It feels like it’s been a while since Paris Hilton made any attention-grabbing headlines. Or any headlines, really. But not to fear, because she’s back on the radar (for now) and being just as controversial as ever. This time, her antics involve calling gay men “disgusting,” among other things. Click here to read the quote and let us know what you think!
Paris was riding in a cab with a friend, who was telling her about the gay hook-up site Grindr. Her response, which the cabbie recorded, was quite…intense:
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.
You can hear the full audio over at Radar. And while Paris’ statements were ridiculous, her rep’s response to the incident is almost laughably dumb:
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 gayfriend 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.
Phew! That’s one serious attempt at damage control. Though, as Paris Hilton’s rep, you have to kind of feel sorry for him. But more importantly: can someone explain to me what a “gayfriend” is? [via Gawker]
What do you think of Hilton’s comments?