Paris Hilton was caught on tape making derogatory comments about gay men, calling them disgusting and claiming that “most of them probably have AIDS.”
The audio recording, obtained by Radar Online, was secretly recorded while Paris Hilton was on a taxi ride in New York City for the recent Fashion Week.
The recording shows Paris Hilton having a conversation with a male friend, an openly gay male model, TMZ.com reported. The man is heard describing Grindr, an app that allows gay men to locate other gay men for hookups.
“Say I log into Grindr, someone that’s on Grindr can be in that building and it tells you all the locations of where they are and you can be like, ‘Yo, you wanna f**k?’ and he might be on like, the sixth floor,” the man is heard saying.
“Ewww. Eww. To get f**ked? Gay guys are the horniest people in the world,” Paris replied. “They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS.”
Paris went on to add that she would not want to be a gay man.
“I would be so scared if I were a gay guy,” Paris Hilton said. “You’ll like, die of AIDS.”
Paris Hilton’s representatives tried to walk back the comment, claiming that she was only speaking against the particular website that promotes risky encounters. They said:
“Paris Hilton’s comments were to express that it is dangerous for anyone to have unprotected sex that could lead to a life threatening disease. The conversation became heated, after a close gayfriend told her in a cab ride, a story about a gay man who has AIDS and is knowingly having unprotected sex. He also discussed a website that encourages random sex by gay men with strangers. As she was being shown the website her comments were in reference to those people promoting themselves on the site. The cab driver who recorded this, only provided a portion of the conversation. It was not her intent to make any derogatory comments about all gays. Paris Hilton is a huge supporter of the gay community and would never purposefully make any negative statements about anyone’s sexual orientation.”
Paris Hilton’s comments can be heard here.