During a recent episode of the popular ABC talk show “The View,” host Whoopi Goldberg sparked controversy by using a term that is considered offensive by many people today. The incident occurred when Goldberg was discussing former President Donald Trump and his alleged payout to porn actress Stormy Daniels.
Goldberg used the word “gypped” during her commentary, which is now considered a taboo word because it is believed to be an ethnic slur against Romani people. The term implies that people of Romani descent are dishonest and engage in shady business dealings.
While talking about ex-President Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels Wednesday, Whoopi Goldberg used a racist term associated with the Romani people while referring to Trump's base as "people who still believe that he got (expletive) somehow in the election." https://t.co/Eb9qJmxC23
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Goldberg quickly apologized for using the word after the show, acknowledging that it was insensitive and hurtful. However, the incident has once again put the veteran comedian in the spotlight for her controversial remarks.
Critics have pointed out that this is not the first time Goldberg has been criticized for making offensive comments on the air. In the past, she has been accused of making homophobic and transphobic remarks, as well as comments that were perceived as anti-Semitic.
While some viewers may find Goldberg’s comments to be harmless, others argue that they contribute to a culture of intolerance and discrimination. As public figures, it is important for hosts like Goldberg to be mindful of the words they use and the impact they can have on their audiences.