Paris Hilton: Sincerely Sorry for Anti-Gay Rant
She was caught by a hidden taxi recorder making seemingly disparaging remarks about gay men earlier this month, and now Paris Hilton has issued an emphatic apology.
The “House of Wax” hottie sent a letter over to GLAAD last night (September 20) explaining the context of the conversation she had with a gay friend when she was caught on tape.
Hilton’s comments in the recording included zingers like, “they are disgusting,” and “gay men are the horniest people in the world… most of them probably have AIDS.”
However, Paris sang quite a different tune in her apology. She wrote, “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. It is the last thing that I would ever want to do and 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.”
“Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know. It is so wrong when people bully or put down others for being gay. No one should have to go through that.
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. Thank you for taking a minute to read this, I love you.”