Posted on Fri Sep 21, 2012 07:50 AM PDT
Paris Hilton wants the world to know that the audio clip captured in a NYC taxi cab was taken out of context. The audio was edited to appear that she hates gay people.
The blonde heiress was secretly recorded in a cab after hitting up New York Fashion week with friends.
Following the release of the audio, Paris issued the following statement to 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."
In a separate statement, Paris adds:
- "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."
At the time of the recording, Paris' gay friend was showing her the iPhone app Grindr, which advertises itself as the "most popular all-male location-based social network out there," offering "quick, convenient, and discreet" connections.
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