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March 17, 2023

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.”

Source: Deadline

February 26, 2023

Joy Behar Tells East Palestine Residents Toxic Disaster is Their Fault Because They Voted for Trump

Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s The View, elicited gasps from the audience after implying that residents of East Palestine, Ohio, somehow deserved the toxic train derailment because they voted for former President Donald Trump.

The hosts were discussing the criticism of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg over his handling of the Feb. 3 disaster when Behar noted that the district voted for Trump.

“I don’t know why they would ever vote for him, for somebody who, by the way, he placed someone with deep ties to the chemical industry in charge of the EPA’s chemical safety office,” Behar said.

“That’s who you voted for in that district,” said Behar, pointing directly into the camera. “Donald Trump, who reduces all safety.”

Gasps from the studio audience could be heard after Behar said “that’s who you voted for.”

“I think this is Donald Trump’s fault,” added co-host Sunny Hostin, as the show went to a commercial break.

“They need to look past the photo-ops, these people,” Behar said. “That’s called chutzpah. It’s [Trump’s] fault, and he shows up!”

Behar’s comments swiftly sparked criticism. Meghan McCain, who used to be one of the show’s co-hosts, decried her former colleague’s remarks.

“The people of east Palestine are currently in fear that they and their children will be getting cancer or worse from the derailment toxins in their land and water,” McCain tweeted. “This is just an evil thing to say. I would say I can’t fathom this level of cruelty and elitism but sadly… I can.”

Source: Mediaite

December 30, 2022

Whoopi Goldberg Faces Backlash Over “Offensive” Remarks

“The View” cohost Whoopi Goldberg is once again facing backlash after saying that the Holocaust “wasn’t originally” about race.

The fresh round of backlash marks the second time this year that Goldberg has faced ire for what Holocaust experts and Jewish leaders say are historically inaccurate and offensive comments about the killing of 6 million European Jews from 1933 to 1945.

During an interview with the U.K. newspaper The Sunday Times, the reporter referenced Goldberg’s comments from earlier this year, where she claimed that the Holocaust was “not about race.” The remarks, made on-air in January, sparked immediate backlash and resulted in her being suspended from “The View” for two weeks. Goldberg issued a statement of apology on social media.

“Nazis saw Jews as a race,” the reporter said, referring to Goldberg’s previous comments.

“Yes, but that’s the killer, isn’t it?” Goldberg responded. “The oppressor is telling you what you are. Why are you believing them? They’re Nazis. Why believe what they’re saying?”

Goldberg continued, saying that it “wasn’t originally” about race. “Remember who they were killing first. They were not killing racial; they were killing physical. They were killing people they considered to be mentally defective. And then they made this decision.” 

The reporter pointed out that “the Nazis measured the heads and noses of Jews to ‘prove’ they were a distinct race.” Goldberg replied: “They did that to Black people too. But it doesn’t change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street. You could find me. You couldn’t find them. That was the point I was making. But you would have thought that I’d taken a big old stinky dump on the table, butt naked.”

Goldberg’s comments sparked backlash.

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) chief Jonathan Greenblatt called Goldberg’s remarks “deeply offensive and incredibly disappointing.”

“Whoopi Goldberg’s comments about the Holocaust and race are deeply offensive and incredibly disappointing, especially given that this is not the first time she had made remarks like this,” Greenblatt said in a statement. “In a moment when antisemitic incidents have surged across the US, she should realize that making such ignorant statements can have real consequences.”

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum tweeted a passage from a letter Adolf Hitler wrote in 1919, in which he stated that “Jews are definitely a race” and referred to Jewish people as an “alien race, unable and unwilling to sacrifice its racial distinctiveness.”

Lucy Lipiner, a survivor of the Holocaust, condemned the remarks. She tweeted: “Whoopi Goldberg continues to use the Holocaust as her punching bag. We told her that her comments harm us and she simply doesn’t care. I survived the Nazis and the Holocaust, so I’ll be damned if I let a comedy has-been, peddling a fake Jewish name get the better of me.”

Goldberg issued another apology statement after the interview sparked criticism.

