Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for using a slur on “The View”: “I should’ve thought about it a little longer”
Whoopi Goldberg has it. Begged for forgiveness for using a racial slur on Wednesday’s episode of ABC’s “The View.”
During an on-air conversation discussing former President Donald Trump, Goldberg remarked that some of his supporters believe “he somehow got ‘gy—-d’ in the election” – A derogatory term that perpetuates a negative stereotype about the Romani people. .
Goldberg said he apologized in a video posted after the show.
“You know, when you’re a certain age, you use words that you know from childhood or you remember saying, and that’s what I did today,” Goldberg said at the beginning, “and I Shouldn’t have happened,” Goldberg initially said. of the video, which was posted on the show’s official Twitter account.
“I should have thought about it before I said anything else, but I didn’t,” the actress added. “And I should have said cheating, but I used another word, and I’m really sorry.”
This isn’t the first time Goldberg has come under fire for espousing controversial viewpoints or using vulgar and offensive language on air. Early last year, He was suspended from “The View” for two weeks. When he argued that the Holocaust — in which six million Jews were murdered — “wasn’t about race.”
Goldberg Brought it up again in December In an interview with the Sunday Times of London, saying that the Holocaust “wasn’t really about race” – a comment for which he later apologized, but did not result in any disciplinary action.
Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League Called His comments were “deeply offensive and incredibly ignorant,” and the Auschwitz memorial Posted Excerpts from a 1919 letter written by Adolf Hitler where he clearly stated his view of the Jewish people as an “alien race”.
Goldberg’s apology for Wednesday’s remarks drew mixed reactions on social media.
“Well, I learned something today! Thanks for the teaching moment. I won’t say that again!” One user wrote, while another said, “[People] Use that word all the time.. How offensive is that?”
Other users acknowledged the harm of the word, but still defended Goldberg, with one user writing, “He’s said a lot of horrible things, but I have to defend him here. Most people use metaphors for the word. Don’t know… and almost no one who uses it means to offend Roma people.