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“I don’t pick on them,” Hilton told Usmagazine.com after Brand’s remarks. “That’s something cool for a kid to keep, so don’t pick on them for that.”
The Jonas Brothers — Nick, Joe and Kevin — wear purity rings as a commitment to remain virgins until marriage.
“I think that they’re all really good kids and that they’re definitely our next generation of kids and they’re all really good, so I think that’s awesome,” Hilton added.
Fellow singer Jordin Sparks, who wears a purity ring, also slammed Brand for the repeated jokes when she presented an award.
“I just have one thing to say about promise rings. It’s not bad to wear a promise ring, because not everybody — guy or girl — wants to be a slut,” she told the audience, which cheered in response.
Despite the drama, Hilton remains a fan of the British comedian.
“I think he was really good,” she told Us. “He was funny. I’ve met him before in London. He’s very nice, and I think he did and incredible job tonight. It’s cool to have a British accent at the awards.”
At the VMAs, Hilton presented a Moonman award to onetime BFF Britney Spears.
“She looked beautiful,” Hilton said. “I’m so happy for her. She definitely deserves it.”
What did Hilton tell Spears?
” ’I love you, I miss you, so good to see you,’ ” she said.