Paris Hilton came under fire for her “Time’s Up” tweet ahead of the Golden Globes, but the former reality television star has finally elaborated on her support for the “Me Too” movement.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the heiress to the Hilton Hotels empire talked about her upcoming wedding, having kids and how great it is that the Me Too movement is scaring men from continuing to take advantage of women.
“I love what’s happening right now with the #MeToo movement and all of these women coming together and really making these men accountable for their actions, because it’s not right what people are doing,” Paris told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s a great thing for everyone to come and scare these people from doing it. I think men in this industry have taken advantage of women for so many years.”
Like most of the men and women who attended the Golden Globes at the start of January, Hilton dressed in all black in solidarity with the Me Too and Time’s Up movements. Ahead of the awards show she tweeted out a photo with the hashtag #TimesUp, which led to backlash online.
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) January 8, 2018
Many of the people criticized Hilton for being a hypocrite after she defended Donald Trump against the women who have accused the president of sexual assault.
Hilton has since apologized for saying that the women were “trying to get attention and get fame” by coming forward with allegations against the president.
“I always believe in helping women have their voices heard and helping create an environment where women feel empowered and believe in themselves. I am deeply hurt by how this has played out and also deeply sorry. Moving forward I will continue to do what I can to be an advocate for girls and women with the hopes of providing a louder voice for those who may desperately need it.”