By Lee Moran / NEW YORK DAILY NEWSMonday, November 19, 2012,
Paris Hilton is celebrating opening up a new store in Mecca... but the move has left some locals a little unhappy
Socialite and hotel heiress Paris Hilton has sparked outrage in the Middle East by opening a new shop in the Saudi Arabian Holy city of Mecca.
Saudis took to Twitter to say Hilton, who once starred in a sex video that went viral on the internet, was 'insulting Mecca' - a key site for the world's 1.2 billion Muslims - by opening the branch in Mecca Mall to sell bags and accessories under her name.
They tweeted in their hundreds to attack the celebrity entrepreneur, with some saying it was an 'affront' to the 'principal sanctuary' of Islam, according to Al Arabiya.