Betty White on her popularity with gays: “I think the gay community seems to like old ladies, they always have.”
Since I’ve loved her ever since she was middle-aged tramp Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, I’m not sure I agree with Betty White on why she is so beloved by the gay community.
“I think the gay community seems to like old ladies, they always have,” she said in a recent interview with WNYC host Leonard Lopate. “And when we were on live with Golden Girls on Saturday night they’d shut down the music, stop the dancing, watch the show, then turn the music and the dancing back on. We were very grateful and they’ve been dear friends.”