Just one day after saying gay men were "disgusting" and they "probably have AIDS", Paris Hilton is trying to atone for her obvious slurs. But is an apology enough to undo what she said?
It's probably not, but Paris is offering the apology just the same. "I am so sorry and so upset that I caused pain to my gay friends, fans and their families...," she said. She went on to try to rationalize her statements which were, by the way, made to a gay person. Hilton went on to say, "I cannot put into words how much I wish I could take back every word."
The problem is, she can't and some people aren't really convinced she wants to. Her comments came out as pointed and very specific in a way that leads some to believe it's probably how she really feels. She just didn't want to get caught saying expressing that opinion.
The would-be star also tried to convince fans that she does have an understanding of AIDS severity. "HIV/AIDS can hurt anyone, gay and straight, men and women," she offered. Then she added, "It's something I take very seriously and should not have thrown around in conversation."
At least she got that part right and maybe Hilton does feel a bit of shame for those remarks. But is it enough?
The words of Paris Hilton's apology were well written and spoken, but were they truly heart-felt? Only those closest to Paris can answer that. As for the gay community, they'll have to decide for themselves.