Thursday, March 24, 2011

Paris Hilton will make out with you if she can't tell you're black

Neil Strauss (he of The Game fame) has a new book out entitled Everyone Loves You When You're Dead, which draws from his many interviews as a pop culture reporter. One anecdote that's making the rounds at the moment involves an 18 year-old Paris Hilton, who at the time had not made that sex tape and thus was not really famous. In this excerpt at LAWeekly, she shares her enlightened views on race:

HILTON: I went out with that guy last night.

STRAUSS: Which guy?

HILTON (points to an actor in Saving Private Ryan): We were making out, but then we went somewhere where it was bright and I saw he was black and made an excuse and left. I can’t stand black guys. I would never touch one. It’s gross. (pauses) Does that guy look black to you?

STRAUSS: How black does a guy have to be?

HILTON: One percent is enough for me.

And Paris seemed like such a person of integrity and substance too. I know she was only 18, but that's dumb even for an 18 year-old. The "black" guy is apparently Vin Diesel, who wasn't famous then either.

Of course it's possible that Strauss is bullshitting and she never said any such thing. But the thing is, anyone who's ever observed anything she's been in should not be surprised at such inanities.
I'm not sure which is more interesting, the news that Paris is a firm believer in the one-drop rule, or that she hung out with Vin Diesel long enough to find him attractive and make out with him, yet in that time somehow failed to notice that he was a bit ethnic.

So for all you ambiguous black-ish guys harbouring desires of getting a little some-some with Paris Hilton, it's simple: hang out in the shadows and avoid using ebonics.


  1. "I can’t stand black guys. I would never touch one. It’s gross. (pauses) Does that guy look black to you?"

    The sentiments of majority of white women in America including some of the liberals who voted for Obama. Try riding the Washington DC Metro. A white woman will rarely sit next to a person not white, let alone black. Back in 2008, I saw this one woman at the bus stop spewing her contempt for George Bush and other racists in his admin. She was wearing an elect Obama t-shirt...but gets into the bus, looks around...plenty of seats next to a non-white person, mostly Asian, and she eventually sees a white woman and goes all the way to the back of the bus and struggles to sit as the bus bumps along...and guess what I saw her do it several days in a row! White women in the AMWW Magazine boards and Speaking of China board account for less than two percent of all white women in America! We know this about Hilton because she is a celebrity, but majority of white American women think the same 37 years of age and heck even at 50!

  2. Well, didn't Kim Kardashian used to only date black guys? And now she's actually dating a White guy.

    So maybe Paris can or has undergone changes? We can always be hopeful, right? :)

  3. @ BigWOWO:
    Doesn't Strauss's other book mention a nerdy Chinese PUA getting Hilton's number? So I guess there's hope for everyone.

  4. Haha! Yes, Papa "sarged" Paris Hilton.

    Although I don't know if she gave him her real number or just 867-5309.