Digital Spy reports that heiress/socialite Paris Hilton gave money to the poor in India during a three-day tour of the country which involved promoting her handbag collection and opening a new department store.
Hilton apparently gave $100 (£64) to a woman who was standing on the side of the road with her two children, reports IBN, and ‘continued to donate money to other needy Indians throughout the day’.
The former A-lister said via Twitter,
She then flew out of India on Monday to continue her promotional tour in Ibiza.
In response to this story a colleague of mine said this,
I know people would say I’m cynical, resenting success but these people are EVIL. So, she gave $100 dollars to a poor woman. Say she gave the same amount to ten more people. That’s $1000, for which she gets worldwide publicity. It’s sheer exploitation. Like Nike making their trainers in sweatshops, she’s not paying a fair rate for their services. And when they’ve spent their $100 they’ll still be poor and she’ll have moved on to Ibiza to party.
I couldn’t have put it better myself.
Paris is desperately trying to ‘reinvent’ herself as this caring/thoughtful young woman. Continue promoting your handbags and partying in Ibiza Paris. You are fooling no one luv.