Whoopi Goldberg has apologized after using a racial slur during a talk show appearance.
Discussing Donald Trump’s defeat in the 2020 presidential election on ABC’s The View episode, the TV host and actor referenced “people who still believe he got , you know, go after it one way or another”.
Considered to be derived from “Gypsy”, the word is considered pejorative towards Roma due to its negative connotations.
In a video posted to Twitter, Goldberg said “I should have said ‘cheated,’ but I used another word, and I’m really, really sorry.”
“You know, when you’re a certain age, you use the words that you know when you were a kid or that you remember saying, and that’s what I did today, and I wouldn’t have of.”
Last year, Goldberg was suspended from sight after saying that the Holocaust was not about race.
She apologized for the remarks described by others as “devastating” and “dangerous”.
Goldberg said: “Let’s be honest – 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 his co-hosts said the Holocaust was about “white supremacy,” Goldberg replied, “But it’s two groups of white people.
“You miss the point. As soon as you turn it into a run, it goes down that aisle.
“Let’s talk about it for what it is – it’s the way people treat each other. It’s a problem.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white, because blacks, whites, Jews…everyone eats each other.”
His words drew a furious reaction, with criticism from Jewish organizations and others.