By Dave Andrusko
It would be interesting to know what Bob Barker, the now 93-year-old legendary host of “The Price is Right,” thinks of Monday’s Primetime Special in which the program dished out almost $100,000 to Planned Parenthood. We can know from responses to the program that a lot of people were very, very angry.
Now hosted by Drew Carey, the longest-running game show in television history is not exactly a bastion of controversy. That all changed two days ago.
PPFA got its haul because the agreement was that the guest special host—RuPaul, of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” —could pick the charity of his choosing and “The Price is Right” would match whatever amount contestants won that night.
“Contestants won big during the special, totaling $97,266 in prizes,” according to Fox News.
If the gameshow spent any time checking out where RuPaul’s sympathies lie, they would have found he’s an abortion advocate. Micaiah Bulger reports
In 2017, he told Marie Claire magazine that his mother used to work at Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion group in America. He organized a fundraiser for the abortion chain that year, too.
“Women in our culture have been so marginalized and so really beaten down,” he told the magazine. “We live in a masculine-dominated culture. How dare some man tell a woman what to do with her body. That is outrageous! Outrageous. As a human, that is a big issue for me that really strikes a chord.”
Fox News, AOL, and Yahoo Entertainment characterized the responses to sending close to $100,000 to a $1.6 billion dollar “non-profit” as “mixed” or “split.” Since there would thousands of emails and tweets, who, in fact, knows.
What is clear is that pro-lifers were incensed along with what seemed to be people who have no particular opinion on abortion. Here are a few samples from Yahoo Entertainment that ran under the headline. “‘Price Is Right’ donates almost $100K to Planned Parenthood causing uproar among fans”:
— watching tonight’s episode giving away $97k to #PlannedParenthood – you have got to be kidding me!! You’ve lost a lifelong fan!!
— #PriceIsRight on @CBS is raising money to ABORT BABIES tonight in primetime. All money raised goes to Planned Parenthood
— Tell me I’m wrong but The Price is Right is a disgrace. They raised $97,000+ for Planned Parenthood with their evening show tonight. How many lives will be lost because if this? They celebrate the deaths.
— Great, you gave a pile of money to baby killers. Isn’t that special.
— “Do you realize how much money Planned Parenthood already gets handed to them from the government?!?! …“Now you give the abortion clinic MORE money?? You should be ashamed of yourselves. You lost a longtime viewer.”