Paris Hilton Comments On Gay Men And AIDS Actually Are Shocking

ParisHiltonThe word "shocking" is often inserted into headlines to grab reader attention, to sensationalize video, audio or text that may not in the end be that shocking. 

Not so with Radar Online's headline on Paris Hilton's odious remarks about gay men who meet on Grindr: "SHOCKING AUDIO: Paris Hilton Blasts Gays Who Have Sex With Strangers: ‘Most Of Them Probably Have AIDS'".

According to the site, a New York City cab driver recently sent them secretly recorded audio of a conversation Paris and a gay male friend had about Grindr.

Explaining the hook-up app to the heiress, the friend remarks, "Say I log into Grindr, someone that's on Grindr can be in that building and it tells you all the locations of where they are and you can be like, 'Yo, you wanna f**k?' and he might be on like, the sixth floor."

Paris' response: "Ewww. Eww. To get f**ked? Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS." She later says she would be "afraid" to be gay because "You'll, like, die of AIDS."

Hilton's PR team, dealing with the biggest gaffe they've had to face in a long time because their client has for the most part dropped out of public interest, claims the 31-year old was only talking about HIV-positive men who go in search of unprotected sex.

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 … 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.

Sigh.

Comments

  1. Sam A says

    P.S. the only redeeming thing or quality you’ve done or had is, let’s face it, nothing. The only thing you’ve ever done is have more money than Jesus- because of your daddy. You’re about as classy and interesting as a dirty diaper.

  2. HadenoughBS says

    Paris Hilton – a has-been nobody-anyway pseudo-celebrity – needs to STFU and stay a has-been nobody-anyway pseudo-celebrity. It’s apparent her intellect will not win her an honorary membership in Mensa.

  3. ratbastard says

    Yes, she and the rest of her extended family are pigs.

    The truth of this story is probably a grey area where her comments are in fact being taken out of context. That said, people like her are incapable of having empathy for others down on their luck or dealing with everyday issues, because she has led a completely privileged life, never having to worry about paying vital bill, paying for school, housing, food, healthcare.

    Would it surprise me if she privately harbored anti-gay feelings and held gay men in contempt? Not at all.

  4. MikeSJ says

    Things in this story that I care about more than what Paris Hilton says or thinks:

    1) That anyone cares what Paris Hilton says or thinks.

    2) That a cab driver is recording his passengers’ conversations.

  5. MikeSJ says

    Things in this story that I care about more than what Paris Hilton says or thinks:

    1) That anyone cares what Paris Hilton says or thinks.

    2) That a cab driver is recording his passengers’ conversations.

  6. Iban4yesu says

    Yep, once again, mORE of disdain and contempt for those stupid, shallow and vainglorious fagg$%s in West Hollywood, who elected this excremental excuse for humanity as a Grand Marshall for the pride parade!
    And commend the activists who tried to drag this bi$%h out of the garish and vulgar float during that march of fools!

    Gosh, I friggin’ hate L.A.!!!

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/8170479/ns/today-entertainment/t/hiltons-be-marshals-gay-pride-parade/

  7. Homo Genius says

    ummm…. it is kind of sleezy to just hook up with anonymous strangers. Whether its grindr or hanging out in rest stop bathrooms or cruising parks its all the same. Straight guys are horney too but they dont go around having random sex in bushes with people they dont know. And AIDS spread because of bathhouses and the “how many tricks can you do a night” mentality of boomer gays.

    Not sure what’s so “shocking” about her comments.

  8. Zaza says

    Surprising that she’s being so judgemental about sex and std’s when her promiscuous past/(probably present but no one cares anymore) is public knowledge as is her having genital herpes. A little understanding Paris!?

    Just add this to her being a confirmed racist who throws the N word about.Anyone who thought this woman is ‘cute’ should be ashamed. Behind the rich dumb blonde act, is a calculated old school bigot.

  9. Derrick from Philly says

    “Straight guys are horney too but they dont go around having random sex in bushes with people they dont know.

    Not when there’s a dark school yard available.

