Does anyone care about Paris Hilton anymore? Well, if you’d asked me that question yesterday, I would have said “sure! Drag queens and a certain kitsch-appreciating type of fashion gay think she is FIERCE.” But that might be over with, thanks to some rather ignorant comments of hers that were secretly recorded in a taxi cab.
According to TMZ, she was riding in a cab with a gay friend when the driver sensed a golden opportunity to use Paris Hilton’s selective poor people blindness to record her conversation undetected. The gay friend brought up Grindr, at which point Paris was like, “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.”
How could the gays not love her when she has such empathetic and educated opinions?
Perhaps sensing what’s at stake here, her reps released the following statement:
“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.”
And a thousand drag queens who only liked her because she’s a trashy, blonde, hot mess threw their Paris wigs in the garbage and shouted “too late, bitch.”