The latest Paris Hilton news is that the hotel heiress has issued an apology after making off hand comments about homosexuals earlier this week, saying, "Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know," TMZ has reported. The apology is a response to a secretly recorded piece of audio released online earlier this week that caught the hotel heiress making a number of inappropriate comments towards gay men including, "Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. Most of them probably have AIDS."

Paris had already released a statement trying to explain herself after the audio leaked online, but now the socialite has posted a full-on apology to GLAAD's (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) website, saying, "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." Previously, she also posted on her Twitter account explaining how sorry she was about making the comments.

Her statement on GLAAD’s website goes on to say, "Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know ... 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."