In this exclusive (read “satire”) interview with Dateline Hollywood, Paris Hilton spoke out against Hollywood’s newest celebrities, David Beckham and Posh Spice.
“The media is fawning like they’re superstars, but they haven’t actually done anything,” Hilton said. “Can anyone explain why I should care about these people?”
The Beckhams, arguably England’s biggest celebrities, recently moved to L.A. where David Beckham is playing for the Galaxy, the city’s Major League Soccer team. Soccer remains an unpopular professional sport in the U.S., however, and few Americans remember much about the Spice Girls, leaving most citizens unsure what to make about “Beck” and “Posh.” An NBC special chronicling Victoria Beckham’s move to Los Angeles received mediocre ratings.
Nonetheless, celebrity media outlets from TMZ to Access Hollywood to E! News have covered their every move, which Hilton said forced her to speak out.
“I’m talking not just for myself, but for my millions of young female fans who are the most active consumers of entertainment news,” Hilton explained. “We demand that celebrities earn their place amongst our nation’s entertainment elite, rather than have it handed to them on a silver platter. The sense of entitlement that Beck and Posh display frankly disgusts me.”
Hilton, an heir to the Hilton hotels fortune who has earned millions by endorsing fashion and beauty products, recording albums, and appearing at club openings, said that she was most concerned about the example that Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham has been setting for America’s teenage girls.
“What kind of a lesson are we teaching our young women by treating Posh like she’s done something just for marrying a hottie soccer player,” she asked rhetorically. “If she does something important, like flash her cooch at a Hollywood club or land a reality show on E! or cause an accident on Robertson Avenue, then of course she’s an important story for journalists to cover. But right now, it’s like she’s famous just for being famous. Every time I look at her, I weep for the state of American culture.”