Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes for Using Ethnic Slur on ‘The View’ [Video]
Whoopi Goldberg landed herself in hot water once again, this time for using an ethnic slur on a recent episode of The View.
During the show’s broadcast, the 67-year-old used an offensive term derived from a slur for the Romani people. Goldberg noted that some of former President Donald Trump’s supporters think “he got gy—d somehow in the election.”
The term, derived from “gypsy,” was once commonly used to describe being cheated or swindled. Merriam-Webster classifies it as an offensive term.
After Goldberg used the term on the air, Twitter users were quick to point out that it is deeply offensive to Romani people. Some shared an NPR article from 2013, titled Why Being [slur] Hurts The Roma More Than It Hurts You.
Not long after, Goldberg issued an apology.
“You know, when you’re a certain age you use the words that you know from when you were a kid or you remember saying, and that’s what I did today and I shouldn’t have,” she said in a video posted to Twitter.
“I should have thought about it a little longer before I said it and I didn’t. I should have said ‘cheated’ and I used another word and I’m really, really sorry.”
4 comments on Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes for Using Ethnic Slur on ‘The View’ [Video]
Gotta love that black privilege that gets this racist off every time. If it was a white woman who has said the litany of bad taste that has emanated from this clown’s mouth, they would have been fired. But she makes her lame apology and everything is fine.
I completely agree with you. “THE VIEW” needs to be cancelled. What’s the holdup.. PIECE OF SHIT SHOW
Don’t know why that show remains on TV
I watched about 15 minutes of the view about 3/4 into the first season to see what the comedy news shows in the morning were all going on about. When a long commercial break came I changed the channel because I felt like my IQ level had degraded from watching the show. The View can reduce the viewers IQ level. Which is what it was designed to do.
Has there ever been a regular on the show who wasn’t a total idiot? No. That is by design. A individual that wasn’t wouldn’t do that show and not a good enough actor to do it and not projectile vomit. So they got real life morons pandering to the mindless.