Paris Hilton’s Fabulous Wedding Weekend And The Arc Of Aughts Pop Culture

Paris Hilton’s Fabulous Wedding Weekend And The Arc Of Aughts Pop Culture


Paris Hilton finally tied the knot with a predictably lavish three-day celebration that involved the entire Santa Monica Pier, Paula Abdul, and an endless parade of camera-ready celebrities. Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky and Managing Editor Madeline Osburn discuss the event below.

Emily Jashinsky: Madeline, I have two big takeaways. First, I think the timing with Britney Spears’ terminated conservatorship is fascinating… it’s like the boomerang of life is coming around for the women who were boosted by aughts tabloid culture and then destroyed by it. Kim Kardashian held Paris’s wedding dress for a great picture winking at her origin story.

Since mass media, celebrities have grown up in front of everyone’s eyes, but not since social media has that happened with such intimate daily insight.

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