Paris Hilton’s documentary shows past abuse but Internet can't forget 'wealthy White woman' voted for Trump
'Something happened in my childhood that I've never talked about with anyone, I still have nightmares about it'
Paris Hilton’s documentary ‘This is Paris’ aired on her YouTube channel on Monday, September 14, revealing some of the harrowing secrets from her life. One of the most disturbing details was from her time at the Provo Canyon School, where she was sent by her parents at the age of 16 to correct her rebellious teenage behavior. The school was “an intensive, psychiatric residential treatment center for youth” in Utah, where Hilton claimed she spent 11 tortuous months suffering all kinds of physical and psychological abuse until she turned 18.
“I'm nervous. I'm shaking. It's hard to even eat, because my stomach is just like, turning. I don't know — it's something that's very personal and not something I like talking about,” the 39-year-old said as she prepared to talk about the misery she faced while at the boarding school. She added: “No one really knows who I am. Something happened in my childhood that I've never talked about with anyone. I still have nightmares about it.” Besides, in the film, the heiress also opened up about the trauma she endured after a sex tape featuring her and ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon leaked on the internet in 2003. She said she has never quite recovered from it yet.
While Hilton’s bare-all documentary receives a lot of support from people on the internet, there were some who could not get over the fact that she supported and voted for Donald Trump. One user on Twitter wrote, “Girl Paris Hilton voted for trump. I do not want to see any screencaps and you saying that you 'stan her' and that 'she’s so relatable.' She is a wealthy White woman who has nothing in common with you.” Another supported that by tweeting, “For real. People all of a sudden start liking her because the documentary made her seem vulnerable. People switch sides so quickly.” “I’m so tired of rich people bringing out their sob stories to the poor. When we talk about our struggles they don’t have an ounce of pity,” wrote a third user. While the fourth person added: “Friendly reminder that Paris Hilton voted for trump... now that’s not hot”.
girl paris hilton voted for trump. i do not want to see any screencaps and you saying that you “stan her” and that “she’s so relatable.” she is a wealthy white woman who has nothing in common with you.— layla (@laymagdalene) September 15, 2020
for real. people all of a sudden start liking her because the doucumentary made her seem vulnerable. people switch sides so quickly.pic.twitter.com/ztSUXEIlXL— clarissa🤠 | betty era (@twentycardigans) September 15, 2020
I’m so tired of rich people bringing out their sob stories to the poor. When we talk about our struggles they don’t have an ounce of pity.— #BidenLandslide2020 (@LiberalMolang) September 15, 2020
Friendly reminder that Paris Hilton voted for trump... now that’s not hot🥰🖕🏽 pic.twitter.com/Xi34gTqPSF— its_MRLeorio (@HOrnyM0NKEY) September 15, 2020
The Hiltons and the Trumps have been on good terms for decades. Paris Hilton and Ivanka Trump have been friends since they were kids and when Donald Trump chose to run for the president in 2016, Hilton did not hold back and showed her full support to the 74-year-old. Even in an interview with an Australian talk show ‘The Project’, when she was asked if she would vote for Trump, the socialite said that she has “known him since I was a little girl, so yes”.
The same year, in September, when Hilton appeared on CNBC, she said, “I think on TV people like to say things about certain people, but he's [Trump] actually a very sweet person. I like him a lot.” Not just that, she even defended the Republican during the 'grab 'em by the p***y' scandal. “I've heard guys say the craziest things ever, because I'm always around guys, and I listen to them speak," Hilton said in a November 2016 interview with Marie Claire.
She also condemned the alleged victims of Trump saying they were “just trying to get attention and get fame." But later, she apologized for her statement after facing severe criticism. "I want to apologize 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,” Hilton told Us Weekly in August 2017. “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. I always believe in helping women have their voices heard and helping create an environment where women feel empowered and believe in themselves.”