Somewhere during the 'is Mel Gibson a racist or just an asshole' conversation, Sherri Shepherd went off on people who use racist language, trying to pull it off with some lame anti-Canadian metaphor. Dumbass.
So as I haven't watched the show in ages, and the segment with actress Angie Harmon was simply boring, I googled The View to see what I had missed over the last few months and came across this whole brouhaha on the internet; on June 22, during a discussion of HIV rates among straight African American women, Shepherd blamed this on gay and bisexual men, an old myth that has long since been proven wrong by the Centre Disease Control. Apparently Shepherd and The View are refusing to correct her dumbass and homophobic 'blame the gays' remark.
This is disappointing, as The View, especially Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, are usually such friends of the gay community. True, Elisabeth Hasselback is a right wing cold-hearted 12th-century freak, though as of now has moved up (down?) to my second least favourite after stupid Shepherd.
GLAAD and the Black Aids Institute want The View to correct and apologize, and took out an ad in Variety today (see above). See more @ http://www.glaad.org/.