazing accuracy and believability.
Miss Hilton also releases a cd, that I believe I have heard one song one time on mainstream radio. It wasn’t that good. I thought for a moment she MIGHT have talent, but true to my original expectations, she really doesn’t. It is not BAD, but she certainly wouldn’t have been able to release it if she hadn’t been (say it with me now) one of THE Hilton’s.
So, all of this has me wondering, what is it about this woman that has people scurrying to get the latest item she claims to be “hot”? What is it that young girls are looking up to? Do we want our daughters to be like this girl? What IS so special about her? Clever marketing? She has done nothing to earn the media that surrounds her, other than missteps along the way of being a poor little rich girl. What makes her the expert on what is good fashion, other than the ability to afford anything she wants?
I am sure Miss Hilton is a nice, lovely girl. She IS very pretty and she IS able to mareket herself. I am not so sure she deserves any attention from anyone. The attention she DOES receive is astounding, and I hope she learns to do something positive with it.