Monday, November 19, 2012

Paris Hilton’s new Mecca store gets mixed reviews in Saudi Arabia


U.S. celebrity and hotel heiress Paris Hilton expanded her handbags and accessories franchise to the Holy city of Mecca, prompting growing criticism on social networking sites.

Hilton announced the news on her Twitter account Thursday. “Loving my beautiful new store that just opened at Mecca Mall in Saudi Arabia!,” she tweeted.

But not everyone joined her in the excitement, as some people took to the social networking website to voice their displeasure with the debut.

One person replied to her tweet saying, “R u kidding?” Another comment, “Saudi claim there are other ways to allow for pilgrims, & if religiosity is of such importance, why is @ParisHilton being allowed a store in Makkah?”

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