Welp. When Paris Hilton isn’t stuffing her Kardashian Voodoo Doll with pins, it looks like she still likes to dabble in things like fashion and bigotry. You see, roughly a week ago, Paris was in New York City for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. At one point, she found herself in a cab (THE HORROR) with a friend, and the two started discussing the site Grindr, which, as some of you may know, is a website for gays to find a friendly fuck. Paris, evidently, had never heard of the site (really?), and was like, WAY TOTALLY GROSSED OUT, you guys.
And, much to Paris’ dismay, the cab driver was paying attention to the discussion (because it was HORRIFIC) and started recording her dumb ass. Observe:
Ewww. Eww. To get fucked? 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.
Oh, sweet baby Jesus. To make matters worse, as Gawker pointed out, Paris’ rep responded to the revelation with the following ridiculous statement that defended (and clarified?) her remarks:
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.
How do these people find each other?! Also: PR people, you have NO PERMISSION to make the word “gayfriend” a thing, especially if it’s to defend the likes of Paris Hilton. OMFG.
So after the Internet stewed on all this a bit, Paris finally owned up to her own hideous nature and apologized as such:
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.
WELL THANK GOD FOR HER LOVE, then.
I’d much rather hear a response from one of her many “gayfriends.”