Paris Hilton Says Life Was More Fun Before Social Media

By Mimi Nguyen Ly, Epoch Times

Paris Hilton thinks people had a lot more “fun” before social media existed and says that now people are too busy glued to their phones.

On the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival screening of The American Meme on Friday, April 27, the 37-year-old heiress told E! News:

“I’m actually happy I grew up before Instagram and all this, because back in New York, we used to have so much fun because no one had a camera out unless it was one of those disposable ones.

“So everyone was actually talking and having fun, dancing.

“And nowadays I feel like everyone is just always on their phone, they’re texting, they’re Snapping, taking pictures. Nobody really has a good time like they used to. So I’m happy that I got to live it before.”

However, Hilton is grateful for social media as it has brought her closer to her fans.

“I’m constantly travelling; 250 days a year I’m on a plane, in a different country. So it gets really lonely sometimes. I love my fans just as much as they love me,” she shared in a clip from the new documentary ‘The American Meme’.

“I’ve been through so much in life and I don’t really trust people. I’ve just grown accustomed to being f***ed over. With my fans, I don’t feel like that at all.

“There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not either texting or FaceTiming or emailing with my Little Hiltons. I can truly be myself around them. I know they’re not judging me, they’re not trying to use me. They just genuinely love me.”