No one ever accused Paris Hilton of thinking before she speaks, but her latest faux pas is a doozy. The heiress - in New York last week for NYFW - was recorded by a taxi driver saying some pretty homophobic things about homosexual men.
"Gay guys are the horniest people in the world," she said as a friend explain the Grindr app to her. For the uninformed, Grindr is a gay "hookup" app that connects nearby men for sex. "They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS."
"I would be so scared if I were a gay guy," Hilton said. "You'll like, die of AIDS."
We're sure the taxi driver saw dollar signs when he found out who was in his cab - and he was right. The clip, first posted on RadarOnline, is now everywhere.
Her rep tried to explain away the comments, saying that the former reality star is "a huge supporter of the gay community and would never purposefully make any negative statements about anyone's sexual orientation."
Mmhmmm. It's hardly the first time that Hilton has made some really offensive comments.
Paris Hilton Gets Racist
Author Neil Strauss revealed in his 2011 book, 'Everyone Loves You When You're Dead', that Hilton made some pretty racist comments to him back in 1999.
"We were making out, but then we went somewhere where it was bright and I saw that he was black and made an excuse and left. I can't stand black guys," she said, according to Strauss. It's believed she was talking about actor Vin Diesel. "I would never touch one. It's gross. Does that guy look black to you?
"How black does a guy have to be?" Strauss asked her.
"One percent is enough for me," she allegedly said back.
Is this true? It's he said/she said, but it's pretty awful if it's true.
The .000001 Percent
Most of us are on a budget to even afford a simple vacation. Not Paris: She has millions of dollars at her disposal, so her view of a simple vacation is just a little bit different than ours.
"Summer must have? A yacht. I'm going to St. Tropez, Monaco," she told US Weekly in 2010.
Funny, we seem to have survived without that "must have" item.
Do you think Paris Hilton is homophobic, or just says stupid things?
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