Like I needed another reason to dislike her more.
From: By Phil Bartsch
June 12, 2006
HOLLYWOOD party girl Paris Hilton was happy to play charity queen while the cameras were rolling.
But two years after a well-publicised visit to Gold Coast charity Paradise Kids, the millionaire heiress has broken a promise she made to help seriously ill children.
Hilton pledged to organise a star-studded benefit concert in Los Angeles to raise much-needed funds for the charity.
She claimed it was one of her first priorities after returning to the US from the Gold Coast, where she spent six weeks filming House of Wax in 2004.
"I'll get a few friends together. I know the Backstreet Boys will help out for sure and I talked to Blu Cantrell last night," Hilton claimed at the time. Missy Elliott was another big-name act mentioned.
"I definitely want to do this," Hilton told gathered media. "My grandmother died of cancer and I almost lost my cousin to leukemia. It's just something very important to me.
"I love kids and I just feel it's the right thing to do. It makes me feel good about myself and it helps other people."
To date, no benefit concert has taken place and efforts by Paradise Kids to contact Hilton have been unsuccessful.
"I don't want to dump on Paris," said Paradise Kids co-founder Reverend Dr Ian Mavor. "She was a lovely person and I think she was well-intentioned at the time.
"We really enjoyed her coming to see the kids. It was a thrill for them and, sadly, a couple of them have since died."
But he said after her visit and public vow to help the charity – telling organisers she could raise as much as $250,000 – Hilton "disappeared in a cloud of dust and got on with her life".
"The promise hasn't amounted to anything – nothing, not a penny," Rev Mavor said. "We really needed the funds."
The Arundel-based group, established in 1996 to offer support for seriously ill children and their families, is not government funded.
It was hoped money raised from Hilton's proposed concert would go toward completing an on-site hospice as well as expanding the charity's services beyond the Gold Coast.
But, ultimately, the celebrity may have cost Paradise Kids thousands of dollars in potential donations.
Three months after her visit, a national magazine reported that Hilton had declared the charity received $500,000 in cheques as a result of the public exposure she had given it.
Rev Mavor said the claim was not only false but also had proven quite damaging to the group's fundraising activities.
"The impact is people think we don't need their help and we do," Rev Mavor said.
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Like I needed another reason to dislike her more.
I need my eyes checked, I though the title was Paris Hilton let sick children DROWN. I thought WTF?????
Only $250.000 for a children's charity? Im saying WTF to that. This girl has "connections" and all that can be raised is $250,000?
What is the point in going on?
GOOD! I'm glad they remember her promise and are letting people know. $250,000. is nothing to her, she should write a check to them.
Yeah, I misread the title, too.Originally Posted by kdkonrath
As for Paris Hilton, she's an insensitive piece of shit, I mean, work.
So it's hardly surprising she would do something like this.
Rock the fuck on!
And that a couple of the children have since died, AHHH a dagger through my heart. If this doesn't make this bitch dig DEEP into her pockets, she has no heart and no soul.
I cant read any more of these stories; they just make me hate the bitch even more.
She is so horrible, even more than I could imagine. That rotten callow slut is a illnes herself.
Ugh, I can't stand this wonk-eyed b*tch.
Claude os, aperi oculos!
hehe. We all seem to be misreading titles today!Originally Posted by kdkonrath
What I dont understand is it seems there are so many people who dont like her, people on here and people I talk to but somehow she is so popular. I dont understand? Can someone explain that to me?
Yes that part of the story about a couple of children have died got my blood boiling. How insensitive.
But I know alot of people who think shes terrific; such as girls who look like her with their blonde hair and big sunglasses, and guys. My 12 year old cousin insists people call her 'PARIS'. Fuck me dead..
and my Dad calls her UGLY, and goes, "its the same thing". hahaha.
My old school teacher said she looked like an alien.
Her fans must be folks like your 12-year-old cousin and my 12-year-old nephew who can't be expected to know any better.
This is absolutely dispicable. She parks in handycap spots, she takes away precious funding from children dying of cancer. How many inexcusable things does this wench have to do before people stop using her to promote their openings and stop casting her in movies etc...
This story is honesty horrible, she should have to pay the amount she promised them with interest.
She doesn't deserve an efn cent from the public, I hope no one buys her album.
I was born to rock, that's just what I do!
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