Last week, when Paris Hilton appeared on "The View" to promote her reality show "The World According To Paris," rumors swirled that she and her mom Kathy basically went ape shit at producers backstage after Barbara Walters hit her with a tough line of questioning.
"I've known [Barbara Walters] for years, and I really respect her as a journalist," Hilton said today in an interview with E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic. "I know that she has to ask questions like that. I think she should actually watch the show, then she'd understand more."
The initial line of questioning followed a scene in Hilton's show where she complains about having to do community services.
"It sucks," she says on the show.
After watching it, Walters said, "I think you're an adorable girl. You learned a good deal...You said you wanted to spend a lot of time helping fellow [female] prisoners… I know you've raised a lot of money… But why haven't you done more of that and less of this?"
"I do charity work all the time," Hilton replied. "That's something my family has brought me up to do, and it's shown in the show, as well."
"Why not present that side of yourself, if indeed it exists?" Walters questioned.
Hilton kept her composure, but word was that she threw a fit afterward.
"Those were all rumors...as usual," Hilton said. "I think they hadn't seen the show. I basically said [community service] sucks, and I was being honest. I think they were offended by that, but I'm not really sure. I think [the so-called feud] was really blown out of proportion. It wasn't that big of a deal. I wasn't screaming at producers backstage. That's not true."