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AIDS United

Sterling's Views on Aids Are Dangerous

5/13/2014 9:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Donald Sterling's attitude toward people with AIDS -- that they should be ashamed and fade away -- is dangerous to society ... so says the head of AIDS United. 

TMZ Sports spoke with CEO Michael Kaplan ... who tells us, "If we lived under Sterling's mentality, the epidemic would be worse than it already is."

Of course, Sterling told Anderson Cooper ... Magic Johnson should be considered a disgrace to society for contracting H.I.V. and should "go into the background."

But Kaplan says that's a dangerous attitude because a high-profile person like Magic can draw more attention to AIDS research and education than anything else. 

"Hiding it does nothing for anyone except let an epidemic grow." 

Kaplan is also calling BS on Sterling's claim that he's done nothing for the black community -- "Magic has been VERY vocal when he didn't have to. He’s invested resources from his own foundation. HIV is primarily a disease of disparities (people of color, sexual minorities and people  in poverty) and he has done so much for those communities."

As for Sterling, Kaplan says ... "The more he talks, the more you see his foot go further in his mouth. That old dog is pretty much done."

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FREEDOM    

BLUEUGLY IS A TMZ PLANT.

126 days ago
17.

FREEDOM    

MAJIC YOU WOULD MAKE ALOT OF PEOPLE HAPPY IF YOU WERE OF YOUR LIFESAVING MEDS FOR AIDS.

126 days ago
18.

FREEDOM    

STERLING'S LEGAL TEAM HAS YET TO SPEAK. I CAN HARDLY WAIT. HAPPY DAYS WILL BE HERE AGAIN.

126 days ago
19.

FREEDOM    

MAJIC PAID OFF THE WOMEN HE GAVE AIDS TO AND MADE THEM SIGN HUSH UP AGREEMENTS.

126 days ago
20.

⇛ GAYS ⇛ STAY THE HELL OUT OF UTAH ⇛     

Don't Bend Over For The "The Gaystoppo"


Gays Can't Handle The Truth,


Hell Awaits Them.


After They All Die From Aids.


Q. Whats The Worst Thing About Dying From AIDS?
A. Leaving Your Friends Behind.


{Say Goodby To The TMZ Weekend Crew}

126 days ago
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Chris Spencer    

Aids first came around when men had sex with men. It is not a race thing . If you don't want it DONT sleep around-Period

117 days ago
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