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GLAAD Angry At Sherri Shepherd from "The View"

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". 

More details when you read on...

 

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. 

 

Here's the video below....the comments start around the 1:00 mark:

 

 

Is GLAAD over reacting? Or should Sherri apologize for her comments?

Comments

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Sherri was explaining what

Sherri was explaining what downlow was so why should she or the View need to apology, DL made the statement but the know not to go after him because he will tell them where to go.
Anonymous's picture

If the statement was fact

If the statement was fact based then no she shouldn't. But if it wasn't, that don't diseminate false information.
Andi B.'s picture

"that" should be "then"

"that" should be "then" ooooops
Andi B.'s picture

she explained what the down

she explained what the down low is and shes completely right about what the down low is she didnt insult them and she didnt even say they are the cause of aids she said what it is and its true there are a lot of black men on the down low
Mila's picture

If anyone is interested in a

If anyone is interested in a researched, factual and personal discussion of AIDS/HIV in the black community please watch this film, "All of Us". It follows Dr. Mehret Mandefro, who Obama has made one of the 15 White House Fellows, as she researches the roots of AIDS/HIV in the black community nationally and globally. Once again the the statements that the View aired are dangerous and incorrect. If they wish to truly benefit their viewers and the black community perhaps they should interview people like Dr. Mehret Mandefro. Its clear from the comments stated here that the View is only solidifying truth within misinformed assumptions of AIDS/HIV. You can never overreact when ones intentions are to save lives.
New Day's picture

They are NOT overreaching.

They are NOT overreaching. It's sad someone else has to tell you about your own community. young & women girls are STILL poppin up pregnant (unplanned of course) EVERYDAY , and it the men ALONE spreading HIV? of course, when was the last time anything was a woman's fault.
Anonymous's picture

If sheri cared about the

If sheri cared about the black community she would put her pride aside and apologize without being asked. If I said something incorrect about my people you wouldn't have to demand an apology from me.
Anonymous's picture

didn't the news make this

didn't the news make this statement that AA have the highest aids rate because of the dl men......now the want sherri to apologize for it....she got it from the media i mean really...now since they came out wit the black has the cure now they talkiing a different story i guess that news was the scare all the becky's.....lol
karma's picture

WEAR A CONDOM, EVERYTIME YOU

WEAR A CONDOM, EVERYTIME YOU HAVE SEX, WITH WHOMEVER YOU HAVE SEX WITH... IF YOU DO NOT YOUR ARE MORE SUCCEPTIBLE TO CONTRACTING NOT JUST AIDS/HIV BUT ALL SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES as well as, UNWANTED PREGNANCIES... take responsiblity for your own protection..
jump off jesse  **lol**'s picture

If you know how HIV/AIDS is

If you know how HIV/AIDS is being spread in the black community then you will know that the statements made on the View are very incorrect. Therefore a correction at least is needed. Furthermore ones sexual preference is not relevant in this discussion. If you are human you should be ashamed and angry at their statements. They perpetuate incorrect information about a very serious issue in our community. While I enjoy DL Hugley gift to make one laugh he is deadly confused on the history and facts of HIV in the black community. At the end of day people are getting infected at high rates from not protecting themselves in homosexual and heterosexual intercourse. As a community we need to stop a culture of pointing the finger and begin being active in preventing our troubles. Lets have a discussion about prevention rather than hyping up an overdone topic such as the DOWN LOW. Everyone needs to focus on the real issue: people are suffering and dying from HIV/AIDS. How can we as a community better respond to this issue? How can we teach the youth if adults are being careless in the information they communicate? Its not time for the blame game.
New Day's picture

This is the first intelligent

This is the first intelligent comment ever on this website! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Anonymous's picture

the people getting angry on

the people getting angry on this post are the gays and lesbians simple as they need to know that everyone is entitled to their opinion just because society is becoming more acceptable of gays doesn't mean everyone is it just means people are to scared to speak their minds because of fear of backlash
Anonymous's picture

ANY LIE about the black

ANY LIE about the black community should be correct. we cant afford it. lets not confuse opinion with facts. everone is entitled to their opinion, but NOONE is entitleed to teach our children lies
Anonymous's picture

