Former Who's the Boss? child star Danny Pintauro, who recently discussed his HIV status with Oprah, was grilled by the The View's co-hosts Candace Cameron Bure (Full House) and Raven-Symoné (The Cosby Show) this past Friday when he opened up about his HIV status and past struggles with crystal meth use. Pintauro explained how his introduction to meth was intertwined with sex and attempted to debunk rumors of a tragically clichéd child star story. "As soon as I wanted to explore some rougher sides of my sexuality, I immediately encountered meth," Pinaturo said.
Although Pintauro took the opportunity to raise awareness for HIV, it quickly turned into a shame session when Bure asked if he took responsibility for his actions. Raven then asked if Pintauro and his husband, who was in the audience, have unprotected sex. "I want to know what the message is, because you want to be the face of HIV," Bure said. "What is the message that you have? What do you mean?"
Although Bure, who is conservative, and Symoné, who is openly lesbian, take opposing positions on LGBT issues, they’ve both been known to make controversial statements in regards to such topics. Pintauro says that he intends to go on a "Beacon of Light" tour, that will include visits to LGBT Pride events, so that he can discuss the importance of testing, knowing your HIV status, and being on HIV medications.
Watch the interview below: