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Paris Hilton Issues Apology for Saying Gay People are Disgusting

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Paris Hilton feels really, really bad for saying that gay people are "disgusting" and probably all have AIDS, and released an apology to GLAAD this morning.

Her statement reads:

"As anyone close to me knows, I always have been and always will be a huge supporter of the gay community. 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. No one should have to go through that. Again, I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart and 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.

Thank you for taking a minute to read this, I love you.

Hilton was secretly recorded by a cab driver in New York on September 7 telling a friend that "Gay guys are the horniest people in the world...they're disgusting...Dude most of them probably have AIDS ... I would be so scared if I was a gay guy ... you'll like die of AIDS."