  10. Akula says

    Homo Genius, what planet are on? Have your ever been to spring break, mardi gras, or any college campus? Str8 boys will screw anything with a hole and anywere. I’ve seen them in alleys, on the beach, in stair wells and hell one time in front of Banana Republic in downtown Seattle. So spare us the “straight people don’t do that, sh*t”

  11. Anders says

    Not artfully put, sure. But who can honestly deny that anonymous sex is a plague on our community? As has been aptly pointed out above, people are just begging for a lot more than HIV. Newsflash: there are a host of STDs, many of which you can get from oral or protected anal.

    Let’s all dig our heads out from under the sand and be honest about the public health crisis we are perpetuating by our seeming inability to resist the next hook-up. It’s reality check time. Too bad the messenger in this instance happened to be that particular heiress.

  12. Ugh! Really? says

    AKULA….HOMO GENIUS is right! I’ve seen slutty heteros before, but they are so much more likely to wrap it up before they smack it up. Not saying all of them do, but I’m so sure more of them do then our community.

  13. AJ says

    I don’t disagree with what she said and I understand the context it might have in a conversation with a friend. And why was a cab driver taping the conversation?

    I don’t think that gay men are the only ones who do it. I know tons of straight people who go on nasty phone lines and craigslist and hit it with random strangers. But, yes, anonymous sex in bushes and bathroom is gross and dangerous no matter WHO does it.

  14. Ugh! Really? says

    AKULA….HOMO GENIUS is right! I’ve seen slutty heteros before, but they are so much more likely to wrap it up before they smack it up. Not saying all of them do, but I’m so sure more of them do then our community.

  15. Wilberforce1 says

    It’s tragic that a shallow rube like Paris Hilton has to deliver the news to this community. It’s been obvious for thirty five years that ghetto culture has allowed hiv to spread nonstop. If only they would grow up. But after all this time, and the tons of excuses they’ve ginned up, it ain’t likely.

  16. JOHANNES says

    Homo “genius” and ugh really: If you bright bulbs (along with Paris Hilton) think that the only people who use Grindr or have sex in bushes at parks and at adult bookstores and bathhouses are homosexual, as opposed to straight guys looking for relief because they can’t get any at home, you are living in an alternate reality. Wake up.

  17. Sage says

    Well, if it’s true that, “…the 31-year old was only talking about HIV-positive men who go in search of unprotected sex…” then you can’t really argue or disagree.

  18. says

    I’m not shocked by these comments because she’s said mildly homophobic things before. The comment section of Radar Online (the linked site) is quite shocking though.

    I’m glad this was posted because like it or not, a lot of people in the world care what Paris Hilton says. Belonsky is doing his job. If you don’t want to read about Paris Hilton, scroll past it.

  19. SFshawn says

    “Straight guys are horny too but they don’t go around having random sex with people they don’t know”
    Because these ‘straight men’ are
    A) So sexually repressed they are raping their own children or relatives to get their rocks off.
    B)Joining the priesthood,the Boy Scouts of Amerikkka or are entrusted ‘family men’ coaching jocks out of their jockstraps.
    C)Paying for their girlie shows,sex-lines,etc with their corporate accounts and passing the cost of their sexual escapades onto the taxpayer.

    Paris is a classic rich bit*h hypocrite.

  20. MichaelJ says

    I don’t know why anyone pays attention to her. She’s stupid, talentless and charmless.
    As far as I’m concerned, her name is only relevant in the context of discussing the now expiring Bush-era tax cuts that Romney wants to deepen and make permanent. I call them the Paris Hilton tax cuts, because it is people like her who receive the vast majority of the tax benefits.

  21. Francis says

    The problem is, people, that there is no condemnation when straight people hook up. There is no “ewwwww, they’re whores.” Paris is guilty of it, and so are many straights AND gays. Paris is a former-whore, yet was almost beloved because of it when she was really big. Look at Hugh Hefner. This is about homosexuality and the fact there is still a gay=dirty mentality in the eyes of a large portion of people. Which is really born from the HIV crisis. It was 30+ years ago but we’re still feeling the affects of being denigrated and blamed for HIV as a community. And that’s the truth.

