Audio surfaced on Thursday of socialite Paris Hilton making homophobic comments about "disgusting" gay men, who she said "probably have AIDS."
RadarOnline obtained audio secretly recorded by a cab driver in New York earlier this month of one of Hilton's openly-gay model friends telling her about the gay hookup app Grindr.
"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 fuck?' and he might be on like, the sixth floor," the friend explains.
"Ewww. Eww. To get fucked?" Hilton replies. "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," she adds. "You'll like, die of AIDS."
A spokesperson for Hilton told RadarOnline that her comments were meant to be a warning about having unprotected sex.
"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 spokesperson insisted. "The conversation became heated, after a close gayfriend [sic] 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."
Gawker's Rich Juzwiak observed that the spokesperson's explanation was "even stupider shit" than Hilton had said in the first place.
"Got that? She wasn't making a derogatory statement about gays, just the disgusting ones with AIDS, and we can all agree that they deserve it, right?" Juzwiak wrote. "Also AIDS makes you horny, as only a huge supporter of the gay community could tell you. Furthermore, she can't be homophobic because she has a 'close gayfriend.' Glad that's cleared up."
Listen to this audio from RadarOnline, broadcast Sept. 20, 2012.