Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for using Romani slur in TV show | Ents & Arts News

Whoopi Goldberg was discussing Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential bid when she used a word considered derogatory towards Roma. She has now apologized.

Friday, March 17, 2023 9:53 AM, UK

Whoopi Goldberg has apologized after using racial slurs during a talk show appearance.

When discussing Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election on an episode of ABC’s The View, the TV host and actor referred to “people who still believe he, you know, somehow went crazy “.

Believed to be derived from “gypsy”, the word is considered derogatory towards Romani people due to its negative connotations.

In a video posted to Twitter, Goldberg said, “I should have said ‘cheated’, but I used a different word, and I’m really, really sorry”.

“You know, when you get to a certain age, you use the words you know from when you were a kid or you remember saying them, and that’s what I did today, and I shouldn’t have.”

Last year was Goldberg hung on The View after saying the holocaust wasn’t about race.

She apologized for the comments described by others as “devastating” and “dangerous”.

Goldberg had said, “Let’s face it – the Holocaust is not about race.

“It’s about man’s inhumanity to man — that’s what it’s about.”

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When one of her co-hosts said the Holocaust was “about white supremacy,” Goldberg responded, “But these are two white groups of people.

“You miss the point. As soon as you make it a race, it goes into this alley.

“Let’s talk about it as it is – it’s how people interact. It’s a problem.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white, because black, white, jews… everyone eats each other.”

Her words led to furious reactions, with criticism from Jewish organizations, among others.

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