AIDS Org Responds to Game

The organization says the rapper is misinformed.

Posted: 09/09/2011 03:31 PM EDT
Filed Under Game

In a recent interview, Game expressed potentially controversial views about the behavior of closeted gay men, and the rapper's statements have not gone unnoticed by advocates for the gay community. The AIDS Foundation of San Francisco recently issued a statement to TMZ rebutting Game's suggestion that closeted homosexuals are putting unsuspecting women at risk to HIV.

"[Game] seems to be confusing two important facts that Black and gay communities continue to bare the brunt of the U.S. epidemic," the foundation says of the West Coast star's HIV logic. The foundation says that Game's comments are "a powerful reminder that despite the tremendous progress made debunking myths and stereotypes about how HIV is spread, we still have work to do."

According to the SFAF, Game's position on closeted gays which contains echoes of the "down low" phenomenon isn't backed up by the facts.

"Experts agree that the hype around people on the 'down low' driving new infections among either group is just that hype. We'd welcome the chance to help him better understand HIV risk and prevention so he can use his voice to inform and empower."

 

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