(IMAGE COURTESY OF I DON’T LIKE YOU IN THAT WAY)
Paris Hilton filed suit against card giant Hallmark two months ago for misappropriating her image and invading her privacy with the release and sale of cards bearing her likeness. To wit:
She is seeking $500,000 in damages and a permanent injunction against the greeting card company. In response, Hallmark issued a statement:
“Hilton has become a household name, based in large part on her efforts to draw attention to herself. Having done so, she has subjected herself to public scrutiny and the parodist’s pen. The First Amendment does not allow her to respond by welcoming the fawning and flattering, but silencing the critical and comical.”
Cheri Oteri has issued a statement calling for an end to Paris’s copycat ways (the latter of whom is currently in Seoul, South Korea).
Sidenote: when did Hallmark grow balls? What a great statement on their part. Maybe all the marketing for Precious Moments has finally had the reverse effect on their PR department.