Actress Whoopi Goldberg has apologized for using an ethnic slur toward the Romani people on Wednesday’s episode of ABC’s ‘The View’
During a conversation on former President Donald Trump, Goldberg remarked that some of his supporters believe ‘he got “gy—-d” somehow in the election’, a term for cheating that perpetuates a negative stereotype about the Romani people.
The ‘Sister Act’ star and her fellow co-hosts were discussing possible criminal charges against former President Donald Trump in the alleged hush money scandal involving Stormy Daniels.
Less than an hour after the live show aired, Goldberg offered an apology online and said she was sorry in a video posted after the show.
She said: ‘You know, when you’re a certain age, you use the words that you know from when you were a kid or you remember saying, and that’s what I did today, and I shouldn’t have.
‘I should’ve thought about it a little longer before I said it, but I didn’t. And I should’ve said cheