Paris Hilton is back in the spotlight, but not for the right reasons. The Hollywood heiress was caught on tape making derogatory comments about gay men.
RadarOnline breaks the news that, in the early hours of September 7, A New York City cab driver recorded Paris talking with her friend, an openly gay male model, talking about Grindr — a social-networking app which shows gay men in the user’s proximity.
Radar has the audio available for everyone to hear.
In the recording, Paris’s friend talks about how gay men can use Grindr to find local hook-ups.
“Eww. Eww. To get f—ed?” Paris responds, adding, “Gay guys are the horniest people in the world.”
Then her comments get even more incendiary.
"They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS." And then: “I would be so scared if I were a gay guy... you'll, like, die of AIDS.”
Disgusting? AIDs-ridden? Regardless of the fact that she has a gay friend, Paris’s comments reflect a derogatory, hurtful, and blatantly untrue perspective.
Even the cabbie was surprised. “I couldn't believe what was coming out of Paris's mouth and the way she was talking about gay men,” he tells Radar.
Paris’s camp is desperately trying to defuse the situation. “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,” her spokesperson said.
“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.”
If this is true, Paris seriously needs to learn how to be specific in her comments, or else risk the gay community — of which she’s apparently “a huge supporter” — not being a huge supporter of her, after all.
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