Patti Stanger makes controversial remarks about gay dating
Patti Stanger of "Millionaire Matchmaker" fame shocked some viewers on Sunday during "Watch What Happens Live" when she made some controversial remarks about the dating habits of homosexuals.
Stanger, who stars in a reality series about her business as a professional matchmaker for millionaires in Los Angeles, joined "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen, who is also the Executive Vice-President Original Programming and Development at Bravo, on Sunday night and gave out dating advice to callers into the program.
A viewer called in to ask about long distance dating and after Stanger, who is straight, provided a positive take on it. According to Entertainment Weekly, she asked the caller if he was gay. The caller said he was and then Stanger replied, "In the gay world, there's always going to be open [relationships]."
Andy Cohen, who is openly gay, then asked Stanger, "So wait, gays can have open relationships?"
"There's no curbing the gay ... I've tried to curb you people," Stanger replied. "I've decided to throw in the towel and just say, 'Do what you want. But when you find the right person, you will know.'"
Later on in the program, another homosexual viewer called in to talk about dating online. When Stanger saw the viewer on Skype, she told him, "You're very handsome. I thought you were straight ... that's a compliment."
Cohen made a face and later told Stanger, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "I don't know why being straight is a compliment."
She replied "Because he's not queen-y."
Stanger, who is Jewish, also criticized other groups of people. She said "Jewish men lie" and called New York women "snobs" and said they were "angry."
After her appearance on the show, Stanger's name was a trending topic on Twitter and some said Bravo should fire Stanger.
The reality star mostly remained quiet about any controversy about her appearance on her official Twitter account, only responding to two users, one who told her not to worry about the criticism and another who remarked that they took offense to Stanger's statements.
"I'm lil offend that u believe all gay ppl can't manage a long term committed relationship - was in 1 4 20yrs - faithfully," the user Paula_Kay_67 wrote to Stanger on Monday.
Stanger wrote back, "@Paula_Kay_67 gay men [love] variety. Customary 4 them to hook up 1st, get to know the man after. Commitment's hard when theres so much variety!"
Check out Stanger's appearance on the program below.