In a statement seemingly written by a 12-yr-old, Paris Hilton apologized for earlier comments in which she said about gays who use the Grindr app, “They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS.” Per GLAAD:
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.
Paris’ little press release quickly went from a stock fill-in-the-blank apology to pandering. Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people she knows and she even makes a reference to bullying because that’s the hot topic right now. At what point does an apology become insulting. It’s like if I went up to Christina Aguilera to say I was sorry for calling her fat but that I know she can take a joke and is a real positive person regardless so I hope she accepts my apology. And then I offered her a doughnut