Sarah Silverman issues apology to Paris Hilton after mercilessly mocking her in 2007

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Earlier this week Nicky Hilton demanded that comedian Sarah Silverman apologize to her sister Paris for verbally eviscerating her at the 2007 MTV Awards while Paris sat in the audience trying not to cry.

Silverman, 50, responded by issuing a lengthy mea culpa to the socialite on the latest episode of The Sarah Silverman Podcast where she admitted she would ‘never do those jokes today.’ 

Paris revealed on her own, This Is Paris podcast on Monday, that she is still angry with the comedian calling her jokes ‘disgusting and cruel and mean.’

Is it too late now to say sorry? Sarah Silverman issued a long and heartfelt public apology to Paris Hilton on the latest episode of The Sarah Silverman Podcast for cruelly mocking her to her face at the 2007 MTV Awards

Is it too late now to say sorry? Sarah Silverman issued a long and heartfelt public apology to Paris Hilton on the latest episode of The Sarah Silverman Podcast for cruelly mocking her to her face at the 2007 MTV Awards

‘You know, as she said herself on the podcast, this would never happen today and she’s right, I wouldn’t. I would never do those jokes today,’ Silverman began. 

‘I came up in a time when talk show hosts and comedians hired to make fun of pop culture were roasting the biggest celebrities and pop culture icons at the time and nobody was bigger than Paris Hilton,’ she continued by way of explanation.

‘So here we are in an awakened world and I am totally into it, it’s how we grow, it’s how we change,’ Silverman said before launching into a full blown apology to Paris.

‘I’m super down with reflecting on the past and my part in perpetuating real ugly s**t,’  she said. ‘And yes, we can continue to litigate the past, but I do believe that maybe that should be coupled with taking into account any growth that has come with those passing years.’

Cruel: Earlier this week Nicky Hilton demanded that comedian Sarah Silverman apologize to her sister Paris (pictured) for verbally eviscerating her at the 2007 MTV Awards while Paris sat in the audience trying not to cry

Cruel: Earlier this week Nicky Hilton demanded that comedian Sarah Silverman apologize to her sister Paris (pictured) for verbally eviscerating her at the 2007 MTV Awards while Paris sat in the audience trying not to cry

As a refresher, Paris had been due to check into prison hours after the 2007 awards ceremony for violating her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case and was mocked by Sarah during the show as she sat in the crowd. 

Silverman recollected: ‘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.’

As it turned out, Hilton never received the apology letter and harbored major resentment for the comics cruel and callous jokes for well over a decade. 

‘I regretted the jokes not years later, but kind of immediately,’ she admitted. ‘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.’

'I came up in a time when talk show hosts and comedians hired to make fun of pop culture were roasting the biggest celebrities and pop culture icons at the time and nobody was bigger than Paris Hilton,' Silverman said (Pictured at the 2007 show)

‘I came up in a time when talk show hosts and comedians hired to make fun of pop culture were roasting the biggest celebrities and pop culture icons at the time and nobody was bigger than Paris Hilton,’ Silverman said (Pictured at the 2007 show)

‘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.’ 

She added: ‘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. I hope this does that.’

During her podcast this week, Hilton revealed that at the time she had been nervous to go to the event, so when she was the butt of Silverman’s jokes it was intolerable.  

'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.'

‘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.’ 

Detailing her version of events, Paris said: ‘I was so shocked and surprised because I had actually met her a few years before at an event and she was sweet.

‘I was obviously very nervous and knew I was about to check into a jail a few hours later, I put on a brave face and she literally pummeled me, so mean so cruel.

‘I was sitting there, wanting to die, I was holding back tears, I had tears in my eyes… I literally wanted to run out of the entire room. The whole audience was laughing and she would not stop.

'I regretted the jokes not years later, but kind of immediately,' she admitted. '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.'

‘I regretted the jokes not years later, but kind of immediately,’ she admitted. ‘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.’ 

‘It was so painful especially with what I was going through in my life, it was really hard.’

Sarah had said. ‘I heard to make her feel more comfortable in prison the guards are going to paint the bars…



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