Paris Hilton fans are making an appeal of their own. An online petition at FreeParis.org is taking a stand against LA County Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer and his punishment of the 26-year-old heiress. The organization is collecting signatures, comments, and sympathy from disheartened fans across the nation.
FreeParis.org organizers plans to submit one million signatures before the socialite's scheduled arrival at a Lynwood, CA detention center on June 5. They and the site's fans agree that she is being treated unfairly.
"No heiress deserves to go to jail," says site co-founder and campaign organizer, Kyle Vincent. "I'm dedicated to providing this outlet for friends and fans to show their support for Paris." Vincent started the site May 4th, when he heard of the court sentencing.
One petitioner writes, "Paris Hilton is being railroaded because of her celebrity. She should not have to serve time over this."
Site visitors can also be trendsetters, by declaring their support with an original "Free Paris" t-shirt, bumper sticker, or gift. Vincent says the "Free Paris" shirt is popular, but the FreeParis.org online store has several other campaign slogans, such as "Team Paris," "Free Paris, then Tibet," or "Jail? That's not hot."
Paris is certainly a symbol of American celebrity culture, and we should expect no less from her devoted fans. Another supporter writes, "I love Paris. She is way too fabulous for jail...and, by the way, stripes are out this summer."
Other high profile court cases have spawned online petitions and fashion campaigns, but with Hilton's plans to appeal the court's imposed sentence, some think this frenzy will jump start a season of "Free Paris" apparel.
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB
) May 8, 2007