Paris Hilton's publicist has denied reports the actress was giving a Nazi salute while partying on a boat in St Tropez, France, insisting the socialite was merely dancing while scratching under her nose.
The reality TV star has been living it up in Europe's exclusive hot spot, partying with pals on luxury yachts in St Tropez's harbour, but she came under fire on Sunday (25Jul10) when party pictures of her were published. In them, she appeared to be marching like a Nazi with her hand in the air and her fingers under her nose, while wearing a military cap.
But Hilton's rep has quickly dismissed the outrage, claiming the hotel heiress always dances with her hands in the air and was just scratching an itch.
The spokesperson tells Britain's Daily Mail, "Paris was dancing and having fun with her arm up in the air as she always dances like that and was scratching (her) face when a photo was taken... and the hat was a military-style hat from a club."
The publicist insists Hilton would never upset Jews by mimicking the signature salute of the man behind the Holocaust, adding, "Half of her family is Jewish and many of her friends are as well."
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