On Wednesday, Whoopi Goldberg delivered an immediate apology for uttering a slur against Romani people.
The View host, who has a history of violent outbursts, made the insulting remark during a segment on former president Donald Trump and adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
Those who believe “he was, you know, gypped somehow in the election” would still think “he cared enough about his wife to pay the… money from his stuff,” she stated during the interview.
The term “gypped,” which is derived from the word “gypsy” but is mostly used to insult Romani people, is a slur.
The tweet was published less than an hour after the last live broadcast of The View.
“You know, when you’re a certain age, you use things that you know from being a kid or remember saying,” she explained as a justification for her apologies. I apologize; I meant to say “cheated” but chose the wrong word due to my lack of forethought.
Goldberg was slower to abandon his earlier assertion that race played no part in the Holocaust than others.
“The Holocaust isn’t about race,” she stated on the Jan. 31, 2022, episode of The View. There’s no connection to racism at all here, unlike what many assume.
For the second time, she emphasized that race was beside the point. “The story demonstrates how nasty people can be to one another. Nothing different is at stake here.”
Thereafter, the presenter deleted her Twitter and apologized for her behavior.
During today’s broadcast, I made the argument that “the Holocaust is not about race, but about man’s inhumanity to man.” Perhaps, I should have made clear that the problem affects both parties. “the Holocaust was about the Nazis’ methodical elimination of the Jewish people, whom they considered as an inferior race,” says Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. Goldberg said he was wrong and offered an apology.
During Wednesday’s show, she used the word “gypped,” which prompted a flood of video comments but not much attention to her statement regarding the Holocaust.
President of ABC Kim Godwin suspended the host for two weeks after she apologized.
For two weeks, Whoopi Goldberg will not be appearing on the show as a result of her offensive remarks. Whoopi has previously apologized for her remarks, but I’ve asked her to stop and think about how others could have interpreted them “causing her to respond.
Goldberg did not take away any wisdom from it.
In December of 2022, she made some controversial statements on the Holocaust and was once again called to account.
Remember that at first, they mostly focused on, and killed, innocent bystanders. There was zero part played by racism in what transpired. They were very vicious in their murders. Those with histories of mental illness were disproportionately represented among the victims.” Throughout the conversation, she repeatedly raised the topic.
“It was never my goal to look as though I was doubling down on harmful words,” Goldberg recalls, reflecting on the advice of respected individuals like rabbis and old and new acquaintances. My apologies once again, especially to anyone who read this expecting a new perspective on an old debate. That is not what it was, I promise you.