Brazil is offended by Paris Hilton?
Paris Hilton has been absent from tabloid news not because she’s behaved herself, but because she’s in Brazil. And, of course, now she’s in trouble. The sex-pot heiress has stirred up a storm in a new beer commercial, landing the “actress” in hot water with the Brazilian government.
Paris Hilton is just shy of her 30th birthday, but that doesn’t mean she’s lost her ability to shock folks with some long-legged sensuality. But a new commercial (a la the Carl’s Jr. one she did a couple years back) has the Brazilian government up is a fuss.
“It’s an ad that devalues women – in particular, blond women,” says Eduardo Correia, a spokeswoman for the country’s Secretariat for Women’s Affairs.
The ad, for Brazilian beer Devassa (which means “very blonde” in portugese), shows Hilton in an apartment room with a can of the brew, twisting and turning and rubbing herself with the beer. It’s really nothing you wouldn’t see on tv here in the states, let alone on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
Still, the commercial has officials in South America’s largest country upset.
“The problem with the ad isn’t a lack of clothing, but its sensual nature,” Correia said. “A woman in a bikini on a beach isn’t necessarily sensual; it depends on the context.”
On her Twitter page, Paris responded with, “Are they serious? So ridiculous.”
While I’m not one to usually take sides with ditzy millionaire sex-tape heiresses, I have to say this is pretty silly. Check out the commercial below and decide for yourself.