Paris Hilton Slams Nelson Mandela Hoax, Bogus "I Have a Dream" Twitter Reaction

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Former celebrity Paris Hilton was on the receiving end of a Twitter hoax Thursday involving "her" supposed reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela.

"Paris" did not sound smart in her alleged Tweet, posted after Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95, and actual Paris is not happy about it whatsoever.

"RIP Nelson Mandela," the Photoshopped tweet purportedly from Hilton read. "Your 'I Have A Dream' speech was so inspiring. An amazing man."

Nelson Mandela Picture

That's right, Hilton was supposedly so brick stupid that she confused Mandela with Martin Luther King Jr., or so the fake tweet would have you believe.

Which more than a few people did ... which isn't all that surprising, considering the proliferation of hoaxes on Twitter, and the fact that it's Paris Hilton.

NOTE: Paris is a former celebrity who was like the Kim Kardashian of 2003-2007. The two were even friends, and their "career paths" are similar.

You could say the Paris Hilton sex tape was the Kim Kardashian sex tape before the Kim Kardashian sex tape was the Kim Kardashian sex tape.

In any case, a quick check of Hilton's verified account at the time the hoax started revealed she was on a plane to Miami, and did not send the Tweet.

The socialite and reality star was quick to re-tweet items debunking the hoax, which according to reports, came from another account, not hers.

"Just landed & heard the sad new[s] about Nelson Mandela," real Paris wrote. "He was a true Hero & the world is a better place because of him. May he rest in peace."

Eleven minutes later, she let loose on the Twitter hoax: "Whoever made that stupid fake tweet lacks respect to the loss the world is mourning right now."

"Same goes for all the blogs who ran with it."

In the wee hours Friday morning, Hilton was still ticked off, tweeting, "I'm so sick of people lying about me & using my name . Please get a life & stop talking about mine."

"It's beyond. #URPathetic #GetYourOwnLife"

Seriously ... the girl makes a valid point. Who still talks about Paris Hilton these days? What is this, 2007? Isn't Miley Cyrus Twerking somewhere?

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Paris Hilton Biography

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New York, New York
Full Name
Paris Whitney Hilton

Paris Hilton Quotes

We want to stay together forever. I wouldn't do a Vegas [wedding]. I don't know where or when but I do want it to be romantic.

Paris Hilton [on Benji Madden]

He's my best friend. He's just different from any guy that I've ever been with. I just trust him completely, and I know that he'd be there for me, no matter what.

Paris Hilton [on Benji Madden]