People are looking sideways at Paris Hilton lately because of comments about gay men that were secretly recorded in a New York taxi. The key part of the story is that she was in the car with her friend, an openly gay model.
Now, what she said was not by any means admirable, I just understand how it could have happened.
In the recording, confirmed as authentic by Paris’s own publicist, she says, “Gay guys are the horniest people in the world” and “most of them probably have AIDS.”
The most of them have AIDS thing was in reference to the gay hookup app Grindr, that she was being shown by her companion.
Let me just say that I too have made fun of gays with my gay friend. It’s not hard when he’s there laughing and making jokes right along with me, knowing that I am in no way homophobic.
Alas, if what I had said had been caught on tape, part of the community would also not be thrilled with my extremely immature, poop-related monologue.
“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.
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.”