GLAAD Angry At Sherri Shepherd from “The View” Over Her ‘Down Low Men’ Comments

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According to the YBF,

We knew this one was coming.  GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is angry over comments made by Sherri Shepherd during ABC’s “The View”.

During a June 22, episode, Shepherd and guest host D.L. Hughley, began to talk about the Food & Drug Administration’s ban that prevents gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

Sherri and D.L. then made comments about HIV being prevalent in the African-American community because of ‘down-low’ men. GLAAD claims that this accusation is false. GLAAD has called ‘The View’ out on its error and created a full page ad in Variety Magazine requesting an apology and retraction.

Check out the video below….the comments start around the 1:00 mark:

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  1. I don’t see what’s the big deal!!! GLAAD needs to relax and fall back! Regardless if their comments was a little over baring, they are comedians and they are suppose crack jokes rather some like it or not! The way a lot of bi-sexual men and under cover lovers carry themselves does make us think they’re at higher risk and when they hide and deceive people they are the reason why so many others contract the virus. It’s a part of life, they will get over it!

  2. Supa_Sexy, HIV and AIDS are not something you take lightly and it sure as hell isn’t something you crack jokes about. I think GLAAD should have called Sherrie Shepard and D.L. Hughley out on this earlier because their comments are reckless and dangerous to our community. Their comments basically defaces and put stigmas on both the black Community and the Gay community and leaves false impression about us. Both Hughley and Shepard comments were based off their own opinions, which wasn’t factual at all. I am pretty sure that the Women on the view do their research before they start Hot Topics. So I can’t understand why they didn’t do their research.

  3. Supa Sexy I totally agree with you, people are being put in harms way constantly because of the cowardly and reckless acts of the down-low brother, I have respect for the openly gay crowd I don’t condone their lifestyle but I respect them because they have accepted what they are.

  4. I don’t get what’s so wrong about what they said. HIV/AIDS is running rampant in the black community for many reasons. They just named one.

  5. All these black women complaining about DL men and whatnot but they are the main reason why they exist. Stop chasing after this false standard of masculinity that is perpetuated by thug culture and rap music and

    Black community must realize these points to counteract the stigma that leads to dl men:
    1. HIV is contracted….nobody can “GIVE” it to you. Its BOTH partners responsibility to have safe sex.
    2. Listening to other genres of music besides RAP does not make you gay.
    3. Wearing clothes that actually fit does not make you gay.
    4. Being a thug or acting like one does not mean you’re not gay.
    5. Beating the shit out of your sons does not prevent them from being gay…it makes them hide it better.
    6. Men can and do contract HIV from women.
    7. Being a baby mama is not a badge of honor.
    8. Going to jail is not a reason to celebrate.
    9. Getting out of jail is not a reason to celebrate.
    10. Tolerance is a large part of being a parent. Learn some!

  6. It is a BIG myth– ask the CDC- Center for Disease Control for the USA. Black Women get it from STRAIGHT black MEN and vice versa
    they are just trying to blame black gay/bi men for THEIR behavior
    i repeat BLAck women get HIV/AIDS from straight Black men
    check your facts!!!

  7. Um… im late but I saw that show when it aired. I love how the media rewrites and we rehear and delete what was said.. Look I don’t care what any one says… you guys have to be complete assholes not to know that black people are walking around with HIV, And AIDS.. Freely giving it to one another… perhaps this makes sense…. if im a married woman and my husband is a gay man and is hiding his “gay desires” and is out having sex with a strange dude in a hotel every week. Once a week for years..he will at some point get some kind of infectious something.. And gay men…. its not to say women don’t give men Aids.. Look ‘We’ as a culture are more willing to accept a Aids Patient growing legeines and pus coming from the mouth before we accept a gay son or daugther. We are the race made of the least amount of conservatives yet being Gay is still a curse.

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