Paris Hilton has made a career out of being a dumb blonde, but her recent comments regarding gay men might have just crossed the line.

Radar Online reports that a taxi driver recorded the 31-year-old socialite during a taxi drive in New York City.

During the recorded conversation, the hotel heiress talks to a friend about Grindr, the popular hook up app for gay men, and that’s when she says, "Gay guys are the horniest people in the world...they're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS."

And she goes on:

"I would be so scared if I was a gay guy...you'll, like, die of AIDS," Hilton said.

(Listen to the full audio on RadarOnline here)

A publicist for Hilton has released this statement regarding the recording:

"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 rep is quoted as saying. "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 publicist argued the recording was misleading as only a part of the conversation had been captured.

"Paris Hilton is a huge supporter of the gay community and would never purposefully make any negative statements about anyone’s sexual orientation.”

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