Paris Hilton Sets the Record Straight on the "Truth" About Her "Stop Being Poor" Shirt

For years, Paris Hilton has been maligned for wearing her "Stop Being Poor" shirt, so she took to social media on May 3 to offer her side of the story.

By Ryan Gajewski May 04, 2021 11:09 AMTags

Paris Hilton is clearing the air about a certain shirt that she never actually owned.

Years ago, a photo made the rounds online of the star rocking a sleeveless top that appeared to read, "Stop Being Poor." But on Monday, May 3, she took to TikTok to confirm she never really wore such a top, as it was all the result of a sly Photoshop user. 

"So there's this photo online of me—I'm sure you've seen it," Paris, 40, said in the new footage. "I never wore that shirt. This was completely photoshopped. Everyone thinks it's real, but that's not the truth."

She then shared what she maintained is an actual pic of herself, revealing that a choice word is different. "This is what it really said: 'Stop Being Desperate,'" Paris continued. "Don't believe everything you read."

This is certainly not the first time that this explanation has been shared. As widely reported by a number of media outlets, Paris was indeed photographed in the "Stop Being Desperate" shirt at a Las Vegas event in April 2005, and an image was later doctored to appear she was making a comment on socioeconomic differences.

Paris Hilton's Romantic History

Her TikTok video isn't the first time in recent months that Paris has felt comfortable about revisiting her past.


After Paris and sister Nicky took to the This Is Paris podcast earlier this year to reflect on harsh comments that have been made about the alum of The Simple Life, Sarah Silverman offered an apology for joking about Paris during the 2007 MTV VMAs ceremony.

"I really just appreciate it so much, and I'm glad that her comedy has grown, and she realizes that it's not nice to make fun of people," Paris responded about Sarah's mea culpa