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??
After Britney Spears found out her ex-boyfriend David Lucado was cheating on her, she rightfully kicked him to the curb.
But he wants to talk to the pop princess one more time!
New reports state that David is desperate to explain himself to Brit Brit, since she never directly told him that they were over, but poppa Jamie Spears isn’t letting that happen. David wants to try and reconcile things, but his number has been blocked and Britney’s team isn’t letting him near her.
Because he’s awful and cheated on her!!!
It’s already clear that David isn’t allowed at Britney’s Las Vegas show or at her Thousand Oaks home, so it may be time for him to just move on.