Former Quién Tiene la Razon host Nancy Alvarez has come under fire - and rightfully so- after she asserted in an interview that people are made gay by "mistakes made by their parents" - all stemming from a Tweet to her from Ricky Martin attempting to explain to her how clearly ignorant that idea is!
According to GLAAD, Martin questioned her on whether straight people choose to be so:
"After the question was posed on an unfortunately biased segment about so-called conversion therapies that promise to change a person’s orientation on Univision nighttime newsmagazine program Aquí y Ahora, a show that usually produces fair, accurate and inclusive coverage of LGBT people. Unfortunately, Nancy Alvarez’s comments are only a symptom of a larger problem. Though true that in recent years, we’ve seen a growing number of positive representations of LGBT people and issues in Spanish-language media, (meaning that millions of Latinos are getting to know LGBT people as their neighbors, friends, co-workers and family members), as with English-language media, there’s plenty of room for improvement."
However, this woman still seems to think otherwise, and stands by her proof, a study sent to her by a viewer.
We think that says everything it needs to regarding this woman's ignorance level, but we've got to commend Ricky and GLAAD for attempting to rectify and correct such a foolish and damaging belief!
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