Whoopi Goldberg apologizes after using Romani slur on The View


Hoopi Goldberg has apologized after using a racial slur during an episode of ABC’s The View.

The co-host was criticized for using the outdated slur while discussing former US President Donald Trump’s current legal battles on the show on Wednesday.

Discussing his defeat in the 2020 presidential election, she said his supporters are “people who still think he was kind of pressured in the election.”

Goldberg apologized on Twitter shortly after, saying, “You know, when you reach a certain age, you use the words that you know or remember from your childhood, and that’s what I did today, and I should.” not have.

“I should have thought a little longer before saying it, but I didn’t,” the actor added. “And I should have said ‘cheat’ but I used a different word and I’m really, really sorry.”

The dated term “gypped” – derived from “gypsy” – is a common slur used against people of Roma heritage.

Goldberg’s slip came as she and co-hosts Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, Joy Behar and Alyssa Farah Griffin were discussing Trump, who is currently facing multiple investigations.

That includes his longest-running criminal investigation into allegations that he and former attorney Michael Cohen paid hush money to pornstar Stormy Daniels — real name Stephanie Clifford — following an alleged affair with Trump.

Trump denied the allegations, saying he “never had an affair with him [Daniels]“.

“It doesn’t hurt Trump with his base,” Griffin said of the ongoing scandal. “I remember back in 2016 when this all came out, seeing white MAGA brothers on Twitter saying, ‘Oh I like a president who sleeps with hot women!’ They were not offended by that.”

Goldberg quickly jumped in, adding that “people who still think he kinda got gy***ed in the election will still think he cared enough about his wife, about the money pay from his personal thing” – referring to the argument that Trump’s alleged payout money came from his personal finances rather than campaign finances.

It’s not the first time Goldberg has been embroiled in controversy for using problematic language on the show.

In 2022, she was suspended from The View for claiming the Holocaust is “not about race.”

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