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Did Paris Hilton say 'I can't stand black guys' in new book? [Updated]

Paris Paris Hilton has a new reality show this summer on Oxygen titled "The World According To Paris" and focusing on her daily whirlwind life. But Hilton sparks controversy, and a new book may turn the heat up.

"Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys Into Fame and Madness" by pop culture journalist Neil Strauss contains an encounter where Strauss quotes the heiresss as saying, "I can't stand black guys. I would never touch one. It's gross."

Portions of the interview, which Strauss said took place in 1999 when he was partying with Hilton, have been posted on several websites, including Gawker and LA Weekly.

Strauss said he was discussing several subjects with Hilton when she started talking about a guy she had been out with the previous evening.

Pointing to an unnamed actor in "Saving Private Ryan," Hilton was quoted as saying, "We were making out, but then we went somewhere where it was bright and I saw that he was black and made an excuse and left. I can't stand black guys. I would never touch one. It's gross."

When Strauss asked Hilton, "How black does a guy have to be?" he quotes her response, "One percent is enough for me."

Executives for Oxygen, which is owned by NBC-Universal, and representatives for Hilton were not immediately available for comment.

[Updated at 10:45 p.m.] Spokespersons for Paris Hilton said in a statement: "These allegations are absolutely untrue and ridiculous. We have sent these claims to Miss Hilton's lawyers to respond further. It's another example of someone making false claims for financial gain."

-- Greg Braxton

Photo: Paris Hilton. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images

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After reading this article...I'd like the past few minutes of my life back. ;)

@Jennifer 07:07- I really think some would want her. Black guys are just guys afterall. She's famous,blonde, vacant and pretty (if you like that sort of thing). I don't think she'd be short on the darker skinned suitors.

She made out with a black guy in 'House of Wax,' AND faked giving him a hummer.

As a straight black male, I would have to agree with Ms. Hilton. I'm not attracted to black males either. And they gross me out..

Why is this even newsworthy. As a black man that lives in the U.S., I have encounter many whites that do not like black and it not going to effect my life one bit.wd

So she does not "like" black guys and she says so. Big freakin deal, you rascist, selfish whiners.

Tonya is right, so she doesn't like black men, so what. Hey, I don't like Hispanic women, white blonde women, or certain Native American Women Tribes. That doesn't make me a racist, it is a preference. I didn't say hate, despise, or anything hateful. I am Caucasian, yes, I like most types of women, but it is a preference. I really don't care for Paris Hilton (I don't think she is very pretty, she isn't very nice to other people, she doesn't take responsiblity for her actions. I really don't know if Kaori is right but with Paris lifestyle, she is a carrier of something).

I'm an African American female, and I'm glad she said it! These black guys are pathetic wannabes these days. Finally a white blonde woman with enough sense to and self esteem that she doesn't want to be some insecure black man's "prize" and I hope that lame black actor knows exactly who she's talking about, lol. Paris is cool and IS NOT a racist because she likes men her own race. I wish there were more white females with as much self respect as her. Black/biracial black men are pretty worthless these days. (except for President Obama), whose wife is BLACK. He did not, and I repeat, did not marry his mother, but a black woman. All the sellouts skip that part tho, they only care that his dad was a sellout. I truly feel sorry for most half white kids/people, so lost and confused. Stay true ti yourself Paris, not all the "wannabes" and weirdos.

Just plain wrong, especially the comments about black men being gross. I'm black myself and I don't tolerate black women because their petty so does that mean i'm a bad person? I prefer not black or white women, but foreign women.

She is entitled to her opinion and I repect that. There are some types of women that I don't like, maybe not because of race but because of their behavior or lifestyle. Paris is sweet.

Who cares? I am a black woman and I agree with Hilton. It's her choice to not deal with black men. I like whgite people but being with a White man is gross to me too! To each his own. she is entitled to her own opinion.

stop making it seem like she is racist! Get a life!

i agree

I know plenty of black men who will not date black women at all, are they racist?

i have the same friends they hate the queens of DRAMA making a small thing a big deal

Why do fat girls always describe thin girls as anorexic? Your jealousy is obvious.

I totally agree with paris hilton and im an african american, this is exactly what i wanted to hear. Many black men, when they get famous turn to white women and hispanics. Good job ms.Hilton, love ya for this statment, i wouldnt prefer one neither :)

Well, this is not so hard to believe considering there are videos of Paris Hilton and Nicky calling Black people the ''N'' word. Paris is gross and a criminal. A plastic surgeon should touch her...up.

she is SUPER gassed up.....probably one of the largest egos and lowest IQ's in all of hollywood. you can't really take what she says seriously.

Who is Paris Hilton

all of you in suport of this should be ashamed of yourselves. excluding any race and calling it a preference is wrong yes you can prefer blue eyes to brown or blond hair to brown but to be of ANY race and exclude an ENTIRE race is wrong, your not basing what you like on anything other then race so that is unfortunately is racism . and for those of you who claim to not be because you have friends of different races but wouldn't touch them in an intimate way well your only fooling yourselves., because your not attracted because of their RACE what she said is wrong, she said she does not like BLACK men its gross .. not the characteristics she finds black men to hold but the fact that they are black ... and to answer some of your questions a black males who wont date black females is too a form of racism and idiocy.

any exclusionary judgment based soley on race is racist!

Being with a white man is gross to me too, I'm black....so i understand...but she didnt have to say it like that

First of all,who wants you?? if it wasn't for your daddy's money, we"ll see you on jerry springer. that what type of person you are.with those chicken legs of yours,who wants you? those legs are almost as long as that nose on your face.

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