Sarah Silverman has apologised to Paris Hilton for making “hardcore” jokes about her at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards.
“I heard that to make her feel comfortable in prison, the guards are going to paint the bars to look like penises. I just worry that she’s gonna break her teeth on those things,” Silverman said at the show.
She addressed the call out on her podcast, The Sarah Silverman Podcast, earlier this week.
“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,” the comedienne recalled. “There was a person under there. A couple days later I wrote her a letter apologizing, felt awful and I never heard back, I certainly wouldn’t expect to anyways.”
Silverman admitted that she immediately regretted making the joke.
“I regretted the jokes not years later, but kind of immediately. I wrote to let her know, but I know now that the letter didn’t get to her. So, here I am, 14 years later, telling you, Paris, that I am really sorry,” she confessed. “I was then and I am, much more completely and with far more understanding, I think, now.”
Hilton and her sister, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, looked back on the mortifying moment this week on Paris’ podcast, This Is Paris.
“I literally wanted to run out of the entire room, but I just was trying to be strong and sit there as the whole audience is laughing,” Paris recounted. “It was so painful, especially with what I was going through in my life, to then have people be so mean about it. It was really hard.”