Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Paris Hilton in gay outrage

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton has sparked outrage after claiming gay men are "disgusting" and "probably have AIDS".

The hotel heiress apparently made the comments during a cab ride in New York City on September 7. Paris' team have accused the cab driver of secretly recording her conversation with a gay friend.

During their chat, a man is heard discussing Grindr - a popular website often used by homosexual men to find partners.

Paris is then heard saying: "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."

A spokesperson for the 31-year-old star insists she is not a homophobe, and was merely condemning unsafe sex.

"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 representative told RadarOnline.com.

"The conversation became heated, after a close gay friend 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…

"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."

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