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Patti Stanger Offends Jewish and Gay Viewers on 'Watch What Happens Live' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 26th 2011 12:10PM
'Millionaire Matchmaker' host Patti Stanger has built a career on giving people dating guidance, but Sunday night on 'Watch What Happens Live,' her advice veered into offensive territory. Taking calls from viewers, Stanger repeatedly packaged gay and Jewish stereotypes as insight in a segment that offended viewers and made host Andy Cohen visibly uncomfortable.

Things started to get uncomfortable when a gay man called in asking a question about maintaining an open long-term relationship. Stanger said, "In the gay world, it will always be open," and continued, "I've tried to curb you people." She then referenced a gay sex site.

Andy Cohen recoiled in shock. "I'm down for the monogamy," he said, pushing back on her comments. She immediately burst out laughing. "When was the last time you had a boyfriend?" she asked, incredulously.

Another caller hit on similar themes, and got a similar response from Stanger. He called in saying that he was looking for a committed relationship in L.A., but was having trouble finding people with the same priorities. "You're very handsome," she said, "I thought you were straight." She then clarified that he wasn't "queeny," as Cohen made a funny face that expressed his discomfort.

Stanger doled out more simplistic advice on other groups. When a caller said a lot of the men she'd been dating recently were telling her only what she wanted to hear, Stanger, who is Jewish, immediately asked, "Are they Jewish?" before proclaiming that "they lie." The caller then clarified that the guys she'd been dating weren't Jewish.

"So I'm a non-monogamous liar," Cohen responded, half in jest.

As Stanger made her comments, viewers flooded social media platforms to voice their displeasure with her stereotyping, rallying around the hashtag #CancelStanger. For her part, Stanger seems oblivious that some found her comments offensive, tweeting, "Love that I was trending last night between Packers & Sisterwives!" Andy Cohen has yet to publicly comment on the segment.

Update: Stanger has clarified her comments, tweeting "Attn male Gays: I support you & my comment on WWHL was to a LA guy who can't find commitment...It's true LA gays toughest nuts to crack to monogamy!"






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rhendricks94

everyone shut up everything patti says is true! yes of course some time it can go a little to far. but come on! lets be honest here.

September 29 2011 at 2:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
politickwoman1

Patti displays an arrogant and mean disposition even on her own show, Some of her advice is ridiculous and rarely do the couples continue an on going relationship. She is very unpleasant to watch and doesn't hesitate to ridicule people on her show. I find nothing attractive about her in looks or personality. For anyone to agree with the demeaning comments she has made, are only those who disrepect people in general. Why would anyone agree with such disparaging remarks? It says alot about Patti and a great deal about those in agreement with her. She should be ashamed of herself and start improving on her personality. She appears to be very unhappy in her life, and she needs to adjust her personality. Peoople who are unhappy with their own lives, seem to find solace in ridiculing others. I have watched her show a few times and have always found her to be obnoxious and overbearing. It is amazing how she expects those who are on her show to look and act a certain way. However, her own staff needs to adjust their own attire, as they look ridiculous. They certainly do not present a professional look, though they might be very nice people.

September 28 2011 at 9:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
louw95

This crap is based on generalizations using words like "They" "Gay and Jewish men...no specifics with this clown Stanger. If one wanted to generalize, we could have a great time with her general looks and gestures.

September 28 2011 at 8:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DixieBird

PATTI IS JEWISH TO AND SHE KNOWS WHAT SHES TALKING ABOUT. SHE GIVES OUT GREAT ADVISE ON HER SHOW. I WISH SHE COULD FIND ME SOMEONE, BUT I KNOW THAT WOULDN'T BE POSSIBLE LOL, HER OFFICE IS FAR FROM ME AND I'M NOT YOUNGER LIKE THE GIRLS SHE HAS ON THE SHOW LOL.

September 28 2011 at 8:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DixieBird

PEOPLE DON'T WANNA HEAR THE TRUTH !!!!!!!! THE TRUTH HURTS LOL. I WENT OUT WITH A JEWISH GUY, AND HE WAS A LIAR TO. I CAUGHT HIM LIEING A COUPLE TIMES. IF THEY HAVE A DAUGHTER FORGET IT TO, YOU WILL ALWAYS COME LAST BEHIND THE KID, YOU NEVER COME FIRST LOL. THATS JUST HOW IT IS, AND THE EX WIFE ALWAYS GETS EVERYTHING (THE JEWISH PRINCESS LOL).

September 28 2011 at 8:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sickythirteen

Wow, so when a pretty woman offends people, it's okay? But when others do it even if they've apologized or actually JOKED about it, WHOA WATCH OUT NOW!
Give me a break....
I wonder if you guys will still excuse her if she ever decides to offend America.... Ooooooooohhh.

September 28 2011 at 3:07 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
J.

Seriously, WHO CARES?????? So tired of people getting offended at anything that is said this country anymore. WHO CARES what this woman said or who she supposedly offended? There are other things to worry about, this country is in the toilet anymore.

September 28 2011 at 2:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
footearowl

Right on Patti, you go ahead and beat up on em all you want baby!!!! People can't even make a lousy joke anymore without a bunch of rump-rangers gettin their lil panties all in a wad!! Firtht you guyth gotta learn to thtop thpeaking with a lithp and maybe the you can get ur mangy 2 thenth worth in! LOL

September 28 2011 at 1:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RED SKULL

i always suspected her stupidity now it has been confirmed. go lay down by your dish Pattie.

September 27 2011 at 9:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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footearowl

red skull ehh? hmm, that kinda name denotes a "certain behavior, lifestyle, attitude" kinda thing doesn't it?! Hey lay sweet little Patti too!!

September 28 2011 at 1:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rb4028

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September 27 2011 at 8:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Mary Secor

That is the most idiotic, racist statement.. how dare you? Are you sure that you are not one of the 'communist hunters' of the McCarthy days?

September 28 2011 at 1:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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