Paris Hilton Backs Out of Billboards Over Jokes

The Simple Life star didn't want to "ridicule" her peers at the show, says her rep

Paris Hilton has backed out of a scheduled appearance at Monday’s Billboard Music Awards because she wasn’t happy with the jokes written for her, according to her rep Elliot Mintz.

“It is my understanding that some satirical references ridiculed some of her peers,” Mintz, said in a statement on Saturday, according to the Associated Press. “Paris did not want to say anything that could appear hurtful or embarrassing about people she knows.”

A script delivered to Hilton on Friday contained material she found “objectionable,” according to Mintz. After failing to come to a compromise with the reps for the award show, the heiress decided to back out.

A call to Billboard by the AP was not returned early Saturday.

The Billboard Music Awards are scheduled to air live from Las Vegas on Monday. It’s being broadcast on FOX at 8 p.m. ET.

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