Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton is backing an online petition seeking a pardon of her 45-day prison sentence because she enlivens “mundane” lives.
The petition to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also claims she was being used as a scapegoat to highlight the dangers of drink-driving.
Hilton was sentenced after being found guilty of violating her probation for a drink-driving conviction.
She must start her jail term by 5 June or risk a doubling of her sentence.
In a message on a MySpace website, Ms Hilton apparently endorsed the online appeal, saying: “My friend Joshua started his petition, please help and sihn it (sic). I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!”
The petition paints Ms Hilton as a role model who “provides hope for young people all over the US and the world. She provides beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives”.
Um, Paris’s “beauty” is mostly fake, and as far as my life goes, the excitement she provides is nil. I get more out of watching paint dry than hearing about her latest stupid move, to be quite frank.
What’s truly outrageous here, though, is the “I’m rich and famous for no good reason, therefore you have to pardon me or my poor little witless fans will simply DIE of boredom” defence. How stupid is that?
Young lady, go to jail, pay your debt to society, and set a REAL example for your peers!
And meanwhile, for REAL entertainment, here’s Pink.