Reality personality Patti Stanger, known as the “Millionaire Matchmaker,” used an appearance on Joy Behar’s HLN show to try to quell a firestorm that erupted over recent comments she made that have been interpreted as gay bashing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
TVWeek reported Monday on her original comments, made on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” in which she also had controversial things to say about Jewish men.
On the Behar show, Stanger included something of an apology for her gay comments: "I apologize if GLAAD [the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation] 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."
Earlier, Bravo issued an apology for Stanger’s comments on “Watch What Happens Live,” and Stanger also released a statement apologizing.
But she continued to stand by her opinions in the Joy Behar appearance, saying: "This is not the lesbian. They get involved, move in together. They’re quiet, they’re at peace. But the gay man, they whip it out at eye lock! They get involved, and then find out later whether or not they want a serious relationship.”
Here’s a video of Stanger’s appearance on the Behar show: