Paris Hilton Has Apologised For Those Terrible Comments About Donald Trump And His Alleged Victims

Despite her family friend Trump saying some pretty disgusting things about herself, Hilton still said Trump is a respectful man

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In many ways, Paris Hilton heralds a strange kind of feminism wherein she leveraged people's perceptions of herself (based upon her surname, blonde hair and leaked sex tape) into millions of pounds.

She is the woman who made being paid to party a thing and pretended to only care about pink whilst quietly becoming an international DJ.

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However, the 'that's hot' mogul has landed herself in hot water after certain comments from her Marie Claire interview have caused people to question whether there really is anything empowering about her.

The interview is said to have taken place last November and discusses lots of things, including the tough time she had after her sex tape was leaked by her ex-boyfriend, her own definition of feminism, as well as what she thought about Donald Trump.

She has been family friends with the current President since she was a child, though he has made lewd comments about her.

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The interviewer for the cover story, Irin Carmon, Tweeted a stand-out moment from her transcripts, some of which did not make it into the article.

Carmon Tweeted the extract with the pointed caption, '.@parishilton, who told me she's now a feminist, on women alleging her family friend @realDonaldTrump assaulted them '

The extract detailed Hilton dismissing Trump's comments about watching her sex tape and being attracted to her when she was only 12.

She goes on to stand up for Trump's infamous pussy grabbing locker-room talk, explaining that she has heard much worse.

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The real kicker in the article, however, in when Hilton discusses her disbelief in the many women who have come forward to accuse Trump of unwarranted sexual advances.

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She explains that she believes them to be lying for attention:

I think that they are just trying to get attention and get fame. I feel like, a lot of people, when something happens all these opportunists will come out. They want to get money or get paid to not say anything or get a settlement when nothing really happened. So I don't really believe any of that.

If this isn't enough, Hilton goes on to say that Trump's irresistible charm probably means that these women were actually advancing on him sexually, not the other way around:

And I'm sure they were trying to be with him too. Because a lot of women, I've seen, like him because he's wealthy and he's charming and good-looking so I feel like a lot of these girls just made the story up. I didn't really pay attention to it. I heard a couple things about it. I don't believe it.

Obviously the Twittersphere came crashing down on Hilton like a tonne of rocks, with people accusing her of willing ignorance at best, and dangerous victim-blaming and faux-feminism at worst.

It seems that Hilton has taken the accusations to heart and has released an apology. She spoke to US Weekly saying:

I want to apologise for my comments from an interview I did last year. They were part of a much larger story and I am regretful that they were not delivered in the way I had intended. I was speaking about my own experiences in life and the role of media and fame in our society and it was never my intention for my comments to be misapplied almost a year later. Moving forward I will continue to do what I can to be an advocate for girls and women with the hopes of providing a louder voice for those who may desperately need it.

Unfortunately, Hilton has overlooked the women she actually accused of lying. She also failed to apologise to the rest of us she accused of fancying Trump. No, just no...

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