5 times Whoopi Goldberg was FORCED to apologize on 'The View' for derogatory remarks
‘The View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg has had to apologize yet again, this time for her remarks linking young conservatives attending conservative group Turning Point USA's summit in Tampa, Florida, with protesters who showed up outside the event holding Nazi flags and antisemitic posters.
“You let them in and you knew what they were, so you are complicit,” Goldberg had said. But later apologized for the comment. "In Monday's conversation about Turning Point USA, I put the young people at the conference in the same category as the protesters outside, and I don't like it when people make assumptions about me. And it's not any better when I make assumptions about other people, which I did. So, my bad, I'm sorry," Goldberg said while apologizing during the show.
“On Monday we talked about the fact that there were openly neo-Nazi demonstrators outside the Florida Student Action Summit of the Turning Point USA group,” Haines said on the July 25 episode of 'The View'.
ABC News received a cease and desist letter from Turning Point USA on July 26, demanding that it "retract the defamatory statements" made earlier this week on 'The View' or risk legal repercussions.
The letter read, "TPUSA's reputation was unquestionably damaged and that the false statements of fact made during The View's segment on July 25th brought the organization and its student affiliates into disrepute with the public, potential donors, and current and future business partners, posing a significant financial loss to the organization."
Goldberg has been slammed several times recently for her behavior and statements during the show on live television. Here are some of the moments when she was forced to apologize for the
1) Yelling at 'The View' co-hosts
On July 12, 2022, before going to the commercial break, Goldberg stunned her audience by yelling at her co-hosts live on air. She had even cut off special guest co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin who was discussing politics.
Whoopi yelling about going to break! Kinda wondered what if. I sometimes think about when she does sometimes #TheView— Brooke Parker (@gramfurn) July 11, 2022
2) Using "a**" on live TV
On June 24, 2022, while discussing "gentle parenting", Goldberg said, "Sometimes you have to be an a** to be a parent.'' Fans of the show were quick to rebuke the comedian on Twitter for her language.
A user on Twitter wrote, "In the words of Whoopi Goldberg: 'Sometimes you have to be an a** to be a parent'. Gentle Parenting must not blur the lines of who's the parent and who is the child and how people choose to raise their children shouldn't be even up for discussion. Do what works for you."
In the words of Whoopi Goldberg"Sometimes you have to be an ass to be a parent"— Hlubikazi❤ (@BuhleNdabambi1) June 28, 2022
Gentle Parenting must not blur the lines of who's the parent and who is the child and how people choose to raise their children shouldn't be even up for discussion. Do what works for you.
3) Derogatory remark about Holocaust
According to an article by the New York Times, Goldberg was suspended temporarily from the show after making derogatory remarks about the Holocaust. She was given a two-week suspension for insisting during the show that Holocaust "wasn't about race."
4) Comparing the US to Saudi Arabia
Goldberg also attracted vitriolic hate online after she tried to imply that the US is no different than Saudi Arabia as it removes “protective rights from women, disallowing women control over their bodies.” The 66-year-old actress was speaking about the overturning of Roe v Wade by the US Supreme Court and slamming the decision while President Joe Biden was visiting Saudi Arabia where he fist bumped Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, colloquially called MBS, at Al Salam Royal Palace on July 15, 2022.
Whoopi Goldberg compares US to Saudi Arabia on human rights: 'Our own hands are dirty quite often' https://t.co/KfXtQ6KMIy #FoxNews @whoopigoldberg Can we get a GoToFund to send her to beautiful Saudi Arabia.— Ginny Fidler 💋 (@KathyMschotschi) July 18, 2022
“We say we’re not going to talk to these people, we’re not going to do it, and then suddenly, you’re having to figure out how you converse with them because you’ve got to deal with them but, but I just wanted to read something someone handed me. He didn’t have to go to Saudi Arabia, however, to find a country that’s violating human rights or a country that's opposing women because plenty of states we live in are doing the same thing,” Goldberg had said on the show.