09/26/2014 09:55 EDT | Updated 09/26/2014 09:59 EDT

Paris Hilton Dressed As A 'Playboy Bunny' As A Kid, Internet Is Horrified

Paris Hilton knew what she wanted to be from a young age!

On Thursday, the former "The Simple Life" star revealed that she dressed up as a "Playboy Bunny" when she was a child and posted a pic of the evidence on her Instagram page.

Paris captioned the photo: "Dressing up as #PlayboyBunny for Halloween. 🐰 #BabyParis 👶 #ThrowbackThursday."

The snap shows the young heiress wearing bunny ears, a cute white halter dress and long arm cuffs.

Naturally, the Internet was horrified over what they considered to be the sexualization of a young girl.

One Instagram user wrote: "Cute but really.... You're like 8 here... No way in hell my child would dress up as a playboy bunny at that age." Another concurred, saying "That is wrong."

They needn't had been so hasty with their comments because just a few hours later, the 33-year-old revealed it was all a joke and re-posted the pic on Instagram with the caption, "By the way, to all the people who can't take a joke. I was kidding. I wasn't really dressed as a #PlayboyBunny. I was 5 years old & had no idea what that was. I was just dressed as a bunny on Halloween."

Funnily enough, Paris actually did pose for Playboy magazine for their March 2005 issue and has even dressed up as the iconic Playboy Bunny (while hanging out with founder Hugh Hefner, natch).

Paris has come a long way:

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