PR Woman Justine Sacco is too White to Get AIDS

A woman who works for the company that owns College Humor, Vimeo, OkCupid and About.com, to name a few, deleted her Twitter account over a distasteful joke about AIDS.

Earlier today, IAC media employee Justine Sacco posted the following tweet:
Justine sacco aids tweet
This type of joke wouldn’t have been noticed by anyone if it had merely been spoken out loud to an audience at any comedy club, but a businesswoman of her stature should probably know better.

Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation:’ A Movie That Punishes Its Characters With HIV

Judith and Harley TemptationOh my god. As if I didn’t already want to hate-watch the crap out of TemptationI just found out the ending and I don’t care about spoiling it for you because it’s not The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones, it’s trash. (Or “beautiful garbage,” to quote Courtney Love.)

In the movie (one of my favorite trailers of all time), the main character, Judith, contracts HIV after cheating on her typically nice but forgetful husband with a muscular young entrepreneur.

Not only does he have HIV, but he’s abusive! Oh nooooo. What the hell, Tyler Perry. Was abuse not enough for you? You had to throw AIDS in the mix? Is that not the most extreme version of reality? I get that it’s a movie, but that seems like harsh punishment, even for fictional people. Continue reading “Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation:’ A Movie That Punishes Its Characters With HIV”

Baby With HIV Cured Using ‘Aggressive’ Drugs Shortly After Birth

Dr. Hannah GayUniversity of Mississippi specialist Hannah Gay has confirmed that an infant patient previously diagnosed with HIV now shows no signs of the virus. The recovery has been attributed to the combination of three antiretroviral medications distributed just 30 hours following birth. The child, now nearing three years old, returned to Gay after being medically “off the grid” for two years. The doctor told the press that she was expecting the worst, and was astounded and thrilled when she ran tests concluding that the patient was no longer infected.

While medical experts nation and worldwide are calling this miraculous and game changing, they seem to agree that Gay’s method was rather bold considering the possible side effects of the drugs.  Continue reading “Baby With HIV Cured Using ‘Aggressive’ Drugs Shortly After Birth”

Paris Hilton Apologizes For Making Fun Of Her Gay Friend

People are looking sideways at Paris Hilton lately because of comments about gay men that were secretly recorded in a New York taxi. The key part of the story is that she was in the car with her friend, an openly gay model.

Now, what she said was not by any means admirable, I just understand how it could have happened.

In the recording, confirmed as authentic by Paris’s own publicist, she says, “Gay guys are the horniest people in the world” and “most of them probably have AIDS.”

The most of them have AIDS thing was in reference to the gay hookup app Grindr, that she was being shown by her companion.  Continue reading “Paris Hilton Apologizes For Making Fun Of Her Gay Friend”

Clive Barker Accused Of Giving His Boyfriend HIV

Tuesday was a really odd day for celebrity news. Chris Bosh killed his masseuse (she actually collapsed while massaging him and died later in the hospital), Sheryl Crow was found to have a non-cancerous tumor, and Clive Barker gave his boyfriend HIV. Maybe.

According to a lawsuit filed by L.A. photographer David Armstrong, the man who wrote Candyman and directed/wrote Hellraiser gave him human immunodeficiency virus in 1996.

Armstrong claims they dated on and off from 1996 to 2009. Barker allegedly contracted the disease from his own cousin, and was into prescription drugs, alcohol, cocaine, meth and sex with younger (but not underage) men.  Continue reading “Clive Barker Accused Of Giving His Boyfriend HIV”