For the record: Your original question was pretty polite and clear. You even fed him a few "outs" along the way. Lovie's response was a bit aggressive and came across as slightly uninformed.
I will assume he misunderstood the question and took it as you trying to drum up controversy. He evidently needs to watch more interviews so he can tell the difference.
You did just fine, and it's a question we all have.
Thank you for asking it respectfully.