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Grovelling Paris so sorry for saying most gay men have Aids

HEIRESS Paris Hilton has issued a grovelling apology for controversial comments she made about the gay community while taking a taxi in New York.

Paris (31) took to Twitter and said: "I am so sorry" in the early hours of this morning.

She then urged people to visit to the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) website, where her apology is printed in full.



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The US socialite and reality TV star had been vilified for remarks made during a cab ride in New York with a gay friend.

Hilton was recorded talking with a male friend about gay men, HIV and gay social networking website Grindr.

Hilton is alleged to have said: "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."

She now says she is sorry and upset for the trouble this has caused and said that HIV/Aids can hurt anyone and should "not have been thrown around in a conversation".

"As anyone close to me knows, I always have been and always will be a huge supporter of the gay community," she said.

"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.

"I was having this private conversation with a friend of mine who is gay and our conversation was in no way towards the entire gay community. It is the last thing that I would ever want to do and I cannot put into words how much I wish I could take back every word.

"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. It is so wrong when people bully or put down others for being gay.

"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."

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