Neil Strauss has written a new book called Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead, in which he shares several anecdotes from his interactions with various celebrities over the years. I skimmed a piece about the book on my plane ride to SXSW and the whole thing sounds like a juicy read, but now that I’ve read about his completely awful and totally racist conversation with Paris Hilton, I am for sure picking up a copy of this book.
LA Weekly spilled on Neil’s 1999 encounter with Paris, who was more or less unknown at the time. After popping a hit of E, Paris told Neil about the boob job she had at 14 that her mother later made her undo, and that she was hoping to pose for Playboy in the future. Oh, and there’s a whole thing about how, after making out with Vin Diesel, she was immediately disgusted because she realized he was part black.
From the book:
HILTON: I went out with that guy last night.
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?
How black does a guy have to be?
HILTON: One percent is enough for me.
Let’s not act even remotely surprised by this news, because I’m pretty sure we’ve all known for awhile now that Paris Hilton is a racist twit. Still, it’s kind of funny that Paris was getting so fucked up so regularly back then that she had no idea whose tongue was in her mouth, and yet black people are the gross ones. Nice, girl. Nice.