Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for using slurs in reference to Donald Trump in The View
Whoopi Goldberg has apologized for using a derogatory word on the latest episode of The view.
Following Wednesday’s (March 15) episode of the America talk series, the co-host briefly came under fire for using a dated slur while discussing former US President Donald Trump’s current legal battles.
Shortly after, the show’s official Twitter account posted a “Message from Whoopi Goldberg” video.
“You know, when you reach a certain age, you use words that you know or remember from your childhood, and that’s exactly what I did today. And I shouldn’t have done that,” admitted Goldberg, 67.
“I should have thought a little bit longer before I said it, but I didn’t, and I should have said ‘cheating,’ and I used a different word, and I’m really, really sorry.”
The dated term gy***d is a common slur against people of Roma heritage, who were often called gy****s.
This isn’t the first time Goldberg has received backlash over problematic semantics.
She was suspended in early 2022 The view for claiming that the Holocaust “was not about race.”
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.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/whoopi-goldberg-apology-slur-the-view-trump-b2302197.html Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for using slurs in reference to Donald Trump in The View