Sherri Shepherd fell into hot water, once again, over her words this past week when, in an interview with “Fusion,” she tried to prove that she’s not homophobic and ended up taking a “love the sinner, hate the sin” stance on homosexuality. Now, after suffering a backlash over the interview, Shepherd recently clarified her comments and apologized for offending the LGBT community.
Shepherd made her public apology during a recent episode of “The View,” saying that her views were “misrepresented” by the media.
“Working on a talk show that’s centered in the opinion business, there’s been several things that I’ve shared in the press that have upset people, and typically I don’t respond to the criticism. However, I’d like to say I’m truly sorry to anyone I’ve offended with the viewpoints I expressed on “Alicia Menendez Tonight” on the “Fusion” network. My interview was misrepresented, and only a portion of my comments were used as a headline to give the impression that I was condemning members of the LGBT community living in their own truth. In the interview, I express I was raised as a child to have a certain set of beliefs, but my beliefs have evolved significantly as my own personal relationship with Christ has increased.”
Shepherd then reiterated that she loves all people, whether gay, straight, transgender or bisexual.
“I believe that love is the grace of all things and I have no desire to judge anybody by who they are. I’m a person of compassion and anyone who knows me knows that I love, I accept, I embrace everybody who has love in their hearts. So I love you,” said Shepherd.
Although from her previous statements it’s clear that Shepherd still has room to grow when it comes to her views on sexuality, the growth she’s shown is already commendable and it’s nice that she offered an apology to the LGBT community.
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