What did Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger say to offend the gay community? On a Bravo talk show, Watch What Happens Live, Stanger told a gay male who called in to the show “there is no curbing gay men”, suggesting that men who are gay aren’t capable of a monogamous relationship.
Since the show aired on September 25, Stanger has apologized but Bravo, the network that also airs Stanger’s popular show, Millionaire Matchmaker, does not seem pleased with her offensive comments.
“Bravo regrets the comments expressed by Patti Stanger. … Her comments are not representative of the network’s beliefs and opinions. We apologize for the offense it caused.”
The conversation during the call that is upsetting many in the gay community involves a caller who asked about being monogamous in a long distance relationship.
Stanger tells the caller “In the gay world, it will always be open. Are you straight or gay?” The caller answers, “Gay.”
Stanger fires back, “Ok, well then you’re ok….” to which host Andy Cohen comments, “So the gays can have open relationships but…”
That is when Stanger states, “There is no curbing the gays…I have tried to curb you people.”
There is no statement yet from Bravo host Andy Cohen, who look just a bit shocked when Stanger made her ‘no curbing gay men’ comment.
In a statement to GLAAD, Stranger said, “I am so sorry. I did not mean to offend anyone with my comments last night on Watch What Happens Live.
She also took to her Twitter account to spread the word that she was apologetic about the situation.
@PattiStanger: So sorry – didn’t mean to offend anyone. Love you all. X0
Stanger made an appearance on HLN’s “The Joy Behar Show,” and claimed that her comments about gays and monogamy were directed to gay men in Los Angeles. (see video left)
To add fuel to the fire, on the same show Sunday night, Stanger also thought a gay caller was straight and told him it was a “compliment” that she assumed he wasn’t gay.
“First of all, you’re very handsome.” Stanger told the caller. “I thought you were straight, so that’s a compliment.”
Cohen asked: “I don’t know why being straight is a compliment. Why is being straight a compliment?”
Stanger: “Because he’s not queeny.
She then said to Cohen: “Like you want a queen. I don’t think so.”
Stangers comments should not come as a surprise to those who watch her show. She doesn’t mince words with her Millionaire Matchmaker clients and her no frills attitude isn’t just directed at gay men.
Stanger also said during the show on Sunday that “Jewish men lie” and in a recent interview, she suggested that smart women to “dumb it down” to get a man.