September 25, 2012

Paris Hilton distracts herself from gay slur scandal with a spot of ziplining in Hawaii

She hit the headlines after a recording of her saying that a lot of gay men 'probably have AIDS' hit the internet.

But after apologising following the scandal, Paris Hilton is doing her best to get over the controversy and has been throwing herself into a variety of fun activities to take her mind of things.

The latest such activity is ziplining, which Paris was seen indulging in during her trip to Hawaii.

The 31-year-old hotel heiress sported a white helmet and casual outfit of a sequinned skull-print T-shirt and skinny jeans as she reached dizzy new heights,

Paris was joined for the experience by her 21-year-old boyfriend River Viiperi.

And Paris was quick to tweet about the fun she had on the zipline, writing: 'So much fun zip lining with @RiverViiperi today. I love having adventures in Maui!'

Paris caused a media storm after she was recorded making homophobic comments in a taxi.

She declared: '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 were a gay guy. You'll like, die of AIDS.'

The recording featured her telling a friend that she thought a lot of gay men 'probably have AIDS' and saying they are 'disgusting' for being promiscuous.

Paris then issued a lengthy apology, saying she is sorry 'from the bottom' of her heart for insulting gay people.

In a statement, she said: 'As anyone close to me knows, I always have been and always will be a huge supporter of the gay community. I am so sorry and so upset that I caused pain to my gay friends, fans and their families with the comments heard this morning.

'I was having this private conversation with a friend of mine who is gay and our conversation was in no way towards the entire gay community.

'It is the last thing that I would ever want to do and I cannot put into words how much I wish I could take back every word.

'Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know. It is so wrong when people bully or put down others for being gay. No one should have to go through that.

'Again, I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart and I feel absolutely horrible. I hope that everyone can accept my apology and know that it is not who I am or how I feel in any way.'

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