Skip to comments.Hiltonís May Pull McCain Donations, Paris Can Sue McCain
Posted on 08/05/2008 12:18:51 PM PDT by Red Steel
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 8/5/08 There has been a major backfire with presidential candidate John McCains TV ads comparing Barack Obamas rock-star status and intelligence to celebrities Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.
Not only has the highly- influentional Hilton family struck back, who once donated to McCains campaign, about the affront to their offspring, fans across the nation are riled by the commercials offending their women, no matter how controversial they may be.
Moreover, Paris can sue McCain in many states who have right of publicity laws. Simply stated, you cannot use a person image to sell anything without their approval and likely a large check. Try using Michael Jordans face in your TV ad without permission and see how many lawyers call by 9 a.m..
The question will be is selling votes a sale? Political speech, like HT has First Amendment rights to run a public figure, yet TV ads may be an exception yet this may be a question for the Supreme Court. Obama may wish to run a Bruce Springsteen song or face on his ads, but he cant without permission.
A spokesman for Paris Hilton complained that Miss Hilton was not asked, nor did she give permission for the use of her likeness in the ad.
Paris may be blonde, but like Madonna, is anything but dumb. She has multiple corporations, a fashion line, makes her TV appearances and board meetings on time and has kept out of trouble. She is still young and rich, so subject to any rock star-like messes but she can be cool as any CEO.
Similar with Britney, who is worth as much many women in business. Yet McCain played them as bimbos and compared them to Obama as one. McCain on Friday denied that his campaign had taken a negative turn, saying, We think its got a lot of humor in it, were having fun and enjoying it.
Paris Hiltons mother doesnt share McCains frivolity. On Sunday, Hiltons mother, Kathy Hilton, a McCain donor, registered her disapproval, calling the ad a complete waste of the money John McCains contributors have donated to his campaign.
Kathy Hilton and her husband donated a total of $4,600 to McCains campaign earlier this year.
“In the words of Ben Stiler as Hutch”
He was Starsky actually.
Didn’t Grandpa Hilton disinherit Paris because of her slutty ways?
I agree. This is actually a good thing for McCain.
“Didnt Grandpa Hilton disinherit Paris because of her slutty ways?”
Here’s the link:
I think the whole dust-up is simply a reason to point out the McCain "gaffe", just like his "gaffe" over BHO's tire-pressure proposal, which, of course "backfired" on McCain.
Only in media fantasy land, of course.