Neil Strauss’ latest book, Everyone Loves You When You're Dead, which dropped last week, is filled with interviews with celebrities like Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg and Courtney Love (who, if you read The Game, you'd know Strauss once lived with).
But it's a pre-fame interview with Paris Hilton from 1999 that has folks talking. Strauss reportedly met Hilton at a party—she was 18 at the time—where she took ecstasy, bragged about a boob job she had at age 14, and told him of her plans to eventually model for Playboy. She also said she doesn't mess with black guys. Here's an excerpt:
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 that 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.
The actor is rumored to have been Vin Diesel.
So Paris doesn't like to mess around with black guys. Does that make her racist, or is she entitled to her preference? Sounds like 'cism to us.