The View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck offer this priceless theory why some women come out later in life as lesbians: "Older men are going for younger women leaving the women with no one."
Joy Behar for the win: "Being gay is not just holding hands and walking through the tulips. I don't think you suddenly wake up one day and say, 'Oh, I wanted to do that.' You wanted to do it, but you were just trapped in a system that has just said, 'get married.'"
So do older men come as gay because ... the older women are all lesbians? Or there are not enough younger women available? SMH.
In related news: This afternoon, President Obama will tape a segment of The View, making history as the first sitting president to visit a daytime talk. Between Sherri Shepherd's recent comments on the "down low" and Hasselbeck wingnut sociological theories, there's plenty to discuss.
The episode will air on Thursday.
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 whyblack 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."
Shepherd remains popular among many black gay men in the entertainment industry and on Twitter. SMH. Watch Hughley and Shepherd spread HIV/AIDS myths to millions of viewers AFTER THE JUMP ...
Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, Joy Behar slams FOX News race-baiter-in-chief Glenn Beck as "frequently ridiculous" and a publicity freak. "He used to an alcoholic and a drug addict. He's replaced those addictions with an addiction to ... acting out and saying crazy things."