It’s not often I feel bad for Paris Hilton, though this might be one of those cases. The heiress/businesswoman/video star was recently in Dubai for the opening of a new hotel. She was apparently invited onto a flight for an aerial tour of Dubai, which was really part of an Egyptian prank shows… supposedly unbeknownst to her.
Once the plane takes off all kinds of things go wrong, to the point that she thinks she’s going to die. Here’s some of the footage:
And here’s an Australian TV segment about it:
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t find pranks involving you thinking you’re going to lose your life to be funny. It’s one thing to fall victim to a mild prank where you’re worried, but when you get to the point where someone thinks they’re going to die, well, that’s just cruel.
All that being said, call me a conspiracy theorist, but I almost feel like Paris Hilton may have been in on the setup. She doesn’t strike me as the type of person who would get on a plane like that for an aerial tour without there being anything in it for her. So is it totally out of the realm of possibility that she knew exactly what was going on and played along because they knew it would make a great story? It’s a great way for her to generate goodwill, since I’d guess just about anyone feels some compassion for her after seeing that.
Am I the only one who thinks she may have been in on it? Anyone find the prank funny?