The famed socialite recently made objectionable comments during a cab ride in New York City about gay men. The cab driver secretly recorded her comments while she was having a conversation with a gay friend. “They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS,” said the blatant Hilton.
In an attempt to cover up, Hilton’s representative released a statement saying that the driver took the comments out of context and that “it was not her intent to make any derogatory comments about all gays.” He further added, “Paris is a huge supporter of the gay community and would never purposefully make any negative statements about anyone’s sexual orientation.”
After receiving a lot of criticism for her comments, Hilton herself issued an apology stating, “I was having a private conversation with a friend of mine and it was in no way directed towards the entire gay community. It is the last thing I would ever do and I cannot put into words how much I wish I could take back every word.”
Adding to her apology, she said, “Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know.”
Published in The Express Tribune, September 23rd, 2012.
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