GLAAD, the Gay-Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has gone hard against ABC and ‘The View’ about recent comments made by host Sherri Shepherd and guest host DL Hughley. On the show, which aired June 22, Shepherd and Hughley linked the high rate of HIV among straight women in the black community to black men being on the “down low,” or having sex with other men in private.
“When you look at the prevalence of HIV in the African-American community, it’s primarily young women who are getting it from men who are on the down-low,” Hughley said. He mentioned this while discussing the recent FDA ban on gay and bi-sexual men donating blood.
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