The tide is turning against the partisan, insufferable know-nothing hosts of The View, as a courageous audience member blasted Whoopi Goldberg at the beginning of taping for their Wednesday show. It apparently got the attention of Whoopi and her co-hosts, who immediately had to address the situation before resuming their normal banter.
“We’re happy to see ya’ll. Cool, well, go on and have a seat,” Goldberg stated before turning her attention to the heckler. “Did you just call me an old broad? Yeah?” she then said. The camera panned to a woman sitting near the front of the stage.
“She said, ‘You old broad,’ and I was like, hey, it’s Wednesday, and I am an old broad, and happy about it,” she remarked, attempting to downplay the insult. Co-host Sonny Hostin chimed in by saying that the term “old broad” was preferable to any alternative slurs.
Whoopi evidently agreed with that assessment and chimed in to say as much in her response to Hostin. “The alternative is not attractive to any of us,” Goldberg replied. “We all want to be old broads and old dudes, you know?”
Conservative Brief argued that Goldberg’s comeuppance is well overdue. In the past year, she has made repeated remarks insinuating that the Holocaust was not about race, despite Hitler’s own comments that he was to exterminate the Jewish race after blaming them for Germany’s problems. Amazingly, after receiving just a two-week suspension and issuing a non-apology, Whoopi returned to the same talking point more recently this past December.
And this just had to be said. One of the first Twitter comments appropriately noted that aside from the brief interlude of heckling, no one really came out on top. The Twitter user wrote: “I don’t know what’s funnier…The old broad comment, or the woman wearing a diaper on her face. Both are clowns.”
Plenty of other comments tempered their own outrage by referring to Whoopi as a clown. Goldberg really stepped in it and doubled down on historical ignorance when explaining her thinking. “Remember who they were killing first,” she said in reference to the Nazi regime. “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.”
When insisting the Holocaust wasn’t about race, after being roundly criticized, she played the American race card by pretending Nazi Germany didn’t have systems in place to identify the Jewish population. “It doesn’t change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street,” she said. “You could find me. You couldn’t find them.”
Commenting on her initial suspension, she downplayed everything by pretending her raging ignorance and hatred of facts was a non-issue. “But you would have thought that I’d taken a big old stinky dump on the table, butt naked,” she said about the suspension. “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,’” she said.
Watch Whoopi get heckled here:
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