If she can't prove that HIV

If she can't prove that HIV is so prevalent in the african american community bcuz of the downlow as apposed to being permisquise that she shud apologize.
Anonymous's picture

ITS TRUE! NO THERE DOES NOT

ITS TRUE! NO THERE DOES NOT NEED TO BE ANY APOLOGIES! DO YOUR RESEARCH. WHEN AIDS STARTED BOOMIN IT WAS MOSTLY IN DOWN LOW MEN..GAYS FAGGOTS WHATEVER YOU WANNA CALL THEM...THEY BETTER START PICKING UP A BIBLES. -CONDOMS TOO!
Anonymous's picture

Sherri doesn't need to

Sherri doesn't need to apologize for anything she said.
Ella's picture

Its sad that in this day in

Its sad that in this day in time we still have people out here who choose to go against simple biology! Man and women procreate. Woman and Woman do not! Man and man do not. So who in the hell said being Gay was cool. NOT COOL! IT NEVER HAS BEEN COOL!
Dealing With Dummies's picture

agreed! its sick. & then they

agreed! its sick. & then they have the nerve to stick their penis in a woman once its been in a mans ass!
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Anonymous's picture

would you let a skunk sit at

would you let a skunk sit at your Thanksgiving table and dine with you? Hell motherfucking no! I don't give shit gays think they are like everybody else and they are not. They perverted. Ex. I let my son go over this gay man's house for a play date with his kid and my son came home and told me that the gay man's kid locked him in the bedroom and told him he would not let my son out unless he could lick my son's butt. Now where in the world did this kid learn that shit (no pun intended) from? Keep gays away from your kids and your blood supply! Yep, all hell broke loose in Oakland, CA when my son told me that shit, yall!
mskimalee's picture

Sooo did you become a

Sooo did you become a homophobe before or after your son had a play date? Something tells me you are lying or your son is lying to you because he knows you're a homophobe. Just saying...
tmboy's picture

See, why you got to be a

See, why you got to be a homophobe because of that? If you gay, be gay all day. Just don't force it down someone else's throat. I'm a woman and I won't lock a man in the room because I want to lick his ass. Puleeze! Read the Book of Leviticus and the Book of Romans where it talks about that abomination. Because that's what it is....period!
Andi B.'s picture

It's horrible that your son

It's horrible that your son was forced into such a vile situation, but it's incredibly ignorant to say that the other boy is acting out sexually because his parents are gay. Obviously this boy has been exposed to sexual material or situations he should not have. Whether or not his parents are gay is irrelevant. Would you feel more comfortable if you had a daughter, and this boy behaved the same way towards her? No, of course not. So don't make the generalization that all gays are some sort of sexual deviant, because that is simply NOT TRUE. As for the what Sherri was saying, I wasn't offended, and i'm gay. It is a fact that HIV is more prevalent in the gay community, but until society opens their mind and becomes more accepting of gays (especially in the black community), there are still going to be men in the closet and on the down low. And ALL people, gay or straight, black or white, need to wear condoms. Always!
Razzmatazz's picture

EXACTLY!!! Perfectly

EXACTLY!!! Perfectly stated!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Ugh so I dont watch the view

Ugh so I dont watch the view not only b/c i work normal hours, but also because they are very ignorant. Please only speak facts people. the FDA says gay men [who have had sex with a man] cannot donate blood because of a chemical that is produced after the wounding. The wounding being anal sex. look at the anatomy of a man, it does not allow for injection; in order for this to happen, something has to "break" in order for anal sex to occur. Get it? Nonetheless, it has nothing to do with HIV [which can be prevented by wearing a condom], it has everything to do with the chemicals produced once the anatomy has been wounded [with or without a condom]. FACTS people facts. Funnily enough, this doesnt happen with woman [for some odd reason]. It's gross either way.
Ignorance is Bliss's picture

So wouldn't it also include

So wouldn't it also include men who have anal sex with women then? Is this "chemical" not present in a woman's anus once broken?
Anonymous's picture

Anuses are for output only.

