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Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for using slur on ‘The View’

The actress has apologized for her use of a word that is offensive to Romani people

The actress has apologized for her use of a word that is offensive to Romani people
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Whoopi Goldberg is apologizing for the unintentional use of a word that is offensive to Romani people that she said on Wednesday’s episode of ‘The View’.

After the episode aired and was met with controversy, the actress released an apology video on The View’s Twitter account, saying that the way she understood the word was different and that she did not mean it in an offensive way.

She apologized for her words

“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 apology.

“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.”

During the episode, Goldberg and former Trump associate Alyssa Farah Griffin were speaking about the lack of reaction from Trump’s MAGA supporters for his supposed relationship with adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Goldberg interjected, saying that it pointed to a larger problem with his supporters.

“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 money from his personal thing,” she said.

When the episode aired live, a number of viewers took to Twitter asking Goldberg to refrain from using the word.

The episode has since been censored, with the word bleeped out.

Not the first time Goldberg has apologized for words said on ‘The View’

In 2022, Goldberg was also under fire for disparaging comments she made about Jewish people, when she said “the Holocaust isn’t about race” on the show.

After this incident, Goldberg was suspended from the show for two weeks, with ABC News President Kim Godwin releasing a statement.

“Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments,” the statement began.

“While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments. The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities.”

In her apology on social media regarding her words, Goldberg wrote: “On today’s show, I said the Holocaust ‘is not about race, but about man’s inhumanity to man.’ I should have said it is about both.

“As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared, ‘The Holocaust was about the Nazi’s systematic annihilation of the Jewish people — who they deemed to be an inferior race.’ I stand corrected.”

In a statement to Entertainment Weekly in December, Goldberg further explained her apology.

“I tried to convey to the reporter what I had said and why, and attempted to recount that time,” she said.

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


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