Paris Hilton’s comments about gay men and AIDS have made her an unwelcome presence on the LGBT-themed cable network Logo.
Logo, owned by Viacom, is a sister channel to MTV and had planned to air the special Paris Hilton Inc. but will no longer do so, according to The New York Post.
The documentary about Hilton’s business success had been scheduled to air twice this week but instead announced that the show ‘has been removed from the schedule.’ The Post reports that network sources have confirmed that the anti-gay comments are the reason.
In audio recorded by a taxi driver on 7 September in New York, Hilton can be heard saying: ‘Gay guys are the horniest people in the world … they’re disgusting,’ she was recorded saying. ‘Dude, most of them probably have AIDS.’
According to Radar Online.com, the homophobic slurs came up as a gay friend was telling her about Grindr.
Hilton soon issued a lengthy apology reiterating that she is 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,’ she said. ‘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.’