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Paris Hilton is under fire for some comments she made about gay men, claiming they are horny disgusting and “dude, most of them probably have AIDS.”

The comments were made September 7 in New York, TMZ reports, in a taxi cab ride when (Hilton’s team claims) the driver secretly recorded the audio below.

Paris was allegedly having a conversation with a gay friend at time time. The friend brought up Grindr, a popular social website frequented by gay men.

Hilton’s response below (audio excerpt is hard to hear):

Paris Hilton Hates Gays

“Ewwww … gay guys are the horniest people in the world. Most of them probably have AIDS … I would be so scared if I was a gay guy … you’ll like die of AIDS.”

The horniest people in the world, ladies and gentlemen. Not generalizing at all.

Hilton’s rep immediately released a statement trying to explain this, claiming:

“Paris Hilton is a huge supporter of the gay community and would never purposefully make any negative statements about anyone’s sexual orientation.”

“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, 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.”

“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.”

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