All these years later and Paris Hilton is still clearing up misinformation about herself.
In a new TikTok video, the heiress and reality TV star debunked a popular old photo of her at an event, supposedly wearing a T-shirt that read “Stop being poor”.
As Hilton showed in the video, the image of the T-shirt was Photoshopped to make it look like she was making a comment on people without any wealth.
“So there’s this photo online of me, I’m sure you’ve seen it,” she said. “I never wore that shirt. It’s completely Photoshopped. Everyone thinks it’s real, but that’s not the truth.”
In truth, the shirt originally read “Stop being desperate,” but was later altered, becoming the image most people know.
“Don’t believe everything you read,” Hilton added.
Hilton has now figured out who was behind the Photoshopped picture after Blake Kathryn, the artist who Hilton collaborated with for her NFT, said her friend Jubilee had been posting about altering the snap.
Hilton then had her as a guest on her “This Is Paris” podcast.
Jubilee said how it was so weird that Hilton posted her TikTok on the day that she did, because “it was eight years to the day that I posted that meme, like exactly. I had originally posted it on like May 2nd or 3rd, 2013.”
Jubilee also apologized to Hilton, saying: “I definitely never meant any ill will or anything like that, and I’m sorry it caused you stress because you thought it was the paparazzi.”