Paris Hilton is in hot water following the release of an audio tape depicting the heiress allegedly making derogatory remarks about gay men.
According to TMZ, a New York City cab driver secretly recorded Hilton speaking with a gay pal about Grindr, a social media site generally used by gay men to find sexual partners, during a September 7 ride.
“Ewwww… gay guys are the horniest people in the world,” Hilton reportedly said. “Most of them probably have AIDS…I would be so scared if I was a gay guy… you’ll like die of AIDS.”
Hilton’s camp has fired back, claiming that the former reality star’s statement was taken out of context.
Her rep released a statement:
“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 gay friend 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.”
This isn’t the first time Hilton’s mouth has gotten her into trouble.
In his 2011 book “Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead,” journalist Neil Strauss revealed that Hilton once made racist remarks during an interview with him.
She allegedly said, “I can’t stand black guys. I would never touch one.”
Hilton’s rep denied these claims as well.
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