US reality star Paris Hilton has been caught making a series of homophobic remarks to a gay friend in the back of a taxis.

During the conversation, in which a man is heard logging on to gay dating app Grindr, Hilton says:

“Ewwww…gay guys are the horniest people in the world…they’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS…I would be so scared if I was a gay guy…you’ll like, die of AIDS.”

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

This afternoon, a spokesperson for the socialite issued a statement, 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.”

The spokesperson added: “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.”