SHERRI SHEPHERD DEMONIZES GAY MEN ON NATIONAL TV!
Posted by antiintellect on June 22, 2010
Sherri Shepherd has never never been the brightest crayon in the tool box. If she isn’t maintaining that the earth is flat, she’s insisting some other asinine belief that isn’t backed up by anything other than her ability to believe it. I wasn’t going to tune into The View today because I honestly can’t stomach the show when Whoopi isn’t there, but I decided to tune in for whatever reason, and I was royally disappointed, even disgusted.
Today’s show featured comedian DL Hughely and Thomas Roberts who joined the women to chime in on different topics. Somewhere along the line the topic of HIV/AIDS rates came up and the conversation took an intellectual nose dive. DL Hughely chimed in that he thinks that men who give women HIV should be jailed as he likened the act to committing murder. He also took offense to the notion that anyone would paint HIV/AIDS as a completely black disease and that just because rates were high among blacks thats no reason to demonize them because of it. He seemingly took no issue with the historical marginalization of gay men and the disease, but he was real upset about it happening to blacks.
Sherri Shepherd then began to perpetuate the media narrative of the helpless black woman totally incapable of defending herself from HIV/AIDS. Thomas Roberts to his credit tried to bring the focus back to people taking responsibility for their own sexual health but Sherri wasn’t having it. She said that HIV rates were higher among gays to which Thomas corrected her saying that infection rates were in fact highest among black women. And then Sherri went in for the ignorant win. There was a little trepidation in her voice like maybe I shouldn’t say this, but she forged right ahead with her ignorance and never looked back.
Sherri Shepherd said on national television!!
That the reason HIV/AIDS rates were so high among black women is because they have sex with gay men.
Yes you heard me correctly Sherri Shepherd said the reason why HIV/AIDS rates were so high among black women was because they have sex with gay men.
I thought we were past this blame game, where we created the gay “boogy man” to cover up our own inability to come to terms with our responsibility in our sexual health?
AIDS is caused by the HIV virus not be gay men.
HIV is spread primarily through unprotected sex, that of which a lot of heterosexual women continue to engage in because they think HIV is a gay disease.
When do we start taking responsibility for our own sexual health instead of placing the burden on the other person? What was stopping the many black women who acquire HIV from using a condom with their partners?
It continues to amaze me that Sherri Shepherd has a platform, but I thought we were beyond the JL King brand of HIV awareness.
Keith Boykin said it best,
“All humans cheat, and men of all races creep with women and men. Cheating and lying are both “fatal infections,” whether your partner is creeping with a woman or a man. For black women, the down low has become the classic scapegoat. It’s the reason why HIV is still not their problem even though infections continue to skyrocket among them. By focusing on the DL, they can point their fingers at “those shady, unidentifiable men who are doing it to us,” thus leaving black women disempowered to protect themselves.”
Sherri Shepherd sigh.
To contact ABC and voice your disappointment with Sherri Shepherd here is a link: http://abc.go.com/site/contact-us
Link to the CDC’s report on HIV/AIDS among women: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/women/resources/factsheets/women.htm