FALSE. The late Donna Summer was rumored to have said that AIDS was god’s punishment for homosexuality. She was boycotted by gay fans. The statement, however, was completely untrue. Gays have never “boycotted” Ross. People certainly don’t like her because of her ascent at Motown. Many other artists, particularly female singers with “better” voices have always felt Ross shouldn’t have gotten her due. The fact of the matter is, Ross didn’t “do” anything to anyone. She was the primary lead singer on the group’s earliest album. Much of what was dramatized in “Dreamgirls”, a wonderful musical and film, is fiction. Ross’s “pop” friendly voice resonated with white folks more than say, a larger, more powerful voiced singer may have. The Supremes were hits with teenagers of all colors as well as the supper club audiences.