Celebrity Activist Tod Brilliant Criticizes, Challenges Paris Hilton

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Calling Paris Hilton on her asinine statements, Tod Brilliant attempts to cajole the media into siding with him in asking for more social responsibility from those we elevate into iconic status.

Tod Brilliant, North American’s newest celebrity, has voiced strong criticism of socialite Paris Hilton over comments she recently made to the British edition of GQ magazine.

“At a time when other like Jay-Z with his Water for Life Tour and Angelina Jolie are recognizing the pressing social and environmental dangers around the world and addressing them through their words and actions, this girl, who garners headlines every time something vapid drips from her lips, shows no sign of social responsibility. Instead, she insults an entire nation. Should we not ask more from our celebrities?” asks Brilliant.

Hilton told GQ that she was paid $1 million to make an appearance in Austria.

“I had to say ‘hi’ and tell them why I loved Austria so much,” she said.

When asked why she likes Austria so much, Hilton replied, “Because they pay me $1 million to wave at crowds!”

“The nation of Austria should be insulted by Ms. Hilton’s flip dismissal. Austria is a beautiful country with a rich history, and one that has given to the world a disproportionately large number of genius-level composers, musicians, artists and scientists,” Brilliant comments. “You don’t have to pay me a million dollars to say this. It’s common knowledge.”

Brilliant challenges Hilton to use her vast resources (“I've made, like, $200 million in the last year, while J-Lo's only made $150 million," said Hilton) to educate herself about the real world. “For fifteen dollars, she can buy a copy of Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Earth Policy Institute founder and United Nations Environment Prize winner Lester Brown. Presuming she is literate, her eyes will be opened to both problems and solutions that too few have recognized. She needs to understand that she’s very fortunate to live such a sheltered and simple life. If she doesn’t want to spend the money on the book, I’m happy to send her a copy,” says Brilliant.

More information: http://www.todbrilliant.com

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