Whoopi Goldberg me too

As the #MeToo movement continues to turn entertainment and politics upside-down, Whoopi Goldberg jumped into the conversation over the weekend in a way that might ruffle the feathers of some of her liberal friends.

During a talk in Leeds, England on Saturday, The View co-host said that some women used sex to advance their Hollywood careers.

“Now there’s some things my mother always said to me that I knew were true,” Goldberg said, as reported by AOL.com.

“It’s like, if some guy said to me we’re gonna have a meeting up in my hotel room… you don’t f***ing go – you don’t go.”

“Ugly A** Men”

This is advice many parents might give their daughters. But then Whoopi pushed further:

“And if you do, cop to it. Say, ‘That’s right I went up there and had sex with that ugly-ass man so I could get an Oscar and a Tony.’”

“Am I talking about myself? No. We have to teach young women better,” Goldberg said.

Goldberg also went after “angry” men who are mad that so many women who say they have been abused are coming after them.

“Apparently American white men are angry … ’cause they’re top of the food chain, they can get anything they f***ing want but it’s not enough — so they’re coming after women,” Goldberg said.

“Women are saying, ‘Are you kidding me?’ You can’t put this genie back in the bottle’. Women are not taking any bulls**t.”

Whatever you think of Whoopi, she’s certainly been around Hollywood enough to know a thing or two.

The comedienne’s more nuanced approach to #MeToo might also reflect the public at-large.

The Economist revealed Monday that public shift in opinion now leans more against victims and that the shift has been “slightly stronger among women than men.”

A year into the #MeToo movement the conversation will undoubtedly continue, but we should hope there can be more room for honest dialogue than merely the left bashing everyone over the head while ignoring their own #MeToo problems.

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