September 26, 2011 3:57pm PT by Jethro Nededog
Bravo Expresses Regret Over Patti Stanger's Anti-Jewish and Anti-Gay Comments
Bravo has issued a statement on comments made by the star of its reality series, Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger, which offended viewers on Sunday’s Watch What Happens: Live.
“Bravo regrets the comments expressed by Patti Stanger on Watch What Happens Live last night,” a network spokesperson tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Her comments are not representative of the network’s beliefs and opinions. We apologize for the offense it caused.”
As THR reported previously, Stanger has apologized for the comments on Twitter. But, the reality star has also released an official statement.
“I am so sorry,” Stanger’s statement reads. “I did not mean to offend anyone with my comments last night on Watch What Happens Live.”
It all started when Stanger said that gay men have problems with monogamy on Sunday night’s live episode of Andy Cohen’s talk show. She also asserted that Jewish men lie.
On Monday, the reality star limited her statements about gay men to those residing in Los Angeles, then tweeted an apology a couple hours later. She has yet to respond to the comments about Jewish men specifically.
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