The View took up the subject of the Food and Drug Administration ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. Co-hosting the show: The gay-obsessive D.L. Hughley, who used the opportunity to ignore the Centers for Disease Control's findings and discuss his favorite topic.
"When you look at the prevalence of HIV in the African-American community it's primarily young women," Hughley erroneously stated, ignoring the long-term and recent CDC data. "And they are getting it from men who are on the 'down low'."
Shepherd, who does not believe in evolution and believes the Earth is flat, then added: "The 'down low' is African-American men have sex with men and then have sex with their girlfriends. Or their wives. They're husbands as well. It's very prevalent in the African American community. Very!":
Is it really Sherri? Much much so than say, heterosexuality?
Ironically the discussion on black gay/bisexual men and HIV was saved by ... Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who asked, "Is it that much more difficulty to come out in the black community? Why" And former CNN reporter Thomas Roberts also reminded everyone that HIV/AIDS is often spread through heterosexuality.
After Elton recapped the segment and notes: "At least Hasselbeck bothered to ask why black men are more likely to be on the down low. Sherri and D.L. were quick to say that gay men were heavily stigmatized in the African-American community. They totally missed the irony that they were doing the stigmatizing right themselves."