Skip to comments.ABC Correspondent is HIV Positive, Says Peers Warned: ĎDonít, Itíll Ruin Youí
Posted on 03/25/2018 8:24:05 PM PDT by Beave Meister
Karl Schmid, an on-camera reporter for ABCs Los Angeles affiliate, came out as HIV positive on Friday night in a powerful Facebook post about stigma and acceptance.
The 37-year-old Australian import covers human interest stories and Hollywood on ABC7, reporting from events like the Academy Awards and the annual Vanity Fair Oscar party. After a decade living with HIV, Schmid said he came forward despite numerous industry peers urging him to stay quiet.
For 10 years Ive struggled with do I or dont I? For ten years the stigma and industry professionals have said, dont! Itll ruin you, wrote Schmid.
But heres the thing. Im me. Im just like you. I have a big heart and I want to be loved and accepted. I may be on TV from time to time, but at the end of the day Im just an average guy who wants want we all want. To be accepted and loved by our friends and family and to be encouraged by our peers, he said.
The post tagged charity T-shirt project The AIDS Memorial, which shares stories of love, loss and remembrance of those affected by the disease.
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Actual Title: ABC Correspondent Comes Out as HIV Positive, Says Industry Peers Warned: Dont, Itll Ruin You
If the HIV was not already affecting his work performance, there was no practical reason to tell everybody his private business. I think he just wants more attention.
He’ll get it, but maybe not the way he seems to be expecting.
Who cares ?
Poofie here set up the news so he wont get fired bec if ABC knew about it, he would be let go. But this is ABC L.A. we’re talking about.
After a decade of living being positive? He was only 27 when he became infected.
How pathetically sad.
Who cares ?
Ain’t homosexuality wonderful?
Like David Hogg, living rent free on Free Republic.
Peers Warned: Dont, Itll Ruin You
They should have warned him about all that is part and parcel of the homosexual lifestyle instead.
A post about not allowing strangers to have sexual intercourse with your anus would be far more productive in the long run.
Agree prayers for him but who warned him? Peers Morgan?
This would be shocking news in a world where perverts didn’t run the media.
I am going with Gay sex; but the media has changed the narrative that HIV is transmitted by heterosexual sex as often as gay sex....
Not sad at all.
He is lucky that it happened to him when it was treatable.
A decade before and he would have been worm food. He is very fortunate.
What’s more important, a Career in Showbiz (which is what the so called News Business is) or waking up every morning?
I know, here I am, a big meanie. Geez...
At least this will warn potential sexual partners.
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