Hotel heiress and race relations scholar Paris Hilton caught a whole lot of shit yesterday for a tweet wherein she mistook Nelson Mandela for Martin Luther King. After the South African civil rights leader passed away yesterday, celebs took to twitter to offer condolence and fawn over Mandela after their publicists reminded them who Mandela was. Paris was on a plane at the time and it looks like the tweet was a fake. The Tweet was posted under her name by an account called @deletedtweets:
“RIP Nelson Mandela. Your ‘I Have A Dream’ speech was so inspiring. Amazing man.”
It’s pretty silly to imagine that somebody who fucked their teachers all the way up to a high school degree wouldn’t know the difference between the two civil rights leaders. In the very least, she knows MLK’s birthday as that’s the day every year when she reminds her fans how gross black dudes are.