'The View' is in hot water after interview with HIV-positive child star

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'The View': Danny Pintauro on 'The View': Why He Revealed He Has HIV

Last week, former child star Danny Pintauro went on The View to discuss his HIV-positive status.

Former Full House star, Candace Cameron Bure and Cosby Show alum, Raven Symoné sat down with Who's The Boss? child star in what The Advocate calls a "train wreck" interview.

The internet blew up following the interview, with critics saying Bure and Symoné were "insensitive" and "distasteful." Probably the most problematic question was Bure's insensitive inquisition about Pintauro's promiscuity.

A writer for The Advocate, Tyler Curry, explains why he believes Bure's questions are problematic: "First, promiscuity doesn't cause HIV. Unprotected sex does....But here is a problem with The View. A journalist conducting an interview shouldn't have one — a view! Or, at least, a journalist shouldn't let it be known."

Later in the interview, Symoné proceeds to make Pintauro's husband feel uncomfortable too.

Pintauro's husband looking visibly uncomfortable. (Photo courtesy of Youtube)
Symone says: "I have a question for your husband. Please tell me if this is too personal," she began, as the camera zoomed in on Pintauro's husband. "Um, hi, I have a question for you...You guys have been together for three-and-a-half years, do you have protected or unprotected sex?"

There are countless opinions of this interview, as highlighted by the Twitterverse:

Whatever your opinion on this interview is, one thing's for sure. Pintauro's story will certainly raise awareness for the HIV-positive population, which affects 1.2 million people in the United States alone.

Here is a list of notable people also living with HIV/AIDS:

Notable people with HIV/AIDS
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'The View' is in hot water after interview with HIV-positive child star
Magic Johnson attends at "A Toast To Possibilities" celebrating the Magic Johnson Foundation's Point Forward Day at The Ritz Carlton Residences at L.A. Live on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for AEG Worldwide/AP)
FILE - In this April 11, 2013 file photo, Charlie Sheen, a cast member in "Scary Movie V," poses at the Los Angeles premiere of the film at the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles. Sheen was sued in Los Angeles Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by a dental technician who claims the actor punched her in the chest and was abusive during an office visit in late September. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)

American rapper Eazy-E

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Freddie Mercury

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Actor Rock Hudson is shown in Hollywood, Ca., in 1964. (AP Photo)
Tennis great Arthur Ashe appears on the set of ABC television's "Good Morning America" Thursday, April 9, 1992 in New York. Ashe announced Wednesday that he has AIDS and believes he contracted the HIV virus through a post operative blood transfusion during a 1983 heart operation. (AP Photo)
Alvin Ailey is shown in this Nov. 30, 1983 photo during a rehearsal in New York City. (AP Photo/Paul Burnett)
American fashion designer Perry Ellis (1940 - 1986) at the Council of Fashion Designers of America 1981 awards dinner at the New York Public Library on 42nd Street, New York City, 14th January 1982. (Photo by Tom Gates/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
New York artist Keith Haring decorates the Berlin Wall with 100 meters of graffiti. The artist, famous because of his New Yoek subway painting, begins his work near West Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie on Oct. 23, 1986. (AP Photo/Rainer Klostermeier)

Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

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Photographer Herb Ritts

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