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Paris Hilton Anti-Gay Rant: Apologizes, 'Gay People are the Strongest and Most Inspiring People I Know'

Paris Hilton released a statement to GLAAD apologizing for some homophobic remarks and ignorant AIDS comments she made on Sept. 7.

By Alyssa Goldman, EnStars on Sep 21, 2012 11:25 AM EDT
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Socialite Paris Hilton poses as she arrives at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, June 3, 2012.
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Paris Hilton released a statement to GLAAD apologizing for some homophobic remarks and ignorant AIDS comments she made on Sept. 7.

A New York City cab driver recorded 50 seconds of a conversation between Hilton and a gay male friend of hers. The pair was discussing Grindr, a mobile application for casual gay hookups. In the conversation, the 31-year-old heiress said, ""Gay guys are the horniest people in the world...They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS."

She continued, "I would be so scared if I were a gay guy. You'll like, die of AIDS."

In her apology, she stated the following: "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... 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."

Hilton continued on to say, "Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know. 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."

The unidentified cab driver who recorded part of the conversation told RadarOnline, "I couldn't believe what was coming out of Paris' mouth and the way she was talking about gay men."

On Sept. 21, she tweeted an apology along with a link to her official statement: "I want to say how sorry I am. I can't fit the whole apology about the cab recording here, so please read it @GLAAD"

To listen to the controversial recording, click here

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