Friday, 8 June 2007

A personal low

The eight strongest economies in the world are trying to thrash out a deal to save the planet, the top lawyer in the land has been accused of hushing up kickbacks to the Saudi's and the war in the east continues...I'm ashamed to say that today, none of this moves me. Instead I've got that Friday feeling and will stretch no further than to indulge in a gripe at Paris Hilton...

I am yet to encounter a Paris afficionado (though should I wish to I just need to trawl the net, I know). This is an adult woman who garners interest because she films amateur porn, appears at premiers and produces disgustingly catchy pop music. She's a millionairess, is she a philanthropist? Has she got a high school diploma? Does she obey the law? Three strikes and you're out Paris.

Her early release from the LA county jail - in which she had her own cell in a "special needs" unit - has caused a ruckus across the pond. Why, civil rights groups ask, should an idiotic young woman like Miss Hilton, who has unequivocally violated her driving ban, be allowed cushy prison quarters and then an early release simply because she's a rich celebrity? She is accountable, she should be fairly punished. Quite rightly, she's back in front of the judge today.

But she's ga ga, on the edge of a breakdown, or so goes the buzz. She's been drink driving (on however many occassions) for months but it's now that she chooses to throw a hissy fit in the clinck and then modestly announce her personal epiphany at a global award show last weekend. She will do her time and learn from it.

Paris' lawyer said of her imprisonment: “She’s using this time to reflect on her life, to see what she can do to make the world better and hopefully, in my opinion, to change the attitudes that exist about her among many people”. Blah blah...Lets see you do the whole stretch (a hardy 45 days away from the lens) and then find yourself a real job darlin'.

9 comments:

James said...

Hear, Hear...

I imagine here higly paid lawyers realised that if she went all hysterical, given her realtively small crime, the prison would have to resort to letting her out. Shame they didn't lose the key.

Jenny! said...

I have been leaving my Paris comment all over blog world...

I hate her...she should be shot dead...I will pull the trigger if needed! She is a terrible influence and it embarrasses me to be an American when we glamorize Paris and her hijinks...sick sick sick!

James said...

Nice to see you put your views across so subtly once again Jenny...

~cuttsy~ said...

Blimey Jenny, get off the fence and say what you really mean!

Perhaps she (Paris not Jenny) was let out because they could not stand her in there either? She should be made to stay 40 days in a cheap n nasty hilton hotel room!
~cuttsy~

Em said...

She must be bi-polar...the girl's all over the shop, one minute she's stomping her feet, crying "it's not far" but now she's back in the slammer she's committed to growing and learning from the experience. Jenny - don't hate her (she's no reflection on you) - pity her. I'm a hang 'em and flog 'em type, if I had my way we'd go back 500yrs and stick her in a convent, at least then her particular brand of self indulgent madness would be happily ignored.

SMARTBuddy said...

They let her out? i bet she called up Arnie and said ill be back...in jail if you dont help your fellow law dodging celeb' out.
Seriously though, its wrong, but like Big Brother, I just dont care.

Annie Rhiannon said...

I'm sure "Paris Hilton" is a clever anagram for "Prison" something, but I can't quite figure it out.

Anyway, all good news.

James said...

Good thinking Annie. Not left with many good letters though.

If you add in her middle name (Whitney), you can make...

..."Wealthy Prison Thini"

although it might fail the dictionary test.

Em said...

Weathly Prison Thini...heh, nice one! :)