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Paris Hilton has been out of the news lately, but now the socialite is back in a big way after making harsh comments about gay men.

Earlier this month a cab driver secretly recorded a conversation Hilton was having with a friend, who is gay, and the audiotape has been obtained by Radar Online.

“Eww … gay guys are the horniest people in the world. Most of them probably have AIDS ... I would be so scared if I was a gay guy ... you'll like die of AIDS,” she can be heard saying, after her friend mentioned Grindr, a site gay men can use to find partners with the help of GPS.

“Say I log into Grindr, someone that's on Grindr can be in that building and it tells you all the locations of where they are and you can be like, ‘Yo, you wanna [expletive]' and he might be on like, the sixth floor,” the friend explained to Hilton.

Hilton's rep released a statement after the tape was released, saying:

"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.”

Meanwhile, the cab driver told Radar Online: “I couldn't believe what was coming out of Paris' mouth and the way she was talking about gay men.”