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Did Paris Hilton Mistake Nelson Mandela With Martin Luther King Jr.?

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Paris Hilton may not be a Harvard scholar, but she did not mistake Nelson Mandela for Martin Luther King Jr. The reality TV star was slammed on social media Thursday after she allegedly posted the following tweet:

“RIP Nelson Mandela. Your ‘I Have a Dream’ speech was so inspiring. An amazing man.”

The tweet was then picked up by several news outlets which attributed the words to the blonde, without double checking their facts. After learning that the fake tweet had gone viral, Hilton took to Twitter to defend herself:

“Whoever made that stupid fake tweet lacks respect to the loss the world is mourning right now. Same goes for all the blogs who ran with it. I’m so sick of people lying about me and using my name. Please get a life and stop talking about mine. It’s beyond. #URPathetic #GetYourOwnLife.”

We actually feel bad for Paris, at least for a few more hours … then we’ll go back to not caring.

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