Sarah Silverman apologized to Paris Hilton after she made fun of her 14 years ago.
Sarah admitted on The Sarah Silverman Podcast that she instantly regretted joking about the hotel heiress during the 2007 MTV Movie Awards.
The said event happened a day before the socialite was scheduled to begin her jail time after she was arrested for driving violations and allegedly driving under the influence. That time, Sarah joked, “I heard that to make her feel comfortable in prison, the guards are going to paint the bars to look like penises. I just worry that she’s gonna break her teeth on those things.”
Meanwhile, during this week’s podcast on This is Paris, the reality star and her sister Nicky Hilton talked to Hunter March about that moment. Nicky referred to it as “disgusting, vile, perverted statement”. In addition, Sarah’s monologue would’ve been inappropriate based on today’s standards.
But how did Paris feel that time? She admitted, “I literally wanted to run out of the entire room, but I just was trying to be strong and sit there as the whole audience is laughing. It was so painful, especially with what I was going through in my life, to then have people be so mean about it. It was really hard.”
On the other hand, Sarah discussed the callout during her podcast this week. She said, “The crowd went bananas, and while I was thrilled at the success of my monologue, I remember spotting her in the audience, I really do, and I remember seeing that look on her face and my heart sank. There was a person under there. A couple days later I wrote her a letter apologizing, felt awful and I never heard back, I certainly wouldn’t expect to anyways.”
She added that she was sorry to hear that the reality star never got her letter of apology. She confessed, “I regretted the jokes not years later, but kind of immediately. I wrote to let her know, but I know now that the letter didn’t get to her. So, here I am, 14 years later, telling you, Paris, that I am really sorry. I was then and I am, much more completely and with far more understanding, I think, now.”- Advertisement -
She also said later on, “I felt it the second I saw your face that night. It feels terrible to know you have hurt someone and it’s important to make it right. So, I hope this does that.”
Meanwhile, she also agreed with Nicky saying, “I can’t imagine what you were going through at the time. My understanding of humanity through the lens of my work as a comedian had not yet merged and I’m sorry I hurt you. Comedy is not evergreen. We can’t change the past, so what’s crucial is that we change with the times. I’m super down with reflecting on the past and my part in perpetuating real ugly s–t.”
Earlier this year, Paris Hilton shared a horrific experience when interviewed by David Letterman about her 2007 jail time.