In a portion from her new book Paris: The Memoir, Paris Hilton reflected on how she felt “shamed” by Pink parodying her unauthorized sex tape in the “Stupid Girls” music video.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, the new mother said she considered Pink “generous, evolved, and progressive” but was hurt by the parody of the infamous tape in the 2006 music video. "When everyone was buzzing about a sex tape of a certain teenage girl from a soon-to-be-hit TV show—a girl who said emphatically over and over that she did not want the tape out there—the takeaway was ‘Stupid Girl,'” the excerpt from the book reads. “The whole video is a not-at-all-subtle send-up of ‘porno paparazzi girls’ in general and, specifically, me, in a parody of my infamous sex tape.”
The “Stupid Girls” visual very specifically references the tape, which was filmed when Hilton was 19 years old. Her former boyfriend Rick Salomon released the video, which was mostly shot in night vision, without Hilton’s consent in 2004 as 1 Night in Paris. Pink’s Dave Meyers-directed music video featured a moment where the pop star is filmed in night vision in bed with a man.
As Hilton noted in the memoir, the tape was made when she “was not legally old enough to be served a rum and coke in a bar, was released and monetized against my will, but when that thing hit the internet, the full weight of public outrage, scorn, and disgust came down on me instead of on the massive crowd of people who bought and sold it.”
Elsewhere in the book, Hilton also wrote about the South Park episode that mocked the tape. “I’m the title character, but they also apply that epithet to Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Tara Reid, and all the little girls who were fans, which upset me more than anything ugly they could say about me,” she wrote of the 2004 episode, which is not-so-subtly titled “Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset.”
“It also upset me that the episode graphically portrays Tinkerbell being shot and killed,” Hilton continued. “The thought of that made me sick. I’ve been involved in some pretty edgy media, but I don’t even know where something like that comes from.”
Paris: The Memoir is out now.