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    Paris Hilton Just Confirmed That Her "Stop Being Poor" Shirt Was Photoshopped To Say That

    "Debunking the #STOPBEINGPOOR myth."

    Let's go on a trip down memory lane: It's the early aughts, low-rise jeans and Von Dutch trucker hats are all the rage, Black Eyed Peas are toppin' the charts, and The Simple Life is everyone's fave program:

    Paris and Nicole posing in matching denim outfits

    I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I say that Paris Hilton and the early 2000s go together like Dolce & Gabbana.

    And when I think of Paris Hilton, I AUTOMATICALLY think of this pic:

    Paris Hilton wearing a "Stop Being Poor" tank

    Well, Paris Hilton HERSELF went on TikTok to reveal that the shirt in question is #fakenews: 


    Debunking the #STOPBEINGPOOR myth. 🙅🏼‍♀️😹 Don’t believe everything you read. 😏 #greenscreen #Iconic 👑

    ♬ original sound - ParisHilton

    "So, there's this photo online of me. I'm sure you've seen it," Paris says in the video. "I NEVER wore that shirt."

    An explainer TikTok from Paris Hilton

    "This was completely photoshopped. Everyone thinks it's real, but that's not the truth. This is what [the shirt] really said."

    An explainer TikTok from Paris Hilton


    Close up of Paris Hilton's "Stop Being Desperate" tank top

    She ended the video with these harrowing words: "Don't believe everything you read."

    Paris Hilton holding up a Motorola Razr

    I'm not gonna lie — I'm a lil' shook that this shirt isn't real. One, because this photo/meme has been a part of the zeitgeist for as long as I can remember, and two, because I actually could see Paris wearing a shirt like this*:

    So, this has been your public service announcement.