Paris Hilton's Store In Holy City Of Mecca Sparks Outrage

November 20, 2012, 10:44 amJody Phan | FAMOUS

Paris Hilton and her latest store which has opened up in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca has caused outrage.

Paris Hilton s Store In Holy City Of Mecca Sparks Outrage
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Paris Hilton has sparked outrage after she announced the opening of her latest store in the Holy Saudi Arabian city of Mecca. The hotel heiress and businesswoman tweeted a photo of the store last Thursday (15.11.12) along with the caption “Loving my beautiful new store that just opened at Mecca Mall in Saudi Arabia!” The store is one of 42 worldwide locations which sell handbags and accessories under the 31-year-old’s own brand.

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While Paris was excited about the expansion of her stores to the Mecca Mall, others didn’t quite share the same sentiment. Protestors on Twitter hit back at the heiress, whose rise to fame from a certain adult home video back in 2003 has yet to be forgotten, with one person writing, “How can someone who made such a video open a store in the holy city next to the Grand Mosque?”


Another person commented, “Saudi claim there are other ways to allow for pilgrims, & if religiosity is of such importance, why is @ParisHilton being allowed a store in Makkah?”


Others weren’t so negative about the new store. One person said, “Why the attack? This is a global brand found everywhere, whether it was in an Arab country or a European one.”

Moving past the controversial discussions, Paris went on to say, “This is the 5th store in Saudi Arabia, and store number 42 in total! So proud to keep growing my brand!”


Since the release of her sex tape, Paris has tried to move on and rebrand herself, but not without obstacles along the way. The party-girl turned businesswoman was charged with DUI in 2006 and arrested for drug possession in August, 2010. Despite her brushes with the law, Paris’ line of products which include handbags, perfumes, accessories, and footwear, earns over $10 million a year in sales. She is estimated to have a net worth of $100 million.

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  1. Sean11:53am Wednesday 21st November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    John's comment: "filthy little muslim #$%$ you camel fuckers". I will call it racist. I will also call it ignorant, insensitive, outdated, inflammatory, myopic, pathetic, cruel, devoid of compassion, immoral and utterly senseless. As for people supporting or defending Hilton...someone who has more or less been a pariah in the eyes of so many (and for good reason) where does one start? Sex tape, drug use, promiscuity, vacuity, ignorance, complete lack of intelligence, famous for being famous, privileged, spoiled, entitled...i could go on. The only reason she is an "entrepreneur" (and i use that very lightly) is that she has an entourage of agents, managers and lawyers who are more than able, experienced and willing the exploit her fame for branding and profit. She attaches her name recognition to something and it becomes a brand which...for some Godforsaken reason, some sheep buy. Role model my #$%$ When you find someone of substance, that has provided a genuine contribution to the betterment of art, entertainment, or social issues, you have have found a role model then.

  2. Rose09:25am Wednesday 21st November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    she can't bring her fortune when she die anyway. so she can spend in whatever and whereever she wants. i can't find any problem with that.

  3. Glib06:51am Wednesday 21st November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Just what the world needs. More "handbags, perfumes, accessories, and footwear". What a waste of resources.

  4. andrew11:38pm Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Raceism,a word for people not being abble to tell people there right,and your wrong.An easy word to fulsley accuse someone of hateing people of different colour and creed,because they will not agree or change the way they have been raised,or change there opinions or religious beliefs.Or will not be walked over by opinion or religion,they must mean all people then lol.

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  5. andrew11:29pm Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    If she is createing jobs good,people need money and food to eat.Allways goes back to religion,or because you dont like her boo #$%$ #$%$,get over it she is still going to open shops,why because she can,religion starts wars because you dont like the way people are or because there not doing things your way,welcome to the real world not the dark ages.

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  6. andrew11:25pm Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Selma fist of all dont judge people because there aussies,they could be indiginous,or of muslim back ground as well.the country is multi cultural so dont jundge unless you want to be judged,any nationality we all matter,and as for paris she also has the rite to open a store,if it was aloud well she is creating jobs.

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  7. selma10:35pm Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    @cameron how come your still commenting and not donating your skin then porker??

  8. selma10:33pm Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    saudi ppl are allowed to voice their opinons on who they want in their country jst like aussies who always whinge abt the so called immigrants... get one thing straight paris is a attention seeking whore with to mucn money instead of opening another pathetic bag store paris how bout sell you products and give the money to poor people around the world?? Oh thats right you need to have morals for that right!!

  9. Cameron10:16pm Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I hope Paris has a few handbags in her store made of pig skin. It'll give the "peace-loving" muslims something to squeal about.

  10. colin w09:58pm Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    paris cant do anything wrong in my eyes she and other people should have done this years ago we all are treading on egg shells so leave her alone good on you paris you have done the right thing


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