The heiress and businesswoman reveals on TikTok that the famous snap in which she appears wearing a “Stop Being Poor” t-shirt is actually a montage.

The image has been around social networks for years: Paris Hilton, all smiles in a nightclub, raises her arms in the air wearing a long pink skirt and a flocked t-shirt with the inscription “Stop Being Poor “(literally,” stop being poor “). This photo turned into a meme is actually a montage, and the t-shirt’s message has been digitally transformed. This is what the main interested party reveals in a TikTok published Tuesday on her official account:

“There is this photo of me on the Internet, I’m sure you’ve seen it,” said the 40-year-old heiress first, presenting the snapshot known to Internet users. “I’ve never worn this t-shirt. It’s been completely photoshopped. Everyone thinks it’s true, but it’s not.”


Debunking the #STOPBEINGPOOR myth. 🙅🏼‍♀️😹 Don’t believe everything you read. 😏 #greenscreen #Iconic 👑

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“This is what was really written,” she continues, presenting another photo from the same evening that reads, on the t-shirt, “Stop being desperate.” “Don’t believe everything you read,” concludes the businesswoman.

As Vulture reports , these photos were taken at the launch party for the clothing line of Paris Hilton’s sister, Nicky, in 2005 in Las Vegas. According to the Know Your Meme site , the doctored version first appeared on Tumblr in 2013 before it hit the web.ON THE SAME SUBJECT

Having become more discreet on the media scene in recent years, Paris Hilton is devoted to her work as a DJ and the many businesses she has launched, from her clothing lines to her perfumes. In 2020, YouTube Originals devoted a documentary to her that lingered behind the scenes: Paris Hilton revealed in particular that she had been the victim of abuse during her stay in boarding school, when she was a teenager.