Patti Stanger Apologizes For Anti-Gay Comments — Kinda

Posted on September 26th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger had some disparaging things to say about gays and Jewish men, and she's issuing her form of an apology.

The Bravo reality star was a guest on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live Sunday night when she said, "In the gay world, it will always be open ... There is no curbing the gay man." Then she said, "Jewish men lie."

Andy, who is both gay and Jewish, responded, "So I'm a non-monogamous liar?"

Fans have come down hard on Patti, so she issued this sort-a apology on Twitter:

"Attn male Gays: I support you & my comment on WWHL was to LA guys who can't find commitment..."
"...It's true LA gays toughest nuts to crack to monogamy!"

Then Patti had to issue an apology to the LA gay community:

So sorry to LA gays @glaad if I offended you. X0

A Bravo spokesperson provided the following: “Bravo regrets the comments expressed by Patti Stanger on Watch What Happens Live last night. Her comments are not representative of the network’s beliefs and opinions. We apologize for the offense it caused.”


  • 8 Responses

    1. Inis Magrath says:

      Attn Patti Stanger: … and your apology to all Jewish men? We’re waiting…

    2. Turkey Lurkey says:

      It’s a shame that Bravo used to be a network that supported diversity and it took this ignorant sack of flesh to set it back. Andy is Bravo’s poster-child of diversity as an openly gay man in management with his own talk show. I guess that makes Patti Bravo’s poster child of racism, sexism, and overall hate.

    3. gg says:

      Oh brother, talk about back-peddling!  I quit watching her show, she stereotypes everyone that is on, of course she knows everything about everyone.  What is it with her and JZ, “know-it-alls”…and they are going into a production venture.  Right, I really want to watch that. 

    4. GottaCross136 says:

      Everyone OVERreacting to Patti’s comments needs to take 10 HUGE breaths, and RELAX. Was what she said the most effective, sensitive, or politically correct way to address the question? Of course not. Could what she said have been construed as bigoted or hateful? Absolutely! But before we through anthrax-soaked PR hand grenades at Patti, let’s take a step or two in her shoes and maybe we can come to a more enlightened position. Consider this, Patti’s job for several decades (and she’s clearly pretty good at it) is to take a limited set of data about people and their traits and use deductive reasoning to create the most illustrious picture she can about a person with a minimal amount of information. For example, my 3 closest friends that are members of the LA LGBT scene all agree that the single, hardest thing about being a gay man in LA is finding someone who can commit and be monogamous. Is it more hateful that a straight female matchmaker says the same thing that a significant number of men in LA complain to their friends about every day?? If Andy was a real journalist, rather than making an inflammatory comment, he would have given his colleague (they’re both employed by Bravo therefore they’re colleagues) an opportunity to refine the blunt, sweeping, observations she made. 

      Was she wrong to say those things? Yes. Was her apology flimsy and detracting from the point? Yes. Is Patti an anti-homo, anti-semite, who would like nothing more than to see the demise of all gays and Jews?? Get the F outta here! If you want to crusade for the LGBT don’t waste your time bitching and complaining about a reality TV personality and complain to the people in your state legislatures that restricting or preventing the advance of LGBT civil rights. 

    5. James Smith says:

      She should listen to the same words she said about Brad Pitt – YOU CAN’T TAKE IT BACK PATTI. And just because she is now BFF’s with Jill Zarin who is the Queen of saying stuff then apologizing, doesn’t mean people buy it. I for one, hope this was enough for Bravo to yank her off the network. She is a disgusting woman who can’t even land a man of her own — unless she has been in a committed relationship (long term) of her own, she has no business telling other people what to do, how to dress, how to look, etc. – In the words of Dr. Phil “How’s that working for ya?”

    6. Tds301 says:

      Oh who cares?? She is such a hypocrite anyways. She dumped her man and then *KEPT* the ring – something she has always told everyone not to do. She says she has a 99% success rate, but her show is all about the dates NOT working out. Ug. Time for Bravo to smell the steaming pile they have before them and sweep up the front porch. 

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