News Flash: Ai Weiwei and Paris Hilton are Now BFFs

By Bridget O'Donnell, January 18, 2016

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Hot off the Instagram press: Ai Weiwei and Paris Hilton are now BFFs, so to speak.

The artist and activist posed for a selfie with the former reality TV star on his Instagram account (@aiww) yesterday. He also posted an image of the hotel heiress taking a selfie. The two are in Paris (how fitting!) for the opening of Ai Weiwei's selfie exhibit at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche.

Ai Wei Wei and Paris Hilton selfie

Ai Wei Wei and Paris Hilton selfie

The former Simple Life star and one-time singer (@parishilton) returned the favor with two photos of her own, writing: "Congratulations to my friend @AiWW on the opening of his new art exhibit at @LeBonMarcheRiveGauche in Paris."

Ai Wei Wei and Paris Hilton selfie

Ai Wei Wei and Paris Hilton selfie

Paris' 5.4 million Instagram followers fell in love with the picture, with one commenting: "What a beautiful match! Two human beings, both so intelligent with an enormous heart for humanity." Activism: That's Hot.

On the plus side, Ms. Hilton will probably find it 100 percent more difficult to get a visa next time she wants to unleash her DJing skills on China.

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