Paris Hilton has called gay men on Grindr “disgusting” and likely to have AIDS.

Hilton reportedly made the comments while speaking to a male gay friend in a New York City cab during Fashion Week earlier this month.

The audio was released to celebrity gossip website

Hilton is heard making the remarks while discussing Grindr, a popular smartphone app used by gay men to find each other for social interaction or sex.

“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,” the male friend is heard saying.

“Ewww. To get fucked? Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS,” Hilton responded. “I would be so scared if I were a gay guy. You'll like die of AIDS.”

The conversation was recorded by the cab driver.

A Hilton spokesperson expanded on the remarks in a statement released to

“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,” the spokesperson said.