Paris Hilton: 'Wish I Could Take Back Every Word' About Gay People Being 'Disgusting' with 'AIDS'
Paris Hilton is back all over news headlines and is pursuing damage control after she slipped up - BADLY.
Hilton was recorded speaking about gay people while she was riding in a cab with "an openly gay male model" during New York Fashion Week on Friday, and it appeared on the Internet.
"Ewww! Gay guys are the horniest people in the world," Hilton said. "They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS. ... I would be so scared if I were a gay guy. You'll like, die of AIDS."
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According to TMZ, on Thursday, Hilton apologized for saying gay men were "disgusting" and "probably had AIDS."
"As anyone close to me knows, I always have been and always will be a huge supporter of the gay community. I am so sorry and so upset that I caused pain to my gay friends, fans and their families," Hilton said in part of a lengthy apology she released to the the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD.) "I was having this private conversation with a friend of mine who is gay and our conversation was in no way towards the entire gay community. It is the last thing that I would ever want to do and I cannot put into words how much I wish I could take back every word.
"HIV/AIDS can hurt anyone, gay and straight, men and women. It's something I take very seriously and should not have been thrown around in conversation.
"Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know. It is so wrong when people bully or put down others for being gay. No one should have to go through that. Again, I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart and I feel absolutely horrible. I hope that everyone can accept my apology and know that it is not who I am or how I feel in any way.
Thank you for taking a minute to read this, I love you."
Shortly after the recording was released, Hilton's publicist said her comments were expressions of concern about the dangers of unprotected sex, not homophobic slurs, according to CNN.
In a statement sent to CNN, Thursday, the publicist confirmed the recording was authentic, but 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," the statement said.