Due to Sherri Shepherd and D.L. Hughley's disparaging comments about black men who are "on the down low," GLAAD took out a full page ad in Variety blasting The View.
The ad, which was cosigned by the Black AIDS Institute and the National Black Justice Coalition, reads:
"The Centers for Disease Control has publicly disproven this myth. And since June 22, thousands of people have written to ABC, asking that The View provide correct information to viewers. Unfortunately, those requests have been greeted with silence from both ABC and The View."
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??
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Synder gave fans at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego a few treats, but none may have been better than the sneak footage that was shown to the audience!
We talked a little about the description of the sneak peek yesterday, but there is no way to describe the atmosphere and mood of the snippet of the film except to say that we're pumped for this movie to come out!
After stirring the crowd into a frenzy with the epic stare down between Batman and Superman, the two actors portraying those awesome comic book heroes, Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, appeared onstage, as well.
And it sure seems like no one was complaining of the choice of Ben for Batman then!
After the footage, Zack whipped the crowd into another frenzy by telling the crowd they had to take off to finish the movie, and that's when a bit of footage appeared from the new film Jupiter Ascending, as well! The Wachowskis' upcoming space movie stars Mila Kunis, and we're definitely pumped for that set-in-space epic!!!