Referring to Los Angeles, she told Behar, “Whether you’re straight or gay, that’s a player town… the gays in Los Angeles… [it’s] what’s going on in my show, which [has shot] from Los Angeles for the past five years. I have put gay dating on the map. There was no Logo then, no H8 campaign. I’m an advocate for gay marriage. I have more gay friends than Carter has pills.”
She then recalled a conversation with her friend, designer Marc Bouwer, who she says told her, “Patti, this is what it’s like around the country. This is the gay community!” Stanger’s response, “I’m trying to curb them!” she told Behar — which is similar to the same comment that got her in trouble on Andy Cohen‘s Watch What Happens Live, which airs on Bravo, the same network as her reality show, Millionaire Matchmaker.
Stanger then went on. “This is not the lesbian. They get involved, move in together. They’re quiet, they’re at peace.”
“But the gay man,” she went on, “they whip it out at eye lock! They get involved, and then find out later whether or not they want a serious relationship. And I hope they use the privilege in New York for gay marriage because they have it. A lot of gays aren’t getting married!”
Behar then told her she “went wrong” by making a sweeping statement.
Stanger replied, “I apologize if GLAAD was offended. I was the first person for gay marriage. I put it on the map, on television, where every network fought me, and I’m still there in the trenches.”
Bravo apologized for Stanger’s comments on Monday.
“Bravo regrets the comments expressed by Patti Stanger on Watch What Happens Live last night,” a network spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. “Her comments are not representative of the network’s beliefs and opinions. We apologize for the offense it caused.”
Stanger also released a statement: “I am so sorry. I did not mean to offend anyone with my comments last night on Watch What Happens Live.”
Some viewers called for Stanger to be fired after declaring gay people can’t be monogamous and saying, “I have tried to curb ‘you people.'” She then complimented a person who called into the show by telling him he wasn’t “queen-y.”
She has yet to address her comment that “Jewish men lie.”