Inside The Paris Hilton And Sarah Silverman Drama

Paris Hilton and Sarah Silverman have a pretty rocky history and their feud made headlines in March 2021 after Hilton opened up about some controversial comments Silverman made about her years ago. As fans may remember, Silverman made an insensitive joke about the former The Simple Life star back in June 2007 when she hosted the MTV Movie Awards. Hilton attended the event "hours before going to [jai] for violating her parole in an alcohol-related reckless driving case," per She went on to serve three days of her 45-day sentence.

Per the Daily Mail, Silverman's incredibly crude joke included a NSFW quip about how the jail guards had attempted to make Hilton "feel more comfortable" ahead of her arrival by painting the bars of the cell to make them appear phallic. The comedian then said she was "afraid" Hilton would "break her teeth on those things."

So, where do Hilton and Silverman stand now? Keep reading to find out.

Paris Hilton says Sarah Silverman's comments made her want to 'die'

Paris Hilton opened up about the mortifying moment to her sister, Nicky Hilton during the March 1, 2021, episode of her This Is Paris podcast. Paris shared how heart-breaking it was as she sat in the audience and recalled feeling "very nervous" to attend the show, but was trying to "put on a brave face" ahead of her jail stint. After hearing Silverman's crude remarks, she said she was "sitting there wanting to die." 

Paris said, "I had tears welling in my eyes ... I literally wanted to run out of the entire room. The whole audience was laughing and she would not stop. It was so painful especially with what I was going through in my life, it was really hard." She added she was "shocked" Silverman would come after her because she'd met her before and she seemed "sweet."

Nicky called the comedian's words "disgusting, vile, awful [and] hurtful," adding, "I didn't think it was funny then and I certainly don't think it is funny now." Nicky then urged Silverman to apologize to her sister after the comedian apologized for comments she made about Britney Spears the same year. Per the Independent, in February 2021, Silverman said she wanted to "delete" remarks she made about the pop star. Nicky's plea prompted Silverman to share a message for Paris.

What did Sarah Silverman say to Paris Hilton?

Sarah Silverman took to her own podcast, The Sarah Silverman Podcast, in early March 2021 to address Paris Hilton's comments. She recalled the hurtful joke she made back in 2007, and said she would not have said it today. The comedian also claimed she didn't realize Hilton was in the audience at the time and immediately regretted her words.

"The crowd went bananas and while I was thrilled at the success of my monologue, I remember spotting her in the audience. I really do. And I remember seeing that look on her face and my heart sank. Because there was a person under there," she recalled. Silverman claimed she sent Hilton an apology in a letter a couple of days after the incident, though Hilton said she never received it.

"I regretted the jokes not years later but kind of immediately. So here I am, 14 years later, telling you Paris that I am really sorry. I was then and I am much more completely and with far more understanding now," she said. Silverman added that she hoped Hilton accepted her apology and felt her "remorse." She continued, "I felt it the second I saw your face that night. It feels terrible to know you have hurt someone and it's important to make it right. So I hope this does that."

Paris Hilton was 'shocked' by Sarah Silverman's apology

Paris Hilton returned to her own podcast for an episode on March 4, 2021, which seemed to be prompted by Sarah Silverman offering her an apology. She explained that she'd been sent Silverman's words by a friend and was "pleasantly surprised" and wanted to send her a big "thank you" in response. "I know it is difficult for anyone to apologize and for someone to do that really means a lot," she said as she read out Silverman's apology in its entirety.

Hilton told listeners that she was "shocked" by Silverman's decision to apologize and said that she was "glad her comedy has grown and she realizes that it is not nice to make fun of people," adding that she believes "everyone learns that in life." The heiress also said that she believed Silverman's apology was "so genuine and so sweet," and said that it had "really moved" her. She added that she's a "big fan" of Silverman's work and thinks she's "so funny." 

Thankfully, it seems this feud has been well and truly buried.