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 TMZ.com.
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
“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
A Hilton spokesperson expanded on the
remarks in a statement released to RadarOnline.com.
“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.