It’s been a busy week in Paris Hilton’s world.
The socialite opened up at the start of the week, in a TikTok video, with the shocking revelation that her iconic ‘Stop Being Poor’ shirt was in fact, photoshopped.
“So, there’s this photo online of me. I’m sure you’ve seen it,” Hilton says in the clip. “This was COMPLETELY photoshopped.”
The heiress continued to show what the shirt actually said, revealing an un-photoshopped snap of her and her sister Nicky showing the shirt’s slogan read: “Stop being desperate”. The tank was a design from Nicky’s clothing line Chick that launched in 2005.
“Don’t believe everything you read,” she slyly finished the video.
Since debunking the ’00s myth on the platform, the actual artist behind the infamous tee has come forward, apologising profusely for any ‘grief she caused’ Hilton.
Posting a picture of photoshopped shirt to Twitter, the artist, Jubilee wrote “LMAO omg paris hilton made a tik tok abt the shirt i photoshopped,” adding: “Back in 2013, didnt expect it to get attention but everyone thought the shirt was legit.”
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Luckily, Hilton could see the humour in the situation, retweeting the picture with her own two cents worth.
“OMG I always thought a paparazzi agency edited it!” she wrote. “So hilarious & #Iconic I thought it was funny when it came out but I also didn’t want to insult people by thinking I would wear that.”
“Glad to finally clear this one up for the haters,” she concluded the tweet.
Hilton invited Jubilee onto her This Is Paris podcast to clear the air, where the artist admitted she first posted it to Tumblr, but it didn’t take off until someone published it in an article.
“I think some article got a hold of it… they actually thought the shirt was real,’ Jubilee explained. ‘I didn’t want anyone to think it was real. When I look at it, it seems pretty obviously fake to me.”
“I definitely never meant any ill will or anything like that and I’m sorry it caused you stress cause you thought it was the paparazzi,” she went on. “It was just some dumb kid with Photoshop.”
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