Reality TV star and socialite Paris Hilton has been caught slating gay men as “disgusting” and saying that “most of them probably have AIDS”.
According to RadarOnline.com, the comments were recorded by a New York City taxi driver while the heiress was in the back seat with a male model friend.
The model, who is apparently gay, was describing the controversial gay sex-date app Grindr to Hilton.
He is heard explaining: “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 fuck?’ and he might be on like, the sixth floor…”
Hilton (31) responds by saying: “Ewww. Eww. To get fucked? Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS.”
She later comments: “I would be so scared if I were a gay guy. You’ll like, die of AIDS.”
A spokesperson for Hilton told the gossip site that her comments “were to express that it is dangerous for anyone to have unprotected sex that could lead to a life threatening disease”.
The spokesperson continued: “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,” said the spokesperson.
The taxi driver commented that he was shocked by Hilton’s comments. “I couldn’t believe what was coming out of Paris’ mouth and the way she was talking about gay men,” he told RadarOnline.com.