Anuses are for output only. No woman should allow a man to stick anything up her ass and no man should allow anyone to stick something up his ass either. Nasty, just fricking nasty.
Andi B.'s picture

The View is only good for

The View is only good for ogling Elizabeth's legs. OW!!
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rargwg's picture

i always felt that it was

i always felt that it was because of down low men that aids was so rampant in the black community. the chances of female to male transmission of hiv/aids is very low, but male to female transmission is very high and male to male transmission is off the chart. it's common sense, and it will only get worse, until we as a society, especially black society, allow people to be themselves and let people live their lives the way they want to and that way men won't feel the need to be on the down low and continue to infect unsuspecting women. but also, women have to start taking responsibility for their own safety and start protecting themselves.
gadgetgirl's picture

AIDS and HIV is spread by

AIDS and HIV is spread by people how hump with out condoms. Black people STOP HUMPING so damn much AND do not ever hump with out a condom
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Anonymous's picture

no way do they need to

no way do they need to apologize. The bottom line is that we as a people need to protect ourselves, regardless if the stats are true or not.
Anonymous's picture

as a black GAY HIV+ man, i

as a black GAY HIV+ man, i truly believe to my inner most core, that HIV?AIDS is primarily/mostly transmitted by MEN. it's is rare for a man to catch it from a woman, as it is also unlikely that a man who is penetrating an HIV+ bottom MAN, will catch it from him if the receiver is positive. the penetrating HIV+ man will almost 100% of the times transmit it to whoever he is penetrating without a condom. the hype is that woman are giving it to men, NOT LIKELY. the MEN who are contracting it are 99% of the times getting penetrated in the ass w/out a condom....PEOPLE TEND TO NOT BE HONEST ON THE CONFIDENTIAL QUESTIONNAIRES THEY FILL OUT AT THE ANONYMOUS HIV TESTING SITES, THEREFORE THE CDC GETS INACCURATE INFORMATION WHEN REPORTING THEIR FINDINDS
Anonymous's picture

this also includes men who

this also includes men who are being penetrated by other men...the interior of the anus is just like a vagina as far as it being more of a surface for HIV to enter into the body. BOTTOMLINE, MEN ARE THE PRIMARY SPREADERS OF THIS DISEASE. I EVEN GO AS FAR TO SAYING GAY MEN, IN THE SENSE THAT THE DOWNLOW, IN THE CLOSET MEN ARE SWINGING BOTH WAYS. CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF WHEN BISEXUAL MEN GET WITH ANOTHER MAN, THEY MORE THAN LIKELY WANT TO SUCK SOME DICK AND GET FUCKED!!! REMEMBER, IF HE CAN JUMP UP AND DOWN IN PUSSY ANY TIME HE WANTS TO, WHY WOULD HE WANT TO GO THROUGH THE SAME MOTIONS WITH ANOTHER MAN??? HE WANTS TO LAY ON HIS BACK, SPREAD HIS LEGS WIDE OPEN N GET DICKED DOWN!!! DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!!!
Anonymous's picture

Another point, women are

Another point, women are biologically more likely to become infected with HIV than men due to the fact that there is a greater percentage of HIV contained in semen than in vaginal fluid, more semen is exchanged; and there is more area on the surface of the vagina. Hence the African American female is more susceptible to contracting HIV from males than are males from females.
Anonymous's picture

Exactly - the nature of being

Exactly - the nature of being on the down low says the guy isn't trying to admit his homosexuality. A lot of times dudes are lying to themselves. The data will always be flawed.
SweetDivaT's picture

I will speak on this matter

I will speak on this matter because being a healthcare professional and having a Gay friend, who has done extensive research on this situation, I am justified in saying that Sherri, who may not be an expert, is on the money with this one. First, it is extremely hard to come out in the Black community because of fear of being scorned and ridiculed. Thus, many of OUR man do engage, and might I add on a regular basis, in same-sex intercourse. Secondly, if you don't take Sherri and D.L. seriously, then I'm pretty sure you should take the CDC seriously. According to the CDC (2006) 1.1 million people in American had HIV/AIDS and blacks accounted for 46% of that population. Something is happening in our communities and even if the facts come from a baby, should we not listen to factual information, cautionary statistics. The point of this debate was to shed some light on the subject. Stop shooting the messengers and go out there and raise awareness. Another point that needs to be made is we as Black Americans should stop putting people in boxes; embrace your differences and people will not be afraid to be themselves. We scrutinize each other and scare each other into corners, which only gives way to hypocritical actions such as down-low relationships
YBF's picture

