She’s baaaaacccck! We have to admit that we sort of forgot about Paris Hilton for a while there. What with much more talented and interesting celebrity disaster areas like Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes to keep track of, the heiress just sort of slipped our mind. But (un)fortunately, Paris is yet again making headlines thanks to some homophobic comments she made that were caught on tape. RadarOnline has the audio, and it’s pretty rough.
It all went down — as so many sketchy things do — late one night in the back of a cab. Paris was apparently coming back from a New York Fashion Week party with a friend, who is an openly gay male model. To pass the time Paris’ friend was giving her lessons on the homosexual dating app Grindr, a well-known hookup tool. According to the tape, Paris’ delicate sensibilities were offended by Grindr, and she made her displeasure known. “Ewww. Eww. To get f—ed? Gay guys are the horniest people in the world,” said the star of One Night in Paris. “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.”
So yeah, there’s that. No word on why the cab driver was recording the conversation in the first place, but he told Radar that he was shocked by her statements. “I couldn’t believe what was coming out of Paris’ mouth and the way she was talking about gay men.” Most unbelievable of all is the way her publicist is trying to defend the rant in a press release this afternoon. According to her team, those weren’t homophobic comments at all; she was merely concerned for her friend’s well being.
“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 statement said. “It was not her intent to make any derogatory comments about all gays.” The whole “disgusting” bit might make that defense a little hard to swallow. But then again, it is worth bringing up the possibility that Paris was merely playing, and what was meant as a sarcastic private joke with a close friend is now being taken out of context. OK, even if that happens to be the case: It was a really stupid private joke. Welcome back, Paris. Now can you please go away again? Amanda Bynes is doing some wacky performance art in a changing room stall that seems way less hurtful.
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