Well, at least the gaffes are keeping it interesting these days, right. What with secret recorded meetings (thanks, Romney) and secret, candid conversations taped in the backseats of cars (oh Paris, you should know better), it seems we've taken the Candid Camera/Big Brother mentality to such a weird level that everyone realizes that anything they say can and will be used against them in the court of...public opinion. After Paris Hilton being called out for her insensitive statements, she's now issue an apology, which GLAAD published on its website.
Hilton's statement in full reads:
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.
HIV/AIDS can hurt anyone, gay and straight, men and women. It's something I take very seriously and should not have been thrown around in conversation.
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.
Thank you for taking a minute to read this, I love you.
So there you have it: She LOVES you, she really, really loves you.
So the ultimate lesson of this? The Internet giveth, and the Internet taketh away. And then the Internet absolves you of your sins. Kinda.