God bless you and the

God bless you and the gentleman for your honesty and knowledge,its one too many ppl out and about not worried enough about themselves and are too scared to hear whats what! that cant happen when its the truth out there and no one wants to be open to dealing with it, even those who are not positive need to really be sensitive to eacch person situation. it doesnt matter if we know them or not . opening and ear never hurt anyone and it cant prevent so much from happening, god is making things available for a change to happen within everyone no matter choice of partner. no judgements need be made when ppl are giving others an opprotunity to open at least one eye
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kiki's picture

At what point in time did

At what point in time did Comedians become Social experts? Just asking.
I'm an Expert, Can't you Tell by my Diction?'s picture

This country is becoming a

This country is becoming a nanny/baby state and too PC.You can't say anything without offending someone or without the need to apologized. I believed HIV/AIDS is a man made disease.
Anonymous's picture

Sherri Shepherd and DL

Sherri Shepherd and DL Hughley are idiots and definitely need to apologize!
MW09's picture

Sisters and brothers – if you

Sisters and brothers – if you are conscious enough, you will listen to what Marcus Garvey said. He said, paraphrasing, that blacks are more prone to believe propaganda quicker than any other race. I happen to believe him. Do not believe everything you hear, see, or read. Investigate. Know your history. If we know the contributions blacks have made to the world, comments like, “We’ve got to do better” wouldn’t exist. We ARE doing better. Do not believe the hype or what the white media is feeding you. They want you to feel bad about yourself and your community. THINK and READ. If we spend more time doing so, we wouldn’t be worried about what celebrities are saying or doing.
Anonymous's picture

I read a little about Marcus

I read a little about Marcus Garvey. He led a very colorful life. It is amazing to read what blacks did when the white man made a living keeping us down. That is why I get so annoyed with Sherri. She knows nothing and DOESN'T WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING IF YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR FINGER ON A SCRIPTURE. People like her make me sick to my stomach. Her and Mo'nique.....black women dont' shave their legs...It's like UGGHHH!!! This is 2010. Not all black people have the same exact experience anymore. We are not 2 years out of slavery. Everything that comes out of Sherri's mouf is wrong, wrong, wrong. The only time she shuts her big fat mouth is when they talk about politics and geography. I"m so sick of her "ummmm hmmmm gurlll," chit.......
Bronze duchess's picture

@Bronze – they still make a

@Bronze – they still make a living trying to keep us down. White supremacy is just as relevant today as it was 400 years ago, and they benefit from attempting to keep us ignorant of our history and accomplishments. Racism hasn’t and won’t go away, it’s just the methods have changed. May I suggest you read, “The Miseducation of the Negro,” and “Slavery: The African American Psychic Trauma.” Think about it: Whenever the black man tried to do something for the black race, they were all killed be it Malcolm, Martin, Marcus Garvey, etc. May I also mentioned that when blacks tried to get together (have you heard of Oklahoma’s Black Wall Street), they were destroyed. Did you know mathematics was started in Africa (go to Youtube and look at the lecture on fractals.) There’s a lot we don’t know about our history and it’s about time we find out.
Anonymous's picture

I'm very well acquainted with

I'm very well acquainted with Black Wall Street, the Real McCoy and others but WE need to stop looking at the past and try and try again. It did not stop the Jews. Hell.... Hitler tried to kill them in one swoop. But I refuse to play into this victimhood mentality. I REFUSE! Plus the white man too busy selling out America. If we wanted a Black Wall street today...we can have it!!! Time to stop blaming the white man for our failures.
Bronze duchess's picture

Exactly..we need to STOP

Exactly..we need to STOP blaming others for our actions. It's 2010 and "we" as a people HAVE OVERCOME so many obstacles, why continue to dwell in things that we can overcome?
Nika's picture

You have no clue as to what

You have no clue as to what you are talking about, hon, and I don’t have the time or energy to explain it to you. If you want the TRUTH, read those two items I mentioned in my previous post to clue you in on reality.
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