Whoopi Goldberg Forced To Apologize After Using Offensive Slur On ‘The View’

Whoopi Goldberg made yet another racially insensitive remark on "The View" this morning, and she's issued a groveling apology.

Whoopi Goldberg was forced to issue a groveling apology on Wednesday’s episode of “The View” after she used an offensive racial slur on live television.

Goldberg Apologizes After Using Racial Slur

Yahoo News reported that Goldberg, 67, apologized after she used what has been deemed to be an offensive slur for Romani people on the ABC talk show while discussing the former President Donald Trump’s alleged affair with Stormy Daniels. Goldberg was responding to her co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, Trump’s former White House Communications director, who talked about the lack of outrage from “white MAGA bros on Twitter” about the alleged affair. 

“The people who still believe that he got, you know, gy—d somehow in the election, will still believe that he cared enough about his wife to pay the…” Goldberg said, pausing to burp in the middle of her sentence. “…that was gas… money from his personal thing.”

Less than an hour after the show ended, the Twitter account for “The View” posted a video showing Goldberg profusely apologizing in what appeared to be the program’s backstage office. 

“You know, when you’re a certain age, you use words that you know from when you’re a kid or you remember saying, and that’s what I did today, and I shouldn’t have,” Goldberg said in the video.

“I should have thought about it a little longer before I said it, but I didn’t, and I should have said ‘cheated,’ and I used another word, and I’m really, really sorry,” she added.

Despite the apology, the outrage against Goldberg was swift. 

“Please don’t use ‘gy—d’ Whoopi,” tweeted one viewer who linked to an NPR article that explained the history of this slur, saying that “the term carries many negative connotations, and its derivative carries even more: when somebody is ‘gy—d,’ they are, according to Merriam-Webster, ‘defrauded, swindled, cheated.'”

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Goldberg’s Offensive Holocaust Comments

This is just the latest in a along line of racial comments that Goldberg has made as of late. Last year, she was suspended from “The View” for two weeks after saying that “the Holocaust isn’t about race” on an episode of the ABC talk show.

Though she issued a groveling apology after making those comments, she proceeded to double down on them in a December interview. 

“My best friend said, ‘Not for nothing is there no box on the census for the Jewish race.’ So that leads me to believe that we’re probably not a race,” Goldberg told The Times of London back in December.

“It wasn’t originally” about race, she continued, according to NBC News. “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.” 

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Another Groveling Apology

Goldberg issued yet another apology after backlash for these comments came in. 

“Recently while doing press in London, I was asked about my comments from earlier this year,” Goldberg told Entertainment Weekly at the time. “I tried to convey to the reporter what I had said and why, and attempted to recount that time.”

“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,” she added. “I’m still learning a lot and believe me, I heard everything everyone said to me.”

In a time when people often get “cancelled” immediately for making even one offensive comment about race, it’s mind-boggling that Goldberg has apparently been given a free pass to say racially insensitive things as many times as she pleases. In the end, it’s clear that Goldberg has become a major liability for ABC, so it remains to be seen how long they’ll think it’s worth keeping her around. 

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