Socialite Paris Hilton has been caught on tape making homophobic and derogatory statements about gay men who have random sex with strangers.
During the audio, Paris is heard saying, 'Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS.'
The recording was caught by a taxi driver during New York's fashion week, who was giving Hilton and her openly gay male model friend a lift in the early hours of September 7 in Manhattan.
Her male friend is heard explaining to Paris what mobile app Grindr is, '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**k?' and he might be on like, the sixth floor.'
Hilton response is, 'Ewww. Eww. To get f**ked? Gay guys are the horniest people in the world...They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS.' Later she's heard saying, 'I would be so scared if I were a gay guy...You'll like, die of AIDS.'
The driver who recorded the conversation told American gossip site Radar Online that he 'couldn't believe what was coming out of Paris' mouth' in regards to the way she spoke about gay men.
A spokesperson for Hilton released a statement saying, '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 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. As she was being shown the website her comments were in reference to those people promoting themselves on the site. 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. Paris Hilton is a huge supporter of the gay community and would never purposefully make any negative statements about anyone’s sexual orientation.'