In the wake of Paris Hilton’s appalling anti-gay tirade, the Logo channel has pulled a documentary on the heiress from its schedule. According to the New York Post, the network, which caters to gay and lesbian interests, made the decision on Sunday. According to the site, the lineup change was made as a result of Hilton’s comments.
The 2007 film “Paris Hilton Inc.” focuses on celebrity-obsessed culture. It explores the public fascination with Hilton (the doc is clearly dated) and features interviews with pop culture figures such as Perez Hilton. The film is currently available online at Snag Films.
On Sept. 7, a cab driver recorded the heiress claiming that the majority of the homosexual population has been afflicted with the AIDS virus. The cabbie turned his recoding over to Radar online, which posted audio of Hilton’s rant.
“Gay guys are the horniest people in the world,” she said. “They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS.
"I would be so scared if I were a gay guy," Hilton continued. "You'll, like, die of AIDS."
Following the release of the recording, Hilton’s rep was in full damage-control mode.
“Paris Hilon's comments were to express that it is dangerous for anyone to have unprotected sex that could lead to a life-threatening disease,” claimed her rep in a statement to Us Weekly. “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.”
According to the site, the website in question was Grindr, an app commonly used by gay men seeking casual encounters.
In addition to the statement, Hilton issued an apology that was posted on Glaad’s official website.
“As anyone close to me knows, I always have been and always will be a huge supporter of the gay community,” she said. “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.”
Though Hilton’s mea culpa is clearly an attempt at minimizing the damage to her already tarnished reputation, she had been previously known as a gay-rights supporter.
In August 2010, Hilton tweeted her support for the overturning of California’s Proposition 8, the proposed law that would eliminate the right for same-sex couples to legally marry.
"What a huge historical day for equal rights in this country! They finally overturned Prop 8! There shouldn't be a law on true love. :)," she posted
Hilton’s relevance has been steadily declining for the last few years -- with younger train wrecks such as Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes taking her place in the public eye. Prior to the recording hitting the Web, Hilton's name hadn’t been in the news since early August when she was photographed with a “mystery man” by TMZ.