Author Bret Easton Ellis has messaged on Twitter that he “kind of agree[s]” with Paris Hilton on Grindr gay men.

Hilton has apologized for calling gay men on Grindr “disgusting” and likely to have AIDS in a secretly recorded conversation with a gay male friend.

“Gays are the horniest people in the world,” Hilton said. “They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS. I would be so scared if I were a gay guy. You'll like die of AIDS.”

Hilton apologized the following day after the recording was made public, saying she wished she “could take back every word.”

“Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know,” she added.

The 48-year-old Ellis, who burst on the literary scene at age 21 with the controversial 1985 bestseller Less Than Zero, on Saturday tweeted to his more than 342,000 followers: “I kind of agree with Paris Hilton. As someone who has used Grindr? Paris Hilton isn't that far off.”