GLAAD went after D.L. Hughley and Sherri Shepard in Variety recently with a full page ad against the comedians latest comments on ‘The View’ during a debate over the FDA’s decision to not allow homosexuals to donate blood. They were making a point that black men on the “DL” have given black women HIV at an alarming rate and there is a connection. D.L. Hughley expressed to the group that the FDA has substantial reasoning behind their decision based on black women’s climbing HIV rates. But, he also doesn’t agree with government regulation of the homosexual community.
Well GLAAD felt that their remarks equates the gay community with having HIV/AIDS. But the real issue with GLAAD should be with the FDA’s decision to ban gays from donating blood. D.L. and Sherri are simply clarifying the FDA’s decision from their experience and the statistics that have been gleaned from common health statistics we all have seen for ourselves.
Listen to their commentary and you will see that it is fair conversation and GLAAD needs to refocus their energy: