Gay Issues

Video: 'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger Offends Gays, Jews

| by Michael Allen

'Millionaire Matchmaker' host Patti Stanger appeared on 'Watch What Happens Live' on Sunday night (video below) to talk about dating, but repeatedly used gay and Jewish stereotypes that offended viewers and made host Andy Cohen uncomfortable.

When a gay caller phoned in with questions, Stanger said: "In the gay world, it will always be open. I've tried to curb you people." Cohen responded, "I'm down for the monogamy," but Stanger burst out laughing, "When was the last time you had a boyfriend?"

Another gay caller said he was looking for a committed relationship in Los Angeles, but was having trouble finding people with the same priorities. Stanger answered: "You're very handsome. I thought you were straight."

When a female 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.

As Stanger made her comments, viewers flooded social media platforms about her stereotyping, using the hashtag #CancelStanger.

Stanger seemed oblivious, later tweeting: "Love that I was trending last night between Packers & Sisterwives!"