‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ Under Fire
"Matchmaker" Patti Stanger put her stiletto in her mouth once again (Tommy Garcia/Bravo)
While speaking about open long-distance relationships, Stanger remarked, "In the gay world, it will always be open... There is no curbing the gay man." After that, she turned to the program's openly gay host, Andy Cohen, and said, "I have tried to curb you people." She also stated that "Jewish men lie."
The comments about gay men came as a shock to many, as Stanger has gone on record as supporting the gay community. She campaigned on behalf of gay marriage and appeared on a NOH8 advertisement.
This isn't the first time Stanger left her filter at home. Last week, Stanger spoke on the TV program "New York Live," where she shared her views on the women of the Big Apple. She called New York females "city snobs" and then suggested that women are better off hiding their intelligence in front of men. "You've got to dumb it down a little because men are not that bright," Stanger said.
The comments have not gone over well with the general public. Almost immediately following her appearance on "Watch What Happens Live," the angry tweets started rolling in. Reality TV Magazine writes that after a recent episode of "Millionaire Matchmaker," a slew of tweets went up, "most of which were demanding that Patti Stanger be fired."
Many of the tweets aren't suitable for family viewing. However, this one sums up the general feeling: "All I have to say about Patti Stanger is ew, just ew." But not everyone thinks this is news. Questioning the outrage, one person writes, "Why is it news that Patti Stanger was/is offensive? That's Patti."
Web searches on the outspoken host soared. Over the past 24 hours, online lookups for "patti stanger" jumped over 212%. Related lookups on "patti stanger show" also spiked. She may not be making any friends, but she is making news.
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