  22. Rick says

    Gay men yet again “shocked” by finding out what straight women really think about them (and yes, it is pretty much all of them, not just her).

    I don’t know what is sadder–that some gay men continue to delude themselves into the belief that straight women are their allies and have common cause with them…….or the fact that the vast majority of gay men are so incapable of loving a man–or relating to a man in any way emotionally– that extreme promiscuity continues to be the norm.

    The two phenomena are closely related, of course. Their adoration of straight women springs from the same source as their inability to love or even like men or an individual man.

    Sad, sad, sad, all the way around.

    And only a total overhaul of the culture will change things, as I have pointed out before.

  23. patrick says

    Face it guys – most of us really will not admit to what we are – gay men in general are pigs. And yes, many, many of you are on those sites soliciting sex and having unprotected sex with anyone who goes for it.
    I have been on those sites and talked with plenty of guys ready to have unsafe sex at any time. And it’s behind their partner’s or wife’s back, or they are in the ever popular “open relationship” (read pigs). Get over yourselves, grow a set, and own up to who you are.

  24. betmatthewnyc says

    honestly, relative to all the other issues facing our extended community, I don’t care what paris said in a cab, possibly out of context.

    ignorant/uninformed folks say stupid/disparaging/insensitive things all the time. grindr can be/is problematic for a whole host of reasons. but it is what it is. nobody is holding a gun to anyone’s head; we all make choices, some conscious, some not.

    I do care about re-electing barack, advancing equal rights and protections for all LGBT individuals (http://thefour2012.com), creating opportunity — economic, educational, cultural, etc. — for all… like that.

  25. says

    “This is about homosexuality and the fact there is still a gay=dirty mentality in the eyes of a large portion of people.”

    How else would you describe, honestly, a sexual culture focused on an organ that expels feces? How can we ask the world for respect when we don’t even respect our own bodies?

  26. Swine says

    Since she’s saying this crap to a gay friend, this is probably just her stupid sense of humor.

    Her PR team would’ve been better off to just say she was making some private comments to a friend & joking in an inappropriate way & apologize for it. End of story.

    But she clearly wants any kind of publicity. She prob hopes the bad publicity will prolong the attention on her — altho maybe for a sec. She really is pathetic.

  27. s. says

    Does anyone really listen to a woman using less than a pin-head portion of her brain? Really, just let her remarks stream into the sewer with the rest of the sewage.

  28. Derrick from Philly says

    “How else would you describe, honestly, a sexual culture focused on an organ that expels feces?”

    Somebody’s got a peculiar penis. Well, where do you ejaculate? That muscle at the end of the intestines called the anus? What species are you?

  29. Mark F. says

    I do agree with what Paris Hilton said…to a point. It is disgusting that men who knowingly have AIDS or an STD are having sex with other men and all without protection. That just perpetuates the stereotype that all gay men are horndogs trying to get laid all the time. Although she really isn’t one to talk. She’s a straight horndog and probably has HIV or STDS herself!!

  30. Hasbeen Ho says

    And to think some stupid ass gays actually used to like this cvnt 7-8 years ago. It was always obvious she was anti-gay when that video was released of her calling someone a f&ggot.

  31. anony6 says

    Wait Wait Wait…Paris Hilton was elected grand marshall of the pride parade in west hollywood? WTF!!! SMDH. Their are too many activist and GLBT leaders, and models who NEED to be brought to the public’s attention. To waste the grand marshall position of Paris is reprehensible. Anyways….

    What’s up with her “gay friend”? I hate when members of a said community disparage aspects of their community to “outsiders” to try make themselves look/feel superior and distinguished, even moral.

    People use grindr, have anonymous sex, so f’ing what. So sick of the phony moral -and often hypocritical- moral outrage that comes from people.

  32. daws says

    Well, I agreed with the “Ewww” part. Grindr and freely hooking up is gross. I’ve known too many gay guys who are very careless when it comes to safe-sex. But obviously, we’re not all gross. I wonder about Grindr users, though.

