Los Angeles - Paris Hilton hit out at a hoaxer who created a tweet pretending she had got the late Nelson Mandela confused with Martin Luther King.
The 32-year-old star slammed the ''stupid fake tweet'', which was disguised to look as though it had been written from her official Twitter account and alleged the blonde heiress thought the former South African President, who died on Thursday aged 95, was behind the I Have a Dream speech made famous by the Civil Rights Movement leader.
The fake tweet, which was retweeted by several Twitter users, read:
After being inundated with messages of abuse online over the made up tweet, Paris hit back:
Shortly beforehand, Paris had tweeted a real tribute to the late anti-apartheid revolutionary, who died peacefully at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa.