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Sherri Shepherd Apologizes For ‘Anti-Gay’ Comments

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On Tuesday morning, Sherri Shepherd took a moment to apologize for some of the perceived anti-gay remarks she made during a recent interview with Fusion.

“Working on a talk show that’s centered in the opinion business, there’s been several things that I’ve shared in the press that have upset people, and typically I don’t respond to the criticism,” Shepherd said on ABC’s The View. “However, I’d like to say I’m truly sorry to anyone I’ve offended with the viewpoints I expressed on Alicia Menendez Tonight on the Fusion network.”

“My interview was misrepresented, and only a portion of my comments were used as a headline to give the impression that I was condemning members of the LGBT community living in their own truth. In the interview, I express I was raised as a child to have a certain set of beliefs, but my beliefs have evolved significantly as my own personal relationship with Christ has increased.”

During a recent interview with Fusion’s host, Alicia Menendez, Shepherd explained her thoughts on homosexuality after being asked what people’s biggest misconception of her. “I think people don’t know my heart. I think they feel I’m very judgmental. I think people feel I’m very homophobic. If they knew me and knew my heart … If you come to me respectfully and ask me about my beliefs, I’ll talk to you about anything.”

Menendez then asks the host, “Are you anti-gay? Sherri responded, “You grow up being a Christian and you have grown up believing homosexuality is a sin, you’re going to hell if you’re a homosexual. This is something that I grew up believing. I always tell people, ‘I may not agree with your lifestyle, but I love you. You may not agree with my lifestyle, but you love me.'”

“Some people say it’s a choice. I don’t say it’s a choice. If you tell me, ‘Sherri, I was born gay.’ OK. I’m not gonna argue with you, because I can’t tell  you how you feel and what’s going on inside. I’m trying to make it to heaven by the skin of my teeth … So if you tell me you’re born [gay], I’m not gonna argue with you. And I absolutely respect you for that. I just ask that people respect how I feel and respect how you feel and we can have a great dialogue. And then afterwards, lets go get a drink.”

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  1. zahzee

    January 21, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Sherri demands “respect” for her hate? On 2007’s “The View,” she
    didn’t know the earth was round. Read a book, dumbass~~no1’s going to respect
    you for being ignorant. Toss the fairy-tale, hate-recommending bible &
    evolve…science has replaced these stupid 2,000+-yr-old men. What you were fed
    in church 45 yrs ago has also changed. You’re the only 1 who hasn’t evolved.
    Still fat & dumb.

    • Jade

      January 22, 2014 at 6:21 AM

      Oh thank you, I thought it was just me. While your watching one day check out how Woopi looks at her, when she says something stupid.

  2. Jade

    January 22, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    That’s not the first time she has foot and mouth syndrome, when all the Miley stuff was going on w/the Ball thing which was fine in MY opinion, but she called Miley a WHORE, now what women that’s suppose to be so informed would call a young women a whore just because she had on underwear an a ball swinging, that’s the same as saying oh she had on those panties so it was okay to rape her, she judged Miley calling her a whore because of a video, I LOST ALL RESPECT for Sherri when she said that, so we could say that while she worked on Jami Foxx show, she was always acting like a whore, so we could say that she’s a whore? Pot Kettle

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