Soon after news broke of the death of the former South African president a tweet allegedly written by Paris emerged on Twitter account @DeletedTweets.
The post, which looked like a screenshot from Paris' Twitter profile, read: "RIP Nelson Mandela. Your 'I Have a Dream' speech was so inspiring. An amazing man."
Taking to Twitter to clear up any confusion she wrote:
Whoever made that stupid fake tweet lacks respect to the loss the world is mourning right now. Same goes for all the blogs who ran with it.— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) December 5, 2013
Other strange Twitter reactions to the news of Mandela's death included people jokingly mistaking the inspirational leader with actor Morgan Freeman and British newsreader Trevor McDonald.