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.
What do U think?? Should The View retract their comments??
Oh no! If these horrific new details are accurate, this story is much worse than we originally realized!!
We're hearing EXCLUSIVE! new reports about what went on late last night/early this morning between Paris Hilton's younger brother & Lindsay Lohan -- NONE of it is good!
Apparently it all started when Barron Hilton ran into LiLo's model boyfriend at an after party located in the Miami mansion where Lindz was staying!
Sources say her BF started talking trash about Lindsay, about how she was crazy and how he couldn't wait to get away from her! Things really got out of control when the 24-year-old Hilton chimed in to agree!
LiLo's occasional bestie Gavin Doyle supposedly overheard Barron call Lindsay a "joke," which is when the you-know-what hit the fan and splattered all over everyone!
Sources say Gavin immediately ran over to the Mean Girls star and informed her of the trash talking. Lindz allegedly "instigated & orchestrated" the beat down that followed by ordering one of her thug to pummel the stuffing out of an unsuspecting Barron!