An ignorant statement from a cast member of VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”? Surprise, surprise. In an attempt to show support for singer Frank Ocean, who recently revealed his bisexuality, rapper Lil Scrappy has managed to incite public outrage and reveal just how uneducated folks are about the AIDS epidemic. In a phone interview with TMZ, he said:

“I’m glad that he came out. So that all the real women, who love to mess with real men, ya know, the straight men, we can keep the AIDS situation down.” [He] continued, “[homosexuality] is a doorway to AIDS, scientifically.”

It’s hard to believe that in 2012, a grown man really believes the gay population is to be blamed for that “AIDS situation,” plaguing “real women” and “real men.”

Scrappy later went on Twitter to clarify his comments, saying “That’s not the only way to get HIV.”

While you can’t expect much from someone who threatens to “put their paws on” an adult on national TV, it’s disheartening to see public figures perpetuate damaging stereotypes about the LGBT community. Comments like Scrappy’s (and the wave of support he’s getting from Twitter fans) make Frank Ocean’s admission all the more brave.

What do you make of Lil Scrappy’s comments? Does he have a point about the spread of AIDS among down low brothers, or was his comment completely ignorant and offensive? Discuss.

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  • Rl lee

    I think that people should be honest about this disease, and look at the real facts ! There has never been a year in the last 30,when a big outbreak of heterosexual men have been diagnosed or have died from aids period! Straight men are not spreading aids , it is the down low men , and on porpose , yes I said it on porpose! These men are devils, that know the weaknesses of the black woman! Money is always a black woman hook! Wining and dining, and presents. How did they find this out,black women told them! Hasent everyone noticed that all black women have a couple of flaming gay freind s they tell everything too. Oh yeah , when black women tell these men they don’t like oral sex , they use that to atract black women by assuring them they won’t ask for it ! What a black woman hook! There is another reason they do this. They believe f heterosexuals aids rate goes up, the govt will have to start giving cures! But as long as the main catchers are black women the govt don’t give a damn! Stop being buddy’s with these men because they have bad intentions! Wether down low or turning out you brother or son!