Paris Hilton thinks West Africa is a country

Paris Hilton was in South Africa over the weekend with her boyfriend, Benji Madden, for his band Good Charlotte’s tour. She finally did some of that charity work she was contemplating during her stint in jail for DUI and parole violations. Paris spent a whole two hours at an orphanage on Friday.

When asked recently how she liked South Africa, Paris didn’t want to leave the other countries in Africa out, so she also said she loved “West Africa,” that giant country on the right side of the continent.

Paris said, “I love Africa in general — South Africa and West Africa, they are both great countries.”

Paris is a high school dropout who earned a GED, but don’t you have to know basic geography to pass a GED exam?

On Friday night the gawky heiress with the size 11 feet hosted a party in Johannesburg, telling the crowd she “loved South Africa, the accent and everyone.”

Here are photos of Paris in Africa at the orphanage on Friday, via D-Listed. You can almost see the wheels turning in her head in the photo below.

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  1. pinknblack says:


    Get out of my grandmother’s country, stop using huge, sociological problems like overcrowded African orphanages as a way of boosting the popularity of your public persona, you are doing these people NO favours, stop pretending you care and respect these people, we know you don’t, you racist bitch.

    This was the woman gleefully proclaiming on camera that she and her friends were “like n******!”

    I need to go punch a wall.

  2. wif says:

    Admittedly, I know very little about world geography. The best way that I started to learn was when I began meeting people from different countries and taking an interest. Her world is full of wealthy socialites, her interests are shopping. Of course she doesn’t know about world geography. Hopefully this experience will encourage her to take an interest.

    On the flip side, I just don’t understand why African orphans would WANT to meet Hilton. Are they hoping for a Madonna style adoption by a rich westerner? What can she possibly have to offer these kids?

  3. xiaoecho says:

    oh well………give her a B for trying

  4. Scott F says:

    How sad is it that most of the malnourished Africans look like they have 20 lbs on her in those pictures?

  5. Toubrouk says:

    Typical, pathetic yet mandatory PR tour in Africa. Everybody did it before so she just jumped into the train.

    As far as not knowing the name of the countries she visited,it just valid my point about how this is just a cheap PR stunt.

  6. headache says:

    The differences between West and South can be pretty complex to someone as big of a narcissist as she is.

  7. Bellatrix says:

    “And West America is a great state, with a great governor and a great queen. Love them all.”

    Dull & unsurprised sigh.

  8. Kate says:

    I’d love to slam Paris all by herself for this, but there are plenty of Americans who have trouble distinguishing between continents and countries when it comes to Africa. At least she recognizes that West Africa and South Africa are different from each other, even if she gets the category wrong.

    And that’s the nicest thing I can think of about her. That lots of other Americans are equally ignorant on this subject.

  9. Sam says:

    Coming from the Lone Star Republic of Texas, late of the South United States I appreciate what Paris said. We did name a city for her after all, and made a movie and named it for her too. Paris, Texas

    We even have some hotels named for her too!

  10. Sasha says:


  11. geronimo says:

    lol Sam! You KNOW she’d believe Paris, Texas was a tribute to her.

  12. lola lola says:

    Her parents must be so proud.

  13. mollination says:


    It’s her in a bikini with her legs spread eagle!! WTF?!!?

    She couldn’t find ANY other picture that was even mildly more appropriate??

  14. steph says:

    It was a dumb comment about West Africa… but I mean like others said most Americans are unaware – South Africa is a country in Africa it’s not completely dumb to think that there might be a West Africa country. I mean most American know Korea as North and South Korea, not broken down by their formal names… I don’t know, i don’t like Paris but its not like she said what Britney Spears said that one time about sushi being from Africa.

  15. Anonymous Realist says:

    Sorta agreein’ with Kate here – Paris is dumb, yes – just like most other young Americans.

    It’ll all catch up with us in time.

  16. SeVen says:

    Paris also thinks chugging the jizz of random ” flavor of the month” men and showing her beef curtains is a occupation. Shouldnt expect any more from her tbh.

  17. Flea says:

    “…so she also said she loved “West Africa,” that giant country on the right side of the continent.”

    Yeah. Huh huh. She so stupid. Of course, I think you meant the giant country on the left side of the continent so, you know, glass houses.

  18. celebitchy says:

    Flea, I switched it to the right side or east to make fun of Paris. That was deliberate.

  19. paris says:
    It is a region of Africa. Most people don’t know jack about geography. If she went there and her people told her she would visit South Africa, then West Africa, I doubt she knows the difference. Just like most other people.
    Withour looking at any other map, I bet no-one knows the name of the “don’t go here” country.
    Sure she’s dumb, but so are most people.

  20. Keep working ,great job!

  21. Paris, the city of lights or romance as I think. There is not a more fantastic city in the world to visit. It has everything, good restaurants, cusy cafes aswell as alot of the finest museums in the world.

  22. lol , she thinks that its a country..poor actress

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