Whoopi Goldberg flaunts natural hair in 'makeup-free' video as she hawks new edition of her children's book

Whoopi Goldberg flaunts natural hair in 'makeup-free' video as she hawks new edition of her children's book
Whoopi Goldberg opened a box filled with copies of the re-print of her book 'Sugar Plum Ballerinas' (Instagram/@whoopigoldberg)

Whoopi Goldberg, 66, seemed like she was taking a short break from the chaos on 'The View' in a laid-back video, flaunting a 'no make-up' look. While she wears her hair in short dreadlocks on television, she wore them more casually off-screen.

In the video posted to her Instagram page, Whoopi had her natural hair tied up into braids with red ribbon ties. She wore a leopard-print tabard over a denim dress while promoting the re-release of her children's book, 'Sugar Plum Ballerinas'.


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"So, I think these are all the books I've been waiting for," she exclaimed as she excitedly opened a cardboard box. "Ah yes, here they are. Here are my books," she says as she holds the lovely covers up to the camera. "These are the newest versions of the Sugarplum Ballerinas, and I want everyone to know about them because they're fun stories for girls!" the TV star explained. "And they're about all these brown and light-skinned girls who want to be scientists, doctors, and other things, but their mothers want them to be ballerinas." she continued. Whoopi then explained how she planned to sign the books sent.

She added that she was "getting ready for the other job I do," presumably referring to her role as 'The View' host. She seemed to have taken the video from the set's dressing room.

The 'Ghost' star has recently been facing a lot of heat for her on-screen gaffes, with many calling for the talk show host to be fired over her controversial comments and language.

Just this week, Whoopi "clapped back" when co-host Sara Haines was tasked with reading a legal announcement about Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, who has been vocal about his views on abortion. Fans were quick to notice her reaction, which caused a commercial delay. "A legal note - Congressman Matt Gaetz has not been charged with any crimes and has denied any wrongdoing," Sara told viewers. To the surprise of viewers at home, Whoopi interjected: "Yeah, but you're a liar, sir." "We'll be right back," she said before the show went into the delayed break.


Then, earlier this month, Whoopi was irritated with her longtime co-host Joy Behar. The TV stars were having a heated discussion about President Biden shaking hands with the Saudi Crown Prince. Whoopi then launched into her rant about the presidency in general. When her co-star attempted to add her perspective, Whoopi cut her off, saying: "Hold on tight. We'll get to that as soon as we get back because they just stopped me." The actress also rolled her eyes and looked down at her comment cards, apparently shading her co-host.

Whoopi also had a tense moment this week when her and Joy's questions for guest Charlamagne cut into Sara's questions. When the show returned from a commercial break, Whoopi apologized and Sara was forced to ask her a question. A petition has been circulated on Change.org demanding that the TV host be fired for her "repulsive verbiage and actions." There are currently over 45,000 signatures on the petition. Meanwhile, Whoopi has announced a new project that "feels right," fueling speculation that she will leave 'The View'.

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