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Broadway legend Carol Channing, 85, made some less than flattering comments about her gay fans in an interview with the Gay People's Chronicle on Friday.
When interviewer Kaizaad Kotwal asked Channing why she thinks she has such a large and loyal gay fan base, she had this to say: "I don't think about them. I'm grateful that they seem to like me. They're terribly loyal to me. But I'm knee-deep in the Bible, and you know what it says about that."
Kotwal later asked Channing to clarify her position on LGBT struggles for equal rights, to which she responded: "I don't think about it. If they can't take care of their own problems, why should I bother? It's not my problem."
These remarks are a distinct departure from her earlier public declarations in support of her gay fan base and her appearances at LGBT events in West Hollywood, Calif., and San Francisco. (The Advocate)