Paris Hilton: Gay Guys Are, Like, So Disgusting

And the comments get worse from there

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 20, 2012 12:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – Steel your stomachs, Paris Hilton has again been caught on tape. This time, a cab driver caught the socialite making some pretty inflammatory remarks about gay men earlier this month—though her people are valiantly attempting to spin it as the socialite simply showing her concern about serious health risks, TMZ reports. While discussing Grindr—a website some gay men reportedly use in a quest for casual sex—with another passenger in the cab, Hilton says: " Ewwww … gay guys are the horniest people in the world ... they're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS. … I would be so scared if I was a gay guy ... you'll, like, die of AIDS."

In a statement, Hilton's rep says the celebutante was actually talking with "a close gay friend," and this friend told her "a story about a gay man who has AIDS and is knowingly having unprotected sex." That's when the conversation got intense, and Paris was simply trying to "express that it is dangerous for anyone to have unprotected sex that could lead to a life-threatening disease," the rep says. "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 arrives at a "Lady Gaga Fame" fragrance launch event at the Guggenheim Museum on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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