Paris Hilton says the portrayal of her in 'South Park' made her 'sick'

Paris Hilton has opened up about South Park's portrayal of her as she claims that it made her "sick" and had a detrimental impact on her mental health.

South Park is known for its portrayals of celebrities and very rarely are they complimentary, with the majority being caricatures.

Examples include Tom Cruise, Caitlyn Jenner, and Kim Kardashian, with the long-running animated TV show taking no prisoners when it comes to ridiculing celebrities and public figures.

In 2004, South Park aired an episode titled 'Stupid Spoiled W**** Video Playset', during which it depicted Hilton, 42, and the girls of the town wanting to replicate her.
In typical South Park fashion, it wasn't complimentary to the socialite as the girls idolizing her became "stupid spoiled w****s".

Her character is depicted with wonky eyes while occasionally coughing up ejaculate. Her chihuahua also takes its own life after becoming tired of being petted by the star.

Hilton has now opened up about how the episode affected her in her new book, Paris: The Memoir, where she describes the negative impact that it had.

"The poster featured my face and the tagline: ‘Watch Paris die!' I didn’t mind that marketing approach, and I wasn’t naïve about why they chose it," Hilton began.

"I’m the title character, but they also apply that epithet to Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Tara Reid, and all the little girls who were fans, which upset me more than anything ugly they could say about me."

"It also upsets me that the episode graphically portrays Tinkerbell [Hilton's pet dog] being shot and killed. The thought of that made me sick. I’ve been involved in some pretty edgy media, but I don’t even know where something like that comes from," Hilton concluded.

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Despite the negative depiction of her and other stars during the episode, the 42-year-old didn't speak out at the time, which she believes led to the creators having some scathing opinions about her.

"When a journalist told Matt [Stone] about my muted red-carpet response, he said, ‘That shows how f***ed up she is'," Hilton wrote in her book.

"My not wanting to watch his cartoon about my dog being shot and me coughing up ejaculate — that’s evidence of how f***ed up I am."

This isn't the first time South Park has come under fire for their depictions of well-known figures, as Barbara Streisand and Ed Sheeran have spoken out against how the show portrayed them, as well as Meghan and Harry who were the subjects of a recent episode.

The episode entitled 'The World-Wide Privacy Tour' shows the couple moving to the fictional town where it shows them loudly demonstrating that they want privacy - though clearly lapping up the attention.

Despite reports that the couple were intending to take legal action against the show, a spokesperson for the couple told PEOPLE: "It's all frankly nonsense. Totally baseless, boring reports."

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