Millionaire Matchmaker Continues Homophobic Tirade During ‘Apology’
When I told you yesterday about Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti Stanger’s homophobic and anti-Semitic rant on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. Today, not so much.
For those just joining the story, Stanger’s worldview is one in which gays are incapable of monogamy, all Jewish men are liars, it is more attractive to appear straight than gay, and a good blowjob is the key to an engagement ring from your boo. Host and network exec Andy Cohen, a gay Jew, literally jerked uncontrollably in his seat for the duration of her gabfest.
Immediately after her comments hit the air on Bravo, Twitter lit up like a Christmas tree with the hashtag #CancelStanger, calling for Andy Cohen to pull the plug on her show. Stanger seemed to delight in the attention she was receiving, oblivious to the offensive stereotypes she was promoting.
Someone at Bravo attempted to nip this thing in the bud, and booked her on The Joy Behar Show last night to make a formal apology. And that’s when things got even worse.
Behar is visibly annoyed with Stanger by the close of the segment. And Patti, bless her ignorant little heart, just cannot stop herself from breaking into a smile as she is read some of the criticism her offensive comments received. It’s quite frankly bizarre, and reminiscent of chastising a child who is not sorry for her actions, and is simply delighting in the attention her bad behavior has garnered.
“My (gay) friend was on the show last night. He said, ‘Patti this is what it’s like around the country. This is the gay community.’ I said, ‘I’m trying to curb them. Now this is not the lesbian. The lesbian gets involved. They move in together. They’re quiet. They’re at peace. But the gay men. They whip it out at eyelock. They get involved, and then they find out later whether or not they want a serious relationship.’”
OK, TIME THE F OUT. STOP SAYING “CURB THESE PEOPLE.” Immediately. The gay community is not a pack of dogs, and you certainly weren’t placed on this earth to discipline us, lady.
She continues, “And I hope they use the privilege in New York of gay marriage, because now they have it. And a lot of gays aren’t getting married, even though they’ve got the privilege.”
It’s at this point that my head turns beet red and steam start whistling out my ears, waking the neighbors that share my floor in this apartment building. “The privilege?” How dare this woman diminish our decades-long fight for our civil rights, for equality by deigning it a privilege we have been offered by the state of New York?!
I’m normally one to let cooler heads prevail, but I have heard enough from Patti Stanger now to last a lifetime. Her views are venomous, discriminatory, and disturbing.
Attention Bravo: #CancelStanger.