Sarah Silverman apologises to Paris Hilton for prison jokes


Comedian Sarah Silverman has apologised to Paris Hilton for jokes she told at the MTV Movie Awards in 2007 about the socialite’s forthcoming prison stint. The awards were attended by Hilton just hours before she was jailed for violating probation on an alcohol-related drink-driving conviction. “I said some very hardcore jokes about her…. Paris, I am really sorry,” Silverman said. Hilton responded by saying she was “shocked… and pleasantly surprised”. She added: “[Silverman] was so genuine and so sweet and it really moved me. I felt emotional hearing it and I could tell she really did mean what she said when she was apologising. “Thank you, I really, really appreciate you doing that.” Much of Silverman’s 2007 monologue is too explicit to repeat, but when she said “Paris Hilton is going to jail”, the audience whooped and cheered. The footage then cut to Hilton looking extremely uncomfortable. Silverman shared her lengthy (and expletive-laden) apology on Instagram after Hilton said in her podcast earlier this week that the “cruel” jokes had left her fighting back tears, adding “this would never happen today”. Hilton recalled being” seated ringside at my own surprise public humiliation”.(BBC)…[+]