Luckily, I don't have to (which is quite the relief because let's face it I'm not exactly a great wordsmith) because Hamilton Nolan at Gawker pretty much sums up my thoughts on the entire incident here.
For those of you that didn't already hear the statement that Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) released, which Hamilton refers to, it reads as follows:
"We have reached out to Hilton and asked him to apologize for promoting this anti-gay slur, and we would ask media outlets to avoid repetition of the slur in their coverage of this story."
"For someone in our own community to use it to attack another person by saying that it is, quote, 'The worst possible thing that thug would ever want to hear,' is incredibly dangerous. It legitimizes use of a slur that is often linked to violence against our community. And it sends a message that it is OK to attempt to dehumanize people by exploiting anti-gay attitudes."