“It was never my intention to appear as if I was doubling down on hurtful comments, especially after talking with and hearing people like rabbis and old and new friends weighing in,” Goldberg said. “I’m still learning a lot and believe me, I heard everything everyone said to me. I believe that the Holocaust was about race, and I am still as sorry now as I was then that I upset, hurt and angered people.”

Sources: NBC News | The Hill

December 2, 2022

“The View” Host Forced to Retract On-Air Statement

“The View” co-host Joy Behar had to retract an on-air statement, apologizing for incorrectly saying that Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett belongs to a “hate group.”

Earlier this week, Behar said that Barrett belongs to the religious group People of Praise, which she falsely labeled a “hate group.”

“Now, here’s my question. She is, you know, a religious person. She belongs to the People of Praise group, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled them a hate group, and their founder has questioned the so-called separation of church and state,” Behar said on Monday.

“They believe that sex should occur only within marriage and, of course, between a man and a woman. They’ve got very specific things that they believe,” she added.

Behar’s remarks came as Barrett faces calls to recuse herself from a Supreme Court case pertaining to LGBTQ rights. Critics have specifically cited Barrett’s affiliation with People of Praise as the reason for her to step away from the case.

But the Southern Poverty Law Center doesn’t consider People of Praise to be a “hate group.”

During Tuesday’s broadcast, Behar retracted her defamatory remarks and issued an apology.

Behar said she “got them mixed up with another group. It was inaccurate. So I don’t think that’s right that I should — I have to say, you know, sorry about that.”

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg seemed to dismiss Behar’s egregious error, saying that “it happens” and “it’s easy to do.”

Source: The Blaze

October 25, 2022

Trump Says Host of “The View” Should Be Fired

1962: U.S. Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying, “I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over.”

Former President Donald Trump said that ABC should fire “The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, who formerly served as his communications director.

“Alyssa Farah totally misrepresented her true feelings about me and the Trump Administration in order to get her job at ratings disaster CNN, and a seat with the low IQ people at The View,” Trump wrote in a post on Truth Social.

“Look at what she said about me, and that doesn’t include the beautiful letter she sent and other statements she made. They should fire her for misrepresentation or fraud. Release the letter, Alyssa!”

Trump’s post included a series of Farah Griffin’s tweets from December 2020, in which she praised the then-president and said it was “an honor of a lifetime to serve in the Trump Administration.”

Farah Griffin, who started being critical of Trump after Jan. 6, 2021, was hired as a CNN contributor shortly after leaving the Trump administration.

According to The Hill, Farah Griffin has previously refuted the notion that she’s altered her political beliefs to gain notoriety.

Source: The Hill

September 26, 2022

“The View” Host Suggests Minorities Can’t Be Republicans

1580: Francis Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind.

“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin insinuated that racial minorities should only vote for Democrats, saying that Latino Republicans are voting “against their own self-interest.”

“That’s what’s so interesting to me that there are so many Latinos that vote Republican because they vote against their own self-interest,” Hostin said during Friday’s episode. “If you really are interested in these types of issues, then you’re a Democrat.”

This isn’t the first time Hostin has insinuated that racial minorities should only vote for Democrats. In May, she had a spat with co-hosts Ana Navarro and Lindsey Granger over their political stances.

“I don’t understand either of you,” Hostin said at the time. “I don’t understand Black Republicans, and I don’t understand Latino Republicans.” She said being a Black Republican is an “oxymoron.”

Hostin came under fire earlier this week over remarks about former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, suggesting she changed her name to conceal her Indian heritage.

The remarks caused controversy, with critics accusing Hostin of racial prejudice, Fox News reported.

Source: Fox News

September 11, 2022

WATCH: “The View” Host Under Fire for Remarks About Queen Elizabeth II

“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin is under fire for on-air comments about the late Queen Elizabeth II, saying she led a monarchy “built on the backs of black and brown people.”

The panelists had been discussing Queen Elizabeth’s life and passing when Hostin said she believes “we can mourn the Queen and not the empire.”

“Because if you really think about what the monarchy was built on, it was built on the backs of black and brown people,” Hostin continued.

