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Instead Of Correcting Its HIV Misinformation, The View Will Continue Expressing ‘Interpretations of Data’

On June 22, during a discussion about blood donation and the transmission of HIV/AIDS, a guest moderator on the show expressed his interpretation of data about one way the virus can be transmitted. The topic of HIV/AIDS has been raised many times over the show’s 13 years, with many voices and opinions contributing to a conversation that we expect to continue as long as The View is on the air.

—ABC’s please-go-away statement regarding The View‘s Sherri Shepherd (with guest host D.L. Hughley) blaming high HIV rates among blacks on downlow gay men [via]

On:           Jul 16, 2010
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    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      Hey ABC, interpret this: FUCK YOU.

      Jul 16, 2010 at 10:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chopsie

      The “interpret data” like the GOP…

      Jul 16, 2010 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.

      Hey, ABC – a question: would saying that “the View was the daytime’s third highest rated show with 4.42 million total viewers for the [female] 18-34 group” means “women aged 18-34 are morons” be inflammatory and wrong, or just an interpretation of data?

      Jul 16, 2010 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Qjersey

      As if DL and Sherri have actually read any data.

      Jul 16, 2010 at 10:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Acorn

      The perfect question to have been asked is how Africa has 88% of people living with HIV? A nation on the “downlow”?

      Jul 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • neal

      Africa is not a Nation.

      Jul 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.

      (And the infection rate isn’t 88% either.)

      Jul 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe

      The only data is that one must be HIV positive to transmit the virus. It has nothing to do with down low black blatino white men on black latin asian white women all lickin and suckin and fuckin each other without that ingredient. Tell those bitches to stuff it.

      Jul 16, 2010 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bruce

      I totally agree with the notion that this ABC statement was a “go away” statement. Well, perhaps it’s time we in the GLBT community told ABC to “go away”. Joy, Sherri, Barbra etc can all join it.

      Jul 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toby

      This is misinformation as well as Thomas Roberts being 37! A lot of twisting of information on THE VIEW.

      Jul 16, 2010 at 8:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joey O'H

      That’s the problem. Sherri and DL didn’t read anything before making their uneducated comments. I found them both to be very offensive. The View has become more and more, “the All About Sherri Shepard Uneducated Thoughts and Opinions Show.”
      I found both of them to be rude to Thomas Roberts in not allowing him the proper time to speak.
      Would Sherri have been upset if someone would have suggested that black women be taken out of the blood donation pool since they are having sex with men on the downlo?
      Bill Geddie has a responsibility to que his hosts and co-hosts (as well as themnselves) are making educated comments and less uneducated gueeses. ABC has been dropping the ball as of late and Sherri’s ass needs to go.

      Jul 17, 2010 at 8:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Factfag

      Although Africa is inhabited by just over 14.7% of the world’s population, it is estimated to have more than 88% of people living with HIV and 92% of all AIDS deaths in 2007. UNAIDS. “2008 report on the global AIDS epidemic”. http://www.unaids.org/en/KnowledgeCentre/HIVData/GlobalReport/2008/2008_Global_report.asp. Retrieved March 1, 2010.

      Jul 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael L.

      Sherri Sheperd is the most vile “human being” (and I use that term loosely) on television. She has single handedly, with her no neck ghetto ass weaves, turned a once semi-watchable show in to filth that MANY gay people boycott. Elizabeth is a reality show reject, but this one was the replacment for Rosie and the absolute most annoying, misinformed and happily ignorant trash on television. All gays and gay allies should boycott this homophobic platform of a show. I know personally MANY of my friends have for 2 years now and genuinly don’t feel like we’re missing anything other than hormonal woman yapping away about nonsense.
      DL Hughly’s show got canceled after the third episode, so him being there as a guest is soooooo fitting. Third rate “talent” for a third rate show.

      Jul 22, 2010 at 12:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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