While a lot of wealthy celebs find it tacky to accept swag bags, don't count Paris Hilton among them. According to Reuters News service, the heiress princess dropped by the Sundance Film Festival (it's not like she has a film out or anything) to help herself to not one or two, but 30 free gift bags.
Reuters reports thusly, that: "Paris Hilton left the Hollywood Life House gifting suite with 30 bags — 30 bags — stuffed full of free merchandise from Whiting & Davis. Even the publicity people representing the Hollywood Life House seemed aghast, noting in a press release that the Hilton hotel heiress did it, 'without shame.'”
"And we’re wondering why she’s even here. It’s not like she’s in a movie at the festival. It was only about 18 months ago, after getting out of jail, that Paris said she was a changed person. She wanted to travel to Rwanda to do good. She told Newsweek magazine, “Before, my life was about having fun, going to parties — it was a fantasy. But when I had time to reflect, I felt empty inside. I want to leave a mark on the world.”
Reuters opines: "In the middle of a global financial crisis with people losing their savings, losing their jobs, losing their homes, Paris Hilton – worth tens of millions, at the least — walks off with 30 bags of free merchandise. It is, at the least, shameful. Right?"
The items amounted to about $6,000 worth of swag, including the Whiting & Davis handbags, designer boots, and Fake Bake bronzer.
How greedy can this tacky waste of space get?