  33. jason says

    Paris should have qualified her words by saying “promiscuous gays”, not “gays”. There is some truth to what she’s saying in relation to the high level of promiscuity, including sex with TOTAL STRANGERS, in the male-male paradigm.

    Don’t deny it. It’s sold to men under the “gay” notion. There’s a lot of money in promiscuity for those who are selling it, such as those who facilitate these stranger sex encounters. Bath houses, sex clubs and Grindr facilitate anonymous stranger sex and the promiscuity it entails.

  34. Bob says

    There’s a small kernel of truth to what she’s saying. Own it, gays. We don’t value monogamy. We skip valuing someone as a person and cut straight to stats. That should be alarming.

  35. Eric Gonzalez says

    Nothing I haven’t heard countless gay men speak about a variety of times….I could give a rats ass about Paris’ opinion, but the vicious and even misogynistic comments I see on here give me little hope for homo society and how we are perceived.

  36. Kyle Marks says

    As a 26 year old gay guy, I have to agree with Paris Hilton. I’ve noticed more and more guys who want to hook up and have unprotectected sex… especially younger ones. She was trying to convince her friend that online random hookups with strangers are disgusting and dangerous.

    She made a good point.

  37. acevedo says

    This is the skank who became “famous” for appearing in a sex tape and who has slept with just about every and any guy in L.A. or N.Y.. What is sadder is that the people who coordinate the gay pride parade in West Hollywood asked her to be the grand marshal of the parade in 2005. Typical of L.A. (and of a lot of gay guys in general) to worship beauty over brains.

  38. Pierce_mn says

    So what will her next publicity stunt be? Will she and Kirk Cameron become an item? Let’s do to these bigots what they once wanted to do to us, round them up and put them somewhere where they can’t say anything else as utterly stupid as what they’ve already said!

  39. Ron Carlos says

    Anybody who has a problem with what she said (while assuming that she was speaking only to her gay friend) needs to reread “And The Band Played On.”

    She was talking about the guys on Grindr, not gay men in general.

    The gay sex scene spread HIV like wildfire and some gays didn’t even stop having sex even when they realized they were spreading it. Let’s take some ownership and get off Hilton’s back. (I never thought I’d be saying that.)

  40. t says

    hate to say it, but how many guys on grindr do have aids (towleroad recently posted about this and status disclosure before hookups)

    let’s face the amount of barebacking going on is pretty disgusting

  41. LeScooterBug says

    “The word “shocking” is often inserted into headlines to grab reader attention, to sensationalize video, audio or text that may not in the end be that shocking.”

    You and I have different definitions of shocking, then. I can’t see why it’s shocking that a rich, pseudo-celebrity who has impulse-control issues is worth taking seriously. I would care less if this were Lindsay Blowhan.

  42. Lee says

    Never in a million years would I have thought that I’d defend something Paris Hilton said, but I think her comment is:

    A) Taken out of context.

    B) Something that many people, straight or gay (myself included) silently think about people who hook up with random strangers.

    I don’t find her connection of random anonymous (gay) sex and SDTs to be shocking or out of line. YES, the way in which she said it was crass and a gross generalization, but c’mon, it’s Paris Hilton. She’s not a scientist, politician, legislator or even a very prominent ally of the LGBT+ community (at least not to my knowledge).

    What I find truely disturbing is that taxi driver recording and selling passengers’ conversations!

  43. velocifero says

    She is just like Romney – inherited all her wealth and doesn’t work at all. Meanwhile, person’s like Ellen, Perez and Anderson Cooper still book her or interview her. (Well, those are out self-loathing “out” representatives.) Given the she doesn’t work, I’m she sure she is a sex-obsessed psycho-path. And, the “apology” stereotyping HIV positive persons in the role as the predator is so offending. For those who ask why this matters, unfortunately, a lot of our Walmart shopping citizens and their kids still find Paris Hilton relevant and a role model. Sad, but true.

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