Criticized for taking a vacation in Maui while devastating wildfires were raging The blaze has claimed the most lives in the US since 1918. After being photographed taking a vacation on the beaches of Maui, Hawaii, only 30 miles from the destroyed town of Lahaina, Paris Hilton has come under fire on social media.
Photos that have appeared online show Mrs. Hilton relaxing on the beach with her husband, Carter Reum, and their son, Phoenix, at a Wailea resort.
Being one of the greatest natural disasters to ever affect the US, it has caused the deaths of close to 100 people, thousands of displaced individuals, and the burning down of several structures and businesses.
Criticising her, one person wrote, ”While Maui burns, Paris Hilton Fiddles ( on vacay in Maui)! Get a clue honey and go home.”
— elisa stuart wilkins (@StuartElisa) August 15, 2023
A third wrote, ”Paris Hilton is vacationing in Maui at a resort 30 min from Lahaina. Imagine watching thousands of ppl lose their homes, loved ones, families, etc, and then expecting them to SERVE YOU DRINKS WHILE U FROLIC ON THE BEACH IN FRONT OF THEM OMG.”
Maui: The Cherished Second Home of the Hilton Family for Generations
It was initially a planned family trip, and she has been travelling to Maui since she was born. She has many friends and family there and it’s a second home for her, according to a source close to Mrs. Hilton, who spoke to People.
The images were released just days after Jason Momoa, a Hawaiian-born actor, encouraged people to avoid visiting Maui due to the ongoing destruction.
”Maui is not the place to have your vacation right now. DO NOT TRAVEL TO MAUI. Do not convince yourself that your presence is needed on an island that is suffering this deeply,” he wrote on Instagram.
If you want to know more information regarding Maui Wildfires visit the below links:
- Hollywood Stars Dwayne Johnson And Jason Momoa Speak Out About Devastating Maui Wildfires
- Maui Heartbreak: 36 People Dead As Wildfires Reduce Parts Of Town To Ashes
Similar advice from the Hawaii Tourism Authority to stay away from Hawaii at this time and to depart Maui was also published on their website. Up to 4,500 persons needing refuge are now being housed in a number of hotels.
Tourists Enjoy Ocean, Locals Still Reeling from Recent Loss
“The same waters that our people just died in three days ago are the same waters the very next day these visitors — tourists — were swimming in. That says a lot about where their heart and mind is and where our heart and mind is.
You don’t see our people swimming, snorkelling, surfing. Nobody is having fun in tragedy.”
MAUl and The Lahaina community have been my home for several decades. This is a devastating moment for MAUl and many are suffering unimaginable loss,” Fleetwood, posted on Instagram.
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According to the non-profit National Fire Protection Association, the wildfire is the worst to occur in the United States since 1918, when 453 people perished in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Due to complaints from locals that there had been no warning, Hawaiian officials have launched an investigation into how the fire was handled.