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Paris -- Poster Girl for Mentally Challenged?!

6/11/2007 2:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Now that Paris has first-hand experience on how it feels to be in jail while suffering from a "severe" psychological illness, activists are challenging the infamous inmate to be a poster girl for all of the mentally ill in jail. That's crazy hot!

Earl Ofari Hutchinson, President of L.A.'s Urban Policy Roundtable, wrote a letter to Paris asking her to "use her star power to champion the rights of mentally challenged inmates," emphasizing that it would "send a positive message that the rich and famous also care about the plight of the poor and underserved in the L.A. County Jail."

The organization tried to deliver the letter to Paris, but guards wouldn't accept it. That didn't discourage Hutchinson, who said they are trying to set up a meeting with Kathy Hilton to request Paris' help.

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Kay    

'severe" psychological illness'
Why was this illness never brought to the judges attention in the beginning of the court case before the sentencing?

2635 days ago
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denny    

I think what she said to Barbara Walters is interesting. She says "I am not on anti depressants". Well, it seems she still is not owning up to her issues. On all TMZ stories it says she did not have her medication with her. Wht kind of meds? It seems she needs Anti depressants and what is so wrong with taking them. She can start by helping out other people to admitting that meds help make your life better and if there is a need to take them then she or anyone else should. They changed my life.

PARIS- U STILL ARE NOT BEING REAL. ENOUGH OF THE GOD STUFF AND ADMIT THAT U ARE NOT PERFECT.

2635 days ago
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yea right    

I think that once she reads that request she'll suddenly come down with a mysterious case of amnesia and forget her mental challenge. Post Traumatic distress is next y'all!

2635 days ago
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goodlord    

I see absolutely no reason that Paris cannot help out her fellow mentally challanged. This comes as no surprise. I knew there was something wrong with her.

2635 days ago
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Cynic    

To Farrah-Fallon: New York my ass, you live on Fantasy Island!

2635 days ago
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Mike    

Paris is NOT mentally challenged, she is socially challenged. She has been told "yes" all her life and now, finally, someone stood up and said "no" so she's freaking out!! Daddy's whinny, immature little girl just can't stand the fact that she didn't get her way. Think of a three year old having a tantrum, kicking, screaming, flailing around. That's Paris.

2635 days ago
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Cynic    

Thank you, Mike...that was very well said.

2635 days ago
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Leah    

Absolutely!

She's all about getting promotion for herself by exploiting others....here's a chance to actually do some GOOD for someone else...and promote herself....what a concept! Everyone wins....

of course, it'll take some serious amount of talking her into it....after all, it's not just about helping herself, so of course she won't just jump at the chance....

but in the end, perhaps she will agree to do it, and will finally become something other than a boil on the ass of society.

http://www.myspace.com/throwparisbackinjail

2635 days ago
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Sean    

Why the heck is she getting tohave her CELL phone in jail/ Do the other inmates get to keep their cell phones? I thought those were not allowed?

She is still working the system and getting her way. Oh and she thought "acting dumb" was cute?.Whenw as hse ever acting? I think she is just dumb period. And nasty to boot!

2635 days ago
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fikki2    

to Farah-Fallon

You know wat, why don't you download "One Night In Paris" and then "insert foot into mouth"
SHUT UP!! YOUR GIVING NY A BAD RAP!!!

2635 days ago
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Snarksnarksnark    

Paris' only mental challenge is that she is dumber than a box of rock as evidence by her depositions.
Her only mental illness is that she is emotionally immature and acts out when she doesn't get her way.
Her only star power is her ability to garner press which leads to world-wide mockery.

2635 days ago
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B.D    



OHH, NOWWWW THE BITCH IS CRAZY !!!! WHATEVER. . . .

SHE DIDN'T LOOK TO CRAZY AT THE AWARDS ON SUNDAY NIGHT !

THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT COULD OF HAPPENED TO

YOUNG HOLLYWOOD. I PROMISE YOU THAT THEY STILL

WON'T LEARN TO JUST BE BETTER PEOPLE AND NOT

MAKE FOOLS OF THEMSELVES. IF THEY WOULD JUST

USE THE PRIVILAGE THAT GOD HAS GAVE THEM IN A

A POSITIVE WAY. AND STILL GO OUT, HAVE A GREAT

TIME AND SHOP TILL THEIR HEARTS DESIRE !!

I WONDER IF THE PARENTS EVER ASK THEMSELVES :

"WHAT DID WE DO WRONG ?? PROBABLY NOT !!! AND THAT

MY FIRENDS, IS A VERY VERY, SAD THING. . . . . . .


2635 days ago
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A Man Who Knows!    

A poster child for the mentally challenged? WOW!.....that's quite the insult for people who really are mentally challenged! What's next, have her compete in the special olympics?

2635 days ago
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Avamp1    

Although I agree that Paris needs to learn from this. I think this man needs to deal with his own issues and underneath it all, he's crying about racism. It alway's boiled down to that.

2635 days ago
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Only swim in the Ocean    

Who came up with 'mentally challenged' as an expression? It implies retardation.

Paris is 'mentally ill', apparently. This guy will get no Hilton support using the wrong expression for what he seems to be supporting.

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