Pump the brakes, Twitterverse — Paris Hilton knows the difference between Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., or so she says.
A tweet — seemingly from Hilton’s account — stated: “RIP Nelson Mandela. Your ‘I Have A Dream’ speech was so inspiring. Amazing man.”
The tweet made the rounds on Thursday after Mandela’s death. Naturally, mockery of the socialite for her apparent cluelessness quickly took off.
Before the matter could get cleared up, the famously dimwitted blond was vilified on the social network.
— HollyLouise (@MissHLC) December 6, 2013
The tweet was determined to be a fake, but that hardly smothered the hatred. Take a look at what they had to say followed by Hilton’s response below.