“She wore a crown with pillaged stones from India and Africa, and now what you are seeing, at least in the black communities that I’m a part of, they want reparations,” Hostin added, noting that people in Barbados and Jamaica are waiting for said reparations.

“It’s time for him to modernize this monarchy and … provide reparations to all of those colonies. And I also think, you know, [in] a monarchy, it’s very easy to uplift one family. The harder thing is to uplift all families, and I think he’s in a position to be able to do that,” she said.

Hostin went so far as to agree with a Carnegie Melon professor’s viral tweet that Twitter removed.

However, co-host Sara Haines said it’s “important to separate the Queen from the monarchy and the empire.” Haines said she was saddened to see social media posts wishing ill upon Elizabeth after her passing.

Haines mentioned a viral tweet from a Carnegie Mellon professor that said, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving, raping, genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.” Twitter removed the post on Thursday for violating its code of conduct.

While Hostin conceded that it’s important to separate the Queen from the British Empire, she explicitly agreed with the tweet.

“It was a thieving, raping, genocidal empire,” Hostin said. “That’s all true.”

Source: Fox News

April 5, 2022

Whoopi Goldberg Says GOP Senators Oppose Jackson Because She’s Black

The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg claimed that Senate Republicans are opposing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson‘s nomination to the Supreme Court because she’s a black woman.

Goldberg was reacting to comments from Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), in which he said he wouldn’t be voting in favor of Jackson, but noted that her nomination was a “high point for the country.”

“This is the most ridiculous — just say, ‘I don’t trust a black woman to do the job’ because I know ya’ll didn’t have these same issues with [Supreme Court Justice] Amy Coney Barrett,” Goldberg said. “You didn’t ask those questions. You didn’t have those problems.”

“We all know what it is. It is something we all know. It’s there. This is something we are used to, but do you know what? You can’t take away what this woman is, and who she is, and what she’s done and how she got there,” Goldberg said.

The show’s other hosts echoed Goldberg’s claims, with Ana Navarro referring to opposition of Jackson’s nomination as “cowardice.”


Whoopi Goldberg claims Republicans opposing Ketanji Brown Jackson nomination because she’s Black

March 5, 2022

Whoopi Goldberg Calls Out ‘Little Girl’ Boebert

On a recent episode of The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg called out Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for heckling President Joe Biden during his State of the Union address.

“Who the hell do you think you are, little girl?” Goldberg said on the ABC daytime talk show.

“You don’t have to like this president to be respectful of him talking about the military and his son, who died,” she continued.

“You don’t have to like him, but you must be respectful. You gotta be.”

Boebert has remained defiant since her State of the Union outburst, saying the left was “pissed” because “a speech was ‘interrupted.'”

“Ask the families who lost their loved ones how interrupted their lives are now,” Boebert said.


Whoopi Goldberg calls out ‘little girl’ Boebert for Biden interruption

March 1, 2022

Joy Behar: Trump’s Support of Russia is ‘About White Supremacy’ [Video]

The View co-host Joy Behar said she believes former President Donald Trump’s public support of Russian President Vladimir Putin is rooted in white supremacy.

“What do you think is behind it, though?” Behar asked her co-hosts on the popular daytime talk show. “Because I was reading an article that a lot of it is about white supremacy. A lot of this support for Putin and Russia is about white supremacy.”

It’s not clear what article Behar was referencing. Behar didn’t specify which article she was citing, and none of the other panelists asked.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg interjected, saying, “There are a lot of folks who think it would be a better country if it were more like Russia. I don’t agree, but that’s me.”

“None of us agree with that,” Behar responded.

During an appearance on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show last week, Trump said Putin’s recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics in eastern Ukraine was “smart” and “pretty savvy.”

“I said, ‘How smart is that?’ He’s going to go in and be a peacekeeper,” he said. “That’s the strongest peace force. We could use that on our southern border. That’s the strongest peace force I’ve ever seen. There were more army tanks than I’ve ever seen. They’re going to keep peace, all right.”


Joy Behar: Trump’s support for Russia is ‘about white supremacy’

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