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The View Comes Under Fire for Comments About Black Men, Homosexuality and HIV

There are 131 comments on the E! Gossip story from Jul 12, 2010, titled The View Comes Under Fire for Comments About Black Men, Homosexuality and HIV. In it, E! Gossip reports that:

GLAAD isn't too happy with Barbara Walters and her roundtable. The gay media watchdog group has taken out a full page ad in Hollywood trade magazine Variety blasting The View .

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Since: Mar 07

Washington DC

#2 Jul 12, 2010
Oh, please, Sherry and Elizabeth have been spreading lies and false information about the LGBT community and passing their opinions off as fact for YEARS now. And NOW people are getting upset?

PUH

LEEZE

“Pic of Sockett”

Since: Jan 08

Jacksonville, FL

#3 Jul 12, 2010
Does anyone still watch that show. I know Whoppi Goldberg is on it, but still not worth the DVR space.

Since: Nov 08

Rosemount, MN

#4 Jul 12, 2010
It's about stinking time. They have been spreading lies, false accusations, upholding negative stereotypes and misinformation for YEARS.
Anybody else remember during the heat of the Prop 8 debates when they were on making all sorts of horrible ignorant remarks about gay men, black gay men in particular, talking like they had FACTS, when Whoopi finally stepped up and said, "you know, we should actually HAVE a GAY MAN on this show when we have this conversation..." and they blew her off and continued.

They should have been called on their hearsay bullS**t LONG ago.

Since: Mar 09

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#5 Jul 12, 2010
We need to keep calling these people on this stuff, or we are just mowing the weeds.

Since: Feb 08

Iowa City, Ia.

#7 Jul 12, 2010
I saw part of this episode by complete accident in the doctor's waiting room, and was horrified. Not only because I accidentally caught part of the View, but because of what the woman (Sherry?) said.

Absolutely ignorant and hateful to the core. She perpetuates idiocy. I know Whoopi is an ally, and it was too bad she wasn't on the show to set the record right. Even so, they need to address this. What Sherry in particular said is hurtful, hateful, and reinforces bigoted minds.

Since: Oct 09

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#9 Jul 12, 2010
There was nothing ignoraant about saying that DL men is causing an increase of AIDs in women because it is true. This prove that gay people are very selfish and only care about their own cause.
Sister Mary Spike

Hawthorne, CA

#10 Jul 12, 2010
I couldn't believe that Whoopie Goldberg said that Mel Gibson is not a racist...(this morning on the View)....not the Mel she knows????....whatever that means....Gotta love Joy Behar's reaction...(she obviously has Mel's number)....hehehehehehe......
Sister Mary Spike

Hawthorne, CA

#11 Jul 12, 2010
Whoopi defending Mel (GO GET HER JOY!!!...hehehehe)

http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/07/12/whoopi-gold...

Kip

“Brian's alter ego”

Since: Feb 07

San Francisco, CA

#12 Jul 12, 2010
Sister Mary Spike wrote:
I couldn't believe that Whoopie Goldberg said that Mel Gibson is not a racist...(this morning on the View)....not the Mel she knows????....whatever that means....Gotta love Joy Behar's reaction...(she obviously has Mel's number)....hehehehehehe......
Do YOU know Mel Gibson personallly? All he did was say the N-word out of anger to his girlfriend. That isn't necessarily racist.
Ron

Medina, OH

#13 Jul 12, 2010
Okay and what does this group say about one of the members of the Black Panthers that thinks all white babies should be killed. Or how about Obamas racist pastor? They have recorded tapes of this crap and yet that seems not to bother anyone.
People are people, black or white, either respect each other or shut up.

“True Love Sees No Color”

Since: Jun 10

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#14 Jul 12, 2010
sassyntrashy wrote:
There was nothing ignoraant about saying that DL men is causing an increase of AIDs in women because it is true. This prove that gay people are very selfish and only care about their own cause.
Excellent post! My friend just found out that her husband was on the DL & she found from the gay dude. I know at least 2 other bw who were married to DL brothas.
Sister Mary Spike

Hawthorne, CA

#15 Jul 12, 2010
Kip wrote:
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Do YOU know Mel Gibson personallly? All he did was say the N-word out of anger to his girlfriend. That isn't necessarily racist.
I spent 17 years in the 'industry' and know quite a few Hollywooders....Mel has let more than just the N word slip over the years....maybe a stint in rehab (like Robert Downey Jr) will cure part of Mel's problem....just sayin'....

Since: Oct 09

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#16 Jul 12, 2010
Brandi8 wrote:
<quoted text>Excellent post! My friend just found out that her husband was on the DL & she found from the gay dude. I know at least 2 other bw who were married to DL brothas.
These DL men (not gay men) are killing their women just because they are not honest with themselves.

Since: Aug 08

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#17 Jul 12, 2010
There may be some truth to it but I'm not so certain that the high rate of HIV among black women is due to men who have sex with men. I wouldn't say all of these men are gay who are on the down low, some are bisexual, and some are even straight.

Since: Aug 08

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#18 Jul 12, 2010
A message to the down lowers is to use condoms. You can get them at the health clinic for free. Just because most of them are married men doesn't mean they are disease free. Use condoms and water based lubricants!
Chad

Inglewood, CA

#19 Jul 12, 2010
This proves how uneducated and bigoted about gays most blacks are and too bad that Shepard who is a homophobic idiot and Hugely who is also and uneducated idiot didn't have one of the smart ones Whoopi,Barbara or Joy take them on with their disgusting homophobia they learned from their ghetto upbringing.

Since: May 09

Marin County, CA

#20 Jul 12, 2010
aRodeojock wrote:
Oh, please, Sherry and Elizabeth have been spreading lies and false information about the LGBT community and passing their opinions off as fact for YEARS now. And NOW people are getting upset?
PUH
LEEZE
Sherry is completely bigoted and can't see beyond her own ethnicity and faith. She can't even make the correlation between civil rights for ALL minorities. I ***can't stand*** listening to her.

Elizabeth is just a mess who would deny civil liberties to GLBTs for no reason other than our relationships aren't equal to her own.
Chad

Inglewood, CA

#21 Jul 12, 2010
sassyntrashy wrote:
There was nothing ignoraant about saying that DL men is causing an increase of AIDs in women because it is true. This prove that gay people are very selfish and only care about their own cause.
I guess if we can say "gay people are selfish", can we also say black people are backwards and violent? I see you are not going to stop having one kid after another,I would hope that all of them will not end up in jail or on welfare or some violent gang. Those should be your concerns,not spreading bigotry and ugliness about gays. Two can play the bigotry game. But blacks always seem to be attacking Jews and Gays ,two groups that voted for Obama and support their issues. Your better be nice to groups that support you because republicans for the most part hate all minorities,especially blacks. Good luck.
Chad

Inglewood, CA

#22 Jul 12, 2010
Brandi8 wrote:
<quoted text>Excellent post! My friend just found out that her husband was on the DL & she found from the gay dude. I know at least 2 other bw who were married to DL brothas.
I guess if the black community was not a hundred years behind whites when it comes to gay rights and if the black community was not so macho oriented and homophobic the gay guys wouldn't need to hide and marry and date women in order to survive and not be harassed. When you factor in that the black churches are by far the most homophobic and unrelenting in their haterd of gays you really set it up for lots of black guys to be on the DL. Something that is almost non-existent in asian and white cultures.

“Because I Got High ”

Since: May 10

Barbourville, Kentucky

#23 Jul 12, 2010
I love the view and Sherri, Elisabeth, and Joy are my favorites. I also love Joy's show on cnn.

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