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Rebel Wilson, Sydney Morning Herald: Whoopi Goldberg slams Australian newspaper for ‘outing’ star

The View host Whoopi Goldberg criticizes Australian newspaper for trying to ‘out’ Rebel Wilson before going out with new friend Ramona Agruma

Whoopi Goldberg has criticized an Australian newspaper for trying to “out” Rebel Wilson before going out on Friday with her new friend Ramona Agruma.

On Saturday, Sydney Morning Herald columnist Andrew Hornery published a column commenting on Rebel’s decision to “gazum” his scoop, arguing that he had found out about the relationship and would publish a story about it.

Whoopi said on US talk show The View: “There is much speculation that Rebel came out to pre-empt a Sydney Morning Herald tabloid story about her relationship.”

Whoopi Goldberg of The View (pictured) criticized an Australian newspaper for trying to

Whoopi Goldberg of The View (pictured) criticized an Australian newspaper for trying to “out” Rebel Wilson before going out with her new friend Ramona Agruma

“Now, the man who wrote it even apologized and said it was ‘never his intention to take her out’… Well, you know that’s not true.”

She continued, “If you didn’t mean to, you wouldn’t have done it. If you didn’t want to, you shouldn’t have done it, you knew exactly what you were doing.’

Sara Haines of The View then weighed in, pointing out that Hornery herself is gay and should therefore have known better.

“You’d think he has a unique empathy for how people come to those decisions when they’re ready,” she said.

Sara went on to say that she personally “wouldn’t trust” the media with such a sensitive story.

On Saturday, Sydney Morning Herald columnist Andrew Hornery published a column commenting on Rebel's decision to

On Saturday, Sydney Morning Herald columnist Andrew Hornery published a column commenting on Rebel’s decision to “gazum” his scoop, arguing that he had found out about the relationship and would publish a story about it. (Rebel and Ramona Agruma pictured)

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“If you didn’t mean to, you wouldn’t have done it,” Whoopi said in a fiery segment on The View this week.

“It’s sad that they’re in this situation of having to let go of these things that they don’t want to talk about, but I think that’s the better way to own the story,” she said.

“I wouldn’t quote or talk to a place that forces me to tell a story I don’t want to tell.”

Sunny Hostin agreed, calling the whole situation “terrible.”

It comes after Hornery apologized for the “tone” of his controversial Rebel Wilson article, saying he never intended to “inflict pain” when he reached out to inquire about her new relationship with Ramona Agruma.

Hornery admitted he has learned some new and difficult lessons after the scandal.

“I’m really sorry that Rebel has found this difficult. That was never my intention. But I see she handled it all with extraordinary grace,” he wrote in a column that replaced Sunday’s article online.

‘As a gay man, I am well aware of how deep discrimination hurts. The last thing I would ever want to do is hurt someone else.”

It comes after Hornery (pictured) apologized for the

It comes after Hornery (pictured) apologized for the “tone” of his controversial Rebel Wilson article, saying he never intended to “inflict pain” when he reached out to ask about her new relationship with Ramona Agrum

Hornery said he thought his article would be a “happy story” after seeing pictures of the couple together on her Instagram page for several months.

“I assumed there was a good chance she’d be happy to talk about it,” he explained.

“She had already revealed she was dating a month ago and was very happy.”

The gossip columnist added that he never intended his request comment as a threat, but rather “made it clear” that he had “sufficient confidence in his information and could start a conversation.”

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“I assumed there was a good chance she’d be happy to talk about it,” he explained. ‘She revealed she was dating a month ago and was very happy’

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