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Sad. The View Perpetuates False Information About The Spread Of HIV/AIDS, Refuses To Retract

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It's truly unfortunate that they're refusing to acknowledge a clearly incorrect statement.

On yesterday's episode of The View (above), while discussing the issue of HIV and AIDS in the African American community, Sherri Shepherd and guest host D.L. Hughley caused quite a bit of controversy by making some misinformed comments regarding heterosexual women contracting the disease from closeted gay men through intercourse.

Unfortunately, that information is incorrect, and GLAAD has asked the talk show to retract the damaging comments.

GLAAD's Senior Director of Programs', Rashad Robinson, says:

"Sherri Shepherd and D.L. Hughley's claim that African American gay and bisexual men are ‘primarily' responsible for increased HIV rates among African American women is inaccurate and dangerous. Medical experts, including the Centers for Disease Control have dispelled that myth and ABC has a responsibility to its viewers to correct the information. Shepherd and Hughley's comments fuel a climate of homophobia and racism."

With all the misinformation and falsities still out there regarding such a widespread disease, we're disappointed that ABC would have no problem letting clearly wrong facts knowingly be given blindly to their viewers.

So sad.

What do U think?? Should The View retract their comments??

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131 comments to “Sad. The View Perpetuates False Information About The Spread Of HIV/AIDS, Refuses To Retract”

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  1. 101

    HIV is a NO CONDOM disease. Are the 35 million million people in Africa GAY with HIV? Stupid people. The African American community is over sexualized and uneducated when it comes to condom use.

  2. 102

    Outrageous well Sherry is a young black woman and HIV is skyrocketing in her demographic. Ban black blood and see what happens. Morons.

  3. 103

    When will black people stop blaming gays for HIV in their community? Start using condoms and stop over sexualizing your community then maybe you'll get somewhere.

  4. 104

    Hmm isn't Mr. Perez Hilton the one who told GLAAD to fuck off last year when they told him to apologize for calling Will I Am the f word and said GLAAD was a useless organization. But now he agrees with them for going after The View and if you remember the View pulled it's advertising from this site. Hypocrite much?

  5. 105

    No … because it's kind of true. I mean they're not to blame. No one it! It's just that those are the communities the disease started in and started spreading

  6. 106

    Re: gmoney0 – gmoney0 baby you are on the money with this. These people need to do their homeowork what D.L. and Chick said was true.

  7. 107

    Re: Shaneypoo – You are and idiot

  8. 108

    Re: Aussieone – wow word! Well Aussieone that sounds about right

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    IS the statement incorrect, or is it politically incorrect sounding? Just the scientific facts, ma'am. What do legitimate studies prove? Where are they?

  10. 110

    The reason that HIV is associated with homosexual men is that anal sex has a much higher risk of virus transmission than vaginal or oral sex (you are much more likely to contract HIV via anal sex than other types of intercourse). Unfortunately, this fact has been twisted into a reason to blame homosexuals for the occurrence of AIDS. The truth is that worldwide, more than 75% of persons with HIV or AIDS are heterosexual, and became HIV+ via heterosexual sex and/or were born to an HIV+ mother. So while it may be true that homosexual men are at greater risk due to their typical form of intercourse, it is NOT at all true that the HIV/AIDS epidemic on Earth has its origins in homosexuality.

  11. 111

    Re: Aussieone – wow such hate coming from you? Are you sure you arent racist? I mean she didnt say anything negative. She stated the truth. As members of the black community i think they know better than others who are white and privileged.

    Perhaps you should real in your crazy and have a rational debate.

  12. 112

    Re: shutittwat – If blacks "know better" then why are getting AIDS faster than any other demo? Re: tick_tock_tick_tock – FOR ONCE I AGREE WITH YOU !

  13. 113

    Re: gmoney0
    I am a medical health professional and I can tell you this is true. It has nothing to do with being homophobic, it has to do with activities that have the highest rate of transmission for the virus. Anal sex, IV drug use are known to be associated with the highest risk of contracting the virus. Perhaps these women just come off as ignorant because they are loud and annoying and do not present the argument in a logical manner/

  14. 6one9 says – reply to this


    I think the statement was just made ““ in general. But he's right!! There ARE men out there living/dating a female, and having GAY “ sex “` on the down low. NOT GOOD!!!
    I'd probably beat the “SHIT “ out of a lover who I found out was fucking “` a dude, on the sly . JUST SAYIN!!

  15. 115

    Re: shutittwat
    What hate are you talking about ?
    No not even a little racist.
    NO she didn't state the truth! CDC says less than 2% of those with aids contracted it from a bi sexual partner or a partner having sex with men "on the down low" as Sherri puts it!
    What crazy are you talking about ?

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  17. 117

    Whenever Sherri said that I literally gasped. I could not believe the words that came out of her mouth and all I literally said out loud, even though I was by myself, "Where is this woman getting her facts?!?!?!" She should be fired. She has on so many occasions stated things that are pure crap spewing forth from her mouth. Almost on a weekly basis now I she says something that she states as fact that is just nonsense! I just want her to go away and play at some comedy clubs. She can be funny, but she cannot be respected as an expert on really anything that her "uterus". I am seriously very close to just taking The View off my DVR set to record shows.

    PEREZ will you start some beef with Sherri please and put that woman in her place?!?! I would love to see you set her straight!

  18. 118

    Re: Abbs5522 – AND YET HERE WE ALL ARE…..

  19. 119

    Re: Poindexter-X – This happens a lot with married people, though, so obviously they wouldn't be using condoms.

