By Jeff Labrecque
Updated September 21, 2012 at 01:25 PM EDT

Paris Hilton officially apologized one day after a secret recording by a New York taxi driver went viral, capturing her saying gay men are “disgusting” and “most of them probably have AIDS.” In New York attending Fashion Week, she and a gay friend were heard discussing an iPhone app called Grindr, which allows gay men to locate convenient, impromptu romantic encounters. “It tells you all the locations of where they are and you can be like, ‘Yo, you wanna f–k?’ and he might be on like, the sixth floor,” a male voice is heard saying.

“Ewww! Gay guys are the horniest people in the world,” Hilton said. “They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS. … I would be so scared if I were a gay guy. You’ll like, die of AIDS.”

In an apology issued to GLAAD, Hilton said: