Tuesday, August 05, 2008

President Paris?

I have never cared for Paris Hilton. Between her DUIs (you are rich, get a driver), to her distasteful Carl's Jr. ad (I boycotted the place afterwards), to her dumb and dumber shtick on The Simple Life (I hate people who profit off of stupidity). While she was probably raised this way by her seemingly crazy mom and her ability to gain so much publicity and money based on very little talent is actually impressive, she is still annoying.

That is why it pains me so much to admit that this counter-ad actually made me laugh out loud:
See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

In case you were wondering what Paris is responding to:



I like it when celebrities do not take themselves seriously (note to self: post Anderson Cooper's video tomorrow) and she provided some comedic relief in a very long election cycle. And I think the funniest thing about the whole situation is that McCain spent $1.4 million to run the ad 4,000 times (USA Today) while Paris posted this online and it has been viewed over 1 million times in the past eight hours.

This may just prove McCain's point about celebrity obsessed culture, but the co-mingling of politics and the cult of celebrity is a bipartisan issue (See Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronald Reagan) (See also Sylvester Stallone & Tom Selleck endorsing McCain).

1 comment:

media boy said...

Paris obviously has some marketing savvy; she can turn anything into a PR boost for herself... thx to McCain’s miscalculation, she’ll be selling more cans of wine than ever