  20. 120

    Re: Bittersweettreat – Just because you are Black and "don't give two shits" does not mean there is not homophobia within the African-American community. I am Black and my father refused to speak to me or my aunt who came out 2 years ago or either of my two cousins because "Your family is sick with the Gay gene". Also I was at my mother's predominantly Black Pentecostal church when the last election came around and heard their sermon that was urging the church the vote for Prop. 8 in CA. Trust that there is homophobia in the Black community…just be grateful it didn't reach you.

  21. 121

    I agree with tick tock. Look around and see how many black men have fathered kids with 3, 4 different women! Thats because of not using condoms and being over hetero-sexualized. Its laughable so many here think all gay guys are bisexual!! WE ARENT! We dont wanna have sex with women no way no how!

  22. 122


  23. 123

    Re:Teddy & Fidel's Awesome Adventure – Perez is a gossip site, ABC isn't. Idiot.

  24. 124

    I think that the information may be a bit skewed, but definitely not false. Women, especially African American women unfortunately contract HIV/AIDS from African American men to afraid to come out of the closet, and stay married to women while having unprotected sex with other men, who have the virus or who aren't in a committed relationship with them. They can stop the spread by using protection, but they don't want to. Then they go home and give their unsuspecting wife AIDS. Again, I wouldn't say its the greatest or only factor, but its definitely a cause for concern!!!

  25. dtrp says – reply to this


    this is the first time in over10 years I have every heard anyone speaking the truth about transmission. I have worked as an HIV prevention worker and know what he say to be true for more than 20 years. it is the most honest information and a ugly as the facts may be he speaks the truth and this message should be broadcast again. You should check your facts - this man is potentially saving lives. come on - work with him.
    rory donaldson

  26. 126

    I saw this program and was upset with the stupid shit Sheri Shepard said, for the first time elizabitch didn't stick her foot in it.
    How about whores and IV drug users. If your going to screw anything that walks. be safe

  27. 127

    Aids was made in the USA
    In 1962, under the cover of cancer research, the United States charts a path to commit premeditated murder, the “Special Virus” program begins on February 12th. Dr. Len Hayflick sets up a U.S. mycoplasma laboratory at Stanford University. Many believe the “Special Virus” program began in November 1961 with a Phizer contract.
    In 1964, the United States Congress gave full support for the leukemia/lymphoma (AIDS) virus research.
    In 1967, the National Academy of Sciences launched a full scale assault on Africa. The CIA (Technical Services Division) acknowledged its secret inoculator program.

    In 1969, Fort Detrick told world scientists and the Pentagon asked for more money, they knew they could make AIDS. Nixon’s July 18 secret memo to Congress on “Overpopulation” serves as the start of the paper trail of the AIDS Holocaust.
    In 1970, President Nixon signed PL91-213
    Project MKNAOMI
    MK-NAOMI is the code for the development of AIDS. The “MK” portion stands for the two co-authors of the AIDS virus, Robert Manaker and Paul Kotin. The “NAOMI” portion stands for “Negr**s are Only Momentary Individuals.”

  28. 128

    In 1976, the United States issues Progress Report #13 of the Special Virus program. The report proves the United States had various international agreements with the Russians, Germans, British, French, Canadians and Japanese. The plot to kill Black people has wide international support. In March, the Special Virus began production of the AIDS virus, by June 1977, the program will have produced 15,000 gallons of AIDS.
    In 1977, Dr. Robert Gallo and the top Soviet Scientists meet to discuss the proliferation of the 15,000 gallons of AIDS. They attach AIDS as complement to the Small pox vaccine for Africa, and the “experimental” hepatitis B vaccine for Manhattan.
    Batch #751 that was administered in New York to thousands of innocent people.The "introduction" of HIV into the homosexual community in America occurred the same year the hepatitis B vaccine experiment began in 1978 in New York City. In the experiment over a thousand young, promiscuous, homosexual and bisexual men were used as guinea pigs and injected with the vaccine. In 1979, a few months after the homosexual experiment began in Manhattan, the first case of AIDS appeared in a young gay Manhattan male
    In 1980, thousands of additional gays were injected in subsequent hepatitis B vaccine experiments in San Francisco, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities.

  29. 129

    What the view said, I agree needs to be accurate. Sex is dangerous no matter what your sexuality is. "Down Low" is what they may have been referring to. That exists no matter what culture your from. It's sad that we have this phenomen because it makes it dangerous to stay safe. The ignorance of society has made it difficult to be who you are meant to be. In the end the system has created this disease and it's stigma. Stay safe out there. Use a condom. Or stay Celibate and wait for a true and safe lasting relationship. He or she may look fine, but at the end the price you may pay is your life. Don't be stupid people!

  30. 130

    Helloooo people!! Did you actually reading that quote or are you just doing that half-assed skimming stuff? Because they're not JUST talking about the African American community… They're also talking about the gay community. I could accept the argument that seems to be appearing a lot that the African American community does indeed tend to have higher probability of HIV/AIDS because of lack of education, social stigma and effects on lifestyle, etc… But then what would be the reasoning for a higher probability of HIV/AIDS in the gay community?? That part's what's bothering me: what's their REASONING for the supposed higher rates in these particular groups?? The SOCIOLOGICAL explanation? I don't think they have any, or if they do, they probably didn't say anything - and that is definitely garnering unnecessary homophobia and racism. They may as well say, "Well, everyone needs to stay away from black people and gay people ’cause they got AIDS!!!" Wtf? That's kinda like when they told people to duck and cover in the case of a nuclear bomb. How do you even know that works….? (Oh wait, it doesn't.)

  31. 131

    Didn't see it but if the wrong impression was made, sure…correct it with facts.

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