Paris Hilton managed to upset Italy’s gay community last night when she refused to hold up an anti-homophobia sign.

The socialite appeared at Join the Gap, which was organised by gay rights group Arcigay at the Borgo del Tempo Perso club in Milan.

While on stage with a drag queen host, she was told about the recent spate of homophobic attacks in the country.

Hilton replied: “That is not hot and it’s mean and wrong and I love and support you guys and I hope people stop people mean.”

However, when asked to hold up a non-political sign saying Stop Homophobia, she ignored the host and called for the music to begin.

When the host explained to the crowd in Italian she was refusing to hold the sign, she was booed off stage.

Hilton later changed her mind and briefly posed with the sign, posting a message on Twitter about how much she “loves the gays” and a photo of the sign.

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