Hilton commented on the controversy in a statement provided to Insider.
“My TikTok followers have been increasing and at a much faster rate than before. Drama is my business and it’s been good for business,” he said, adding that he wanted to “thank” those who signed and shared the petition.
“I invite everyone to look at my videos on TikTok and leave me as much hate as they want. I genuinely love all attention – positive or negative. And a hateful comment is still a view and also helps with engagement! It’s crazy to think I’ve been doing what I do for 16 years now,” he said. “I think I know how things work and how to play the game.”
In his statement, Hilton added that he wrote about that “game” of gossip and drama in his new autobiography, which comes out in October.