Question: If you are a person with no soul and you believe you are about to shuffle off this immortal coil, how would you react? This social experiment was just performed and the results might surprise you.
The lab rat was one Paris Hilton, the heiress socialite who started the whole sex-tape-as-gateway-to-celebrity trend back in 2003. The public pretty much lost interest in her a few years ago, but we still have to deal with her Kardashian fallout.
Paris was recently flying over Dubai when her seat mate (an Egyptian TV show host) decided to play a teensy-weensy prank on her—perhaps in retribution for the all the bad reality tv she spawned. Was it “We’re out of peanuts?” or “There will be no in-flight entertainment?” Nope! Think bigger!
Now there are all kinds of levels of pranks. You can go the sorta-soft route that Punk’d took when they made celebs a little uncomfortable.
You could go a little more hard-core a la Scare Tactics and attempt to make others soil their undies.
Or you can simply go for broke and make your subject feel certain they are going to meet their maker. Paris got the latter treatment when the pilot shut down the plane’s engines and made the aircraft take a nose-dive to planet Earth.
Check it out:
If only Paris had that experience to draw on earlier in her career, she might have won an Oscar for her role in House of Wax.
After footage of the prank was released, sources claimed Paris was so livid, she was going to sue the TV show for emotional distress. But alas, much like 1 Night in Paris, the whole thing was staged in a desperate attempt to garner publicity and Hilton was in on the joke – and maybe netted seven figures for this nonsense.
If all it takes is a few moments of terror for a cool one million, we’re in. And let’s face it: Paris doesn’t really need the money. We do.