Whoopi Goldberg posted a video apologizing for using an offensive slur against Roma on View Wednesday, March 15. After the show aired, View posted a short clip of the moderator, 67, explaining that she should have given more thought to the language she used during a ‘Hot Topic’ discussion during the live stream.
A message from Whoopi Goldberg regarding today’s episode of #View. pic.twitter.com/PIvwYRWMsy
– The View (@TheView) March 15, 2023
During a discussion on the former president that of Donald Trump alleged relationship with an adult star Stormy Daniels, co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said the alleged affair did not bother many of the former president’s supporters. Whoopi also explained that she didn’t think a potential indictment would deter Trump’s base, which is when she used the insult. “People who still believe he somehow got gy***d in the election will still believe he cared enough about his wife to…pay that money with his personal thing “, she said.
The word Whoopi used has caused a lot of controversy over the years, and it has been considered offensive by Roma, for NPR. THE Merriam Webster The dictionary definition of the term also classifies it as “informal” and “offensive”.
In the show’s shared music video Twitter account, Whoopi explained that she remembered the word from her past, but used it without thinking. “When you get to a certain age, you use words that you know from childhood or remember saying, and that’s what I did today, and I shouldn’t have. I should have thought about it a little longer before saying it, but I didn’t,” she said. “I should have said ‘cheated’ and I used another word, and I I’m really, really sorry.”
This isn’t the first time Whoopi has apologized for using offensive language on the show. She was suspended from the show for two weeks after commenting on the Holocaust in January 2022. The comedian came under fire when she said the Holocaust was ‘not about race’ during a a discussion of graphics memories. Maus. After much backlash, she tweeted an apology and clarified her statement. “On today’s show, I said that the Holocaust ‘is not about race, but about man’s inhumanity to man.’ I should have said it was both,” she wrote. “I was wrong. The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never change. I’m sorry for the hurt I caused.
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