'I am so sorry': Paris Hilton apologises for controversial AIDS comments and says gay people are 'the strongest people I know'

By Daily Mail Reporter

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'I'm so sorry': Paris Hilton has apologised for causing offence with her comments about gay men

'I'm so sorry': Paris Hilton has apologised for causing offence with her comments about gay men

Paris Hilton has apologised after she was caught on tape slamming gay men who have sex with strangers.

The socialite insists comments she made about homosexuals were 'in no way towards the entire gay community'.

The 31-year-old had been taped saying to a friend 'most homosexual men probably have AIDS'.

Paris had been partying with a gay male model friend in New York City in the early hours of September 7 when she let rip with her questionable comments in a taxi they were sharing.

Her remarks came after her pal told her about a cell phone application called Grindr, where gay men can find other local gay, bi and curious guys for dating with the help of GPS.

She declared: '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 were a gay guy. You'll like, die of AIDS.'

Paris provoked a storm of controversy over the comments, which was recorded by the driver of the taxi and obtained by Radar Online - but she's now reached out to her fans and gay following to apologise for the provocative comments.

Apology: Paris posted the statement on the GLAAD website, linking to it from her Twitter page

Apology: Paris posted the statement on the GLAAD website, linking to it from her Twitter page

In a statement, she says: 'As anyone close to me knows, I always have been and always will be a huge supporter of the gay community. I am so sorry and so upset that I caused pain to my gay friends, fans and their families with the comments heard this morning.

'I was having this private conversation with a friend of mine who is gay and our conversation was in no way towards the entire gay community.

'It is the last thing that I would ever want to do and I cannot put into words how much I wish I could take back every word.

Longtime support: Paris and her mother Kathy attended the West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade in 2005

Longtime support: Paris and her mother Kathy attended the West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade in 2005

'HIV/AIDS can hurt anyone, gay and straight, men and women. It's something I take very seriously and should not have been thrown around in conversation.

'Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know. It is so wrong when people bully or put down others for being gay. No one should have to go through that.

'Again, I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart and I feel absolutely horrible. I hope that everyone can accept my apology and know that it is not who I am or how I feel in any way. Thank you for taking a minute to read this, I love you.'

'I'm so sorry': Paris Hilton has apologised for causing offence with her comments about gay men

'I'm so sorry': Paris Hilton has apologised for causing offence with her comments about gay men

Forget your troubles: Paris was seen arriving at Hollywood hotspot Villa Lounge with model River Viiperi, 21, this week
Forget your troubles: Paris was seen arriving at Hollywood hotspot Villa Lounge with model River Viiperi, 21, this week

Forget your troubles: Paris was seen arriving at Hollywood hotspot Villa Lounge with model River Viiperi, 21, this week

Openly gay singer Boy George took to his Twitter page after hearing about Paris' comments and raged: 'Another star tramples on flowers! SHAME!'

Paris' representative attempted to clear up her remarks in the wake of the furore, claiming the star was merely pointing about the dangers of unprotected sex.

The rep said: '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.

'Paris Hilton is a huge supporter of the gay community and would never purposefully make any negative statements about anyone’s sexual orientation.'

Cover girl: The socialite appeared on the front cover of top gay magazine Out in 2006

Cover girl: The socialite appeared on the front cover of top gay magazine Out in 2006



 

 

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when God was handing out brains she thought trains

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What's been said, can't be un-said. Dimwit!

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Nothing that drips out of this hideous woman's mouth surprises me anymore. End of story.

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paris who?..............

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haha,idiot.

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She is wrong about gay people being stronger, my cousin's friend is gay and I always win when we have a wrestle.

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Oh for heaven's sake. The woman was recorded in a private conversation with a friend, and then taken out of context for maximum shock value and profit to the snoop concerned. Her being rich doesn't make that right. She's trying to apologise and explain what happened - but no, because it's Paris Hilton people are determined to think the worst of her.

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A chav with millions to spend. Is there anything worse?

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Check out Paris Hilton South Park episode- its like watching a documentary!!

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Oh Paris honey, your poor brain is working so hard to keep that droopy eye open, it has limited the blood supply to the tiny part in there that actually thinks. Get it seen to, or wear some sunglasses!

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