'Most gay men probably have AIDS': Paris Hilton under fire for 'homophobic rant'
15:29 GMT, 20 September 2012
Paris Hilton has come under fire after being caught on tape seemingly slamming gay men who have sex with strangers.
In shocking audio obtained by website Radaronline, the 31-year-old heiress is heard saying that 'most homosexual men probably have AIDS.'
The statements, which have been deemed as 'homophobic and derogatory', were recorded whilst the former reality star was travelling in a taxi on September 7 in New York City during fashion week.
Under fire: Heiress Paris Hilton has come under fire after being caught on tape slamming gay men who have sex with strangers
The blonde star had been partying with an openly gay male model friend in the early hours of Friday morning, and the pair were sharing a taxi.
Paris's rant came as her friend began telling 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.
'Say I log into Grindr, someone that's on Grindr can be in that building and it tells you all the locations of where they are and you can be like, “Yo, you wanna f***' and he might be on like, the sixth floor,' the friend explained to the reality star.
Innocent: Since the tape has emerged, the
socialite's representatives have issued a statement claiming Paris was
merely pointing about the dangers of unprotected sex
A shocked Paris is then heard saying:
'Ewww. Eww. To get f***ed 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.'
The conversation was recorded by the driver of the taxi, who has told Radaronline that he was shocked over Paris's remarks.
App: Paris's rant came as her friend began telling 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
'I couldn't believe what was coming out of Paris' mouth and the way she was talking about gay men,' he told the website.
the tape has emerged, the socialite's representatives have issued a
statement claiming Paris was merely pointing about the dangers of
'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,' her spokesperson told Radaronline.
'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.
Controversy: The statements which have been deemed as
'homophobic and derogatory' were recorded whilst the former reality
star was travelling in a taxi on September 7 in New York City during
'He also discussed a website that encourages random sex by gay men with strangers.'
say that Paris's comments were directed at individuals who appear on
the website Grindr and that the full excerpt of the tape has not been
'As she was
being shown the website her comments were in reference to those people
promoting themselves on the site,' then continued.
Party girl: Last night Paris was seen arriving at Hollywood hotspot Villa Lounge with 21-year-old model River Viiperi
Playful: The pair appeared very flirty as they later left the nightspot together
'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.
Hilton is a huge supporter of the gay community and would never
purposefully make any negative statements about anyone’s sexual
Waving to the crowd: Paris and her mother Kathy attended the West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade in 2005
Cover girl: The socialite also appeared on the front cover of top gay magazine Out in 2006