They've created a monster!
Yesterday Us Weekly announced that the magazine was going "Paris-free," and there would be no coverage of Paris Hilton in its upcoming issue (the moratorium appears to be for one week only).
Now Us Weekly's blog has also declared it will no longer post about Paris, claiming that her statement to Larry King that she has never done drugs (difficult to believe, particularly in light of photos showing her smoking marijuana) pushed [the Us Weekly bloggers] over the online edge." They haven't told us how long the ban will last, saying only it will be "for the time being." (FYI, Bailey Quarters declared a year ago that she wouldn't post about Paris, because she doesn't contribute anything to...anything, so Pop Culture Junkette is way ahead of Us Weekly.)
Of course, 70 percent of Us Weekly's readers wish Paris "would go into hiding," so perhaps the lack of ink isn't so surprising. But isn't it at least a little hypocritical? After all, Us Weekly was instrumental in making Paris Hilton the celebrity she is today. When Paris was just a teenager, Us Weekly would run photos of Paris and Nicky, back before anyone knew who they were. And they continued to promote her as she became better-known.
I guess Us Weekly is starting to feel a little like Dr. Frankenstein.