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'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger Apologizes for Remarks on Gays and Jews

Tommy Garcia/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- "Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger has issued an apology for disparaging remarks she made about gay men and Jewish people during a TV appearance on Sunday. Appearing on the Bravo call-in talk show Watch What Happens Live, Stanger was asked about monogamy in a long-distance relationship. She commented to openly gay host Andy Cohen, "There is no curbing the gays ... I have tried to curb you people." She also said during the show, “Jewish men lie.”

Stanger, whose dating series Millionaire Matchmaker also airs on Bravo, apologized to her Twitter followers Monday, writing, "Attn male Gays: I support you & my comment on WWHL was to a LA guy who can't find commitment." She released a similar statement through the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation: “I am so sorry. I did not mean to offend anyone with my comments last night on Watch What Happens Live.”

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Patti Stanger Criticizes Smart Single Women, Jews, Gays

Tommy Garcia/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- "Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger has come under fire for controversial comments.

Gays, Jews, and smart single women, take note: The “Millionaire Matchmaker” might have a problem with you.

On Sunday, Patti Stanger, the host of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker and the self-proclaimed love and marriage guru, questioned the values of Jewish and gay men.

Appearing on Bravo’s call-in show Watch What Happens Live, Stanger talked about open long-distance relationships and monogamy, saying “In the gay world, it will always be open....There is no curbing the gay man.” She then turned to host Andy Cohen, who is openly gay, and said, “I have tried to curb ‘you people.’”  When Cohen replied, “I am a gay and am down for the monogamy,” Stanger laughed and shot back, “When was the last time you had a boyfriend?”

She also proclaimed, “Jewish men lie.”

Late last week, the 50-year-old “third-generation matchmaker” laid into the women of New York for being too brainy.

“Women are smart in business and dumb in love,” Stanger told the hosts of the TV show New York Live, regarding New York’s single females. “They won’t date outside their zip code, let alone outside the city. They are city snobs. Real men that are making money in this economy are buying homes in short sales and foreclosures out in the suburbs, getting their homestead set up for their families, and [women say] ‘I won’t go to Connecticut.’ This is where the men are.”

She went on to suggest that New York women -- actually, women the world over -- ought to avoid multisyllabic words and mention of their SAT scores before walking down the aisle.

“They don’t like them before they are married,” she said, referring to how men feel about smart women. “You’ve got to dumb it down a little because men are not that bright.”

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