By Jake Perlman
Updated December 06, 2013 at 09:23 PM EST

In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death Thursday, many celebrities took to social media, including Oprah Winfrey and Morgan Freeman, to express their condolences for the late South African president. And shortly after the news broke, blogs re-posted a tweet allegedly sent out by socialite Paris Hilton confusing Mandela with Martin Luther King Jr.

Here’s a look at the tweet:

Credit: Lewis Jacobs/NBC

Now, Hilton says it was all a hoax. She took to her actual Twitter account to respond:

The tweet was originally sent out by the account @DeletedTweets, which has in the past posted fake, photoshopped tweets pretending to be Beyoncé and Tom Daly just this week alone.