Whoopi Goldberg regrets using racially insensitive language on “The View.” Yes again.
On Wednesday, while debating Donald Trump’s possible reasons for paying hush money to adult artist Stormy Daniels, Goldberg made a comment for which he now apologizes.
“People who still believe he got g—somehow in the election will continue to believe he cared enough about his wife to pay that money out of his personal (funds).”
According Deadline, the word was not aired during the live broadcast of the East Coast broadcast. But the clip posted on the official YouTube page of “The View” has the word choppy.
The offensive word in question was once an Americanism used to describe being tricked, conned, or cheated. It has long been recognized as offensive to Roma or Romani people and is a derivative of a word that once derogatoryly described their ethnicity.
In a follow-up video “The View” tweeted later Wednesday, Goldberg offered a mea culpa.
“You know, when you’re a certain age, you use the words that you know from when you were a kid or that you remember saying, and that’s what I did today and I shouldn’t have done it,” he said. “I should have thought a little more before saying it and I didn’t. I should have said ‘cheated’, and I used another word, and I’m so, so sorry.”
This isn’t the first time the “Till” actress has found herself in hot water over comments she’s made on “The View.” Last year she was suspended from the daytime talk show for two weeks after making misstatements about the Holocaust and the Jewish people.
Check out his apology for Wednesday’s comments below.