Paris Hilton Banned From Oktoberfest
By: cosio55 -
Published: Sep 25, 2007
Updated: May 9 2011
• References: styledash
After last year's Oktoberfest, Munich's locals had complaints about Paris Hilton. They accused the event organizers of being sellouts because Hilton showed up dressed up in a "tacky" Bavarian dress to advertise a brand of canned wines. The chief of tourism, Gabriele Weishaeup, announced that celebrity-related promotions "are completely prohibited by the new festival rules."
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