Paris Hilton has issued an apology for the comments she made about gay men, saying, "Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know."
Does that include the "disgusting" ones?
Hilton's apology is in response to a secretly recorded piece of audio released earlier this week, in which the heiress says things like "Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. Most of them probably have AIDS," and adding that they are "disgusting."
Hilton's apology was posted on GLAAD's website. It went on to say "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."
Paris Hilton has fans?
"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."
That last part, at least, is probably true.
She continued, "Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know. 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."