Paris Hilton’s Remarks On Horny Gay Men, Grindr & AIDS Hold Truth

Not only has Paris Hilton been relevant since her reality television stint, her claim to stay in the spotlight continues to do more damage than good. Instead of being a rich socialite parading to fancy events I cannot afford to attend, she continues to prove over again why people threw her and her reality claim away (giving the torch to Kim Kardashian and her klan).

A sound clip floated around online from Radar Online of a conversation Hilton was having with her gay friend in the backseat of a cab. Not knowing they were being recorded by a sly cab driver, Hilton and her friend had a candid conversation about Grindr. As he tries to explain the application to her, Hilton made some comments sending the internet and blogs into a frenzy.

As he began to explain the site, Paris responded:

“Ewww. Eww. To get f**ked?”

“Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS.”

She later confesses her disdain on being gay. She said she would be afraid to be gay because, “You’ll, like, die of AIDS.”

Sigh.

Radar Online also uploaded comments from her PR representative who tries to save the heiress claiming her allegiance to gays and HIV/AIDS awareness.

“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 gay friend 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.”

Although Hilton’s comments were misguided, we are all aware of social sex meeting sites like Grindr, Black Gay Chat and Jack’d. Hooking up is as easy as uploading a photograph online showing a little skin or claiming to masculine and discrete. The amount of people on the site looking for sex or “no strings attached” engagement heavily outweighs those who are online just browsing for friends or idle chat. Even though we don’t know where her comments came from because it was only a 51-second audio clip, there needs to be a conversation in our community about sexual behaviors and health risks from hooking up on the aforementioned sites. People on the site do engage in “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” about their status. The amount of people I have come across who are HIV-positive keeps growing and growing, and growing.

At the end of the day, I wouldn’t look to Hilton for advice on how to behave in the bedroom nor her being an advocate for anything other than her pouty lips and failed music projects. However, dismissing her comments totally would be ignorant. I applaud Hilton for being “concerned” about the spread of HIV/AIDS and the dangerous effects of social media sites. Not all homosexuals carry HIV/AIDS that includes even those online. Nevertheless, I do think this is a huge misconception in the black community that keeps the rising rates of black gay men becoming infected. This ignorance of ignoring sexual behaviors continues to put us at a much higher risk. Instead of getting mad at Paris Hilton, lets talk. Accountability starts with the person—and where we need to start as a group.

Do you agree with her comments? Does she have a point? Sound off!

  • jblxxx

    Well her first comment about Grindr is correct…

  • datswhatshesaid

    Great article. Who really takes her seriously, anyway? But if you look at the context of the conversation minus some of the off the wall comments, the chick is right on many points. We have SO MANY hookup sites online, with so many you can give stereotype them, mostly whites, mostly blacks, hood men, professional men, tired queens….that’s sad. People in our community would rather screw you then take time to get to know you. Some of us know of a friend, former friend, or acquaintance who is HIV+ and sleeps around (unprotective) then play advocate for gay issues…sit down. We all have had our share of hook ups, so I’m certainly not denying that, but save that stuff for college years because as the older you get every time you sleep with someone, your sleeping with everyone they have been with too.

    • Brent

      Agree with you! Paris isn’t yhr brightest bulb in the box but she has a point. Even though I’m sure the conversation was either really casual, joking or after a few drink.

      • J. Vryheid

        You don’t joke like that.

  • Cold Fire

    Well the bitch may have been exaggerating to high hell, but it aint like she was lying. Beneath these ugly stereotypes is an even bigger and uglier truth to many of them. People just do not like to admit its true when it is one that concerns them. But of course, nothing is ever funny when the joke is on you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9312350 Darryl TheGriot

    yea, i’m sorry. there is no truth in her comments. just plain old privilege and prejudice. the idea that gay men are “the horniest people in the world” is an old stereotype that dehumanizes gay people and delegitimizes gay relationships. it’s not just all about sex. it’s about love, affection, and mutual support.

    and the idea that most gay men have AIDS and will die from it, just isn’t true, period. the epidemic is real, but her statistics aren’t.

    • thatswhatshesaid

      I’m sorry but Darryl you and I both know Grindr is not for love, affection, and mutual support. Let’s really be real and call things what they are.

      • Cold Fire

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      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9312350 Darryl TheGriot

        i don’t use Grindr. but how can you make a blanket determination that ALL people use the site for sex. and only sex. i think the expectation here is that it’s about sex. buttttt, expectations usually depart reality. so yea. calling things what they are….people use these sites for a bunch of social activities, including (but not limited to) sex.