Socialite Paris Hilton issued an apology on Thursday for insulting gay men during a private conversation. Radar posted audio of the controversial comments caught on tape by a cab driver during New York Fashion Week.

Paris Hilton's Apology: Gay People Are the Strongest People I Know
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While Paris and a gay male friend discussed an app called Grindr, used by gay men to find other gay men near them, she said, “Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS."
 
Hilton released the following apology to GLAAD, “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.”
 
She added, “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… 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.”

To read the entire statement, visit GLAAD.org.

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