Once more working in the "accidentally leaked tape" format that is her chosen medium, oft-photographed rich person Paris Hilton has launched a new AIDS awareness campaign, intended to remind homosexuals that casual sex carries with it dangerous risks, and that gay people are gross and will probably die of AIDS. Hilton's philanthropic outreach program was launched via a surreptitious recording made by a cab driver, who taped Hilton as her friend explained to her how the "networking" app Grindr facilitated gay sexual encounters. "Ewww. Eww. To get fucked? Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting," Hilton, who parlayed the fame of starring in a sex tape into a career in which we pay attention to her, said in response to the very idea. Turning to more global concerns, Hilton then lamented, "Dude, most of them probably have AIDS. I would be so scared if I was a gay guy. You'll, like, die of AIDS."
Were it not for the cab driver, the private, casual exchange between Hilton and her friend likely would have stayed private, unfortunately never getting the chance to alert gay men to their impending death from AIDS. But as explained in a lengthy follow-up statement released by her publicist that puts them in the context in which they were obviously intended, Hilton's words were an important, timely message to her many "gayfriends" about the risks of their being so horny and disgusting, and thus we can be glad that they were heard:
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 gayfriend told her in a cab ride, 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.
As part of this continued, huge support for the gay community and her concern regarding their lifestyle, it is hoped that Paris Hilton will soon take part in a new campaign for amfAR addressing the dangers of casual sex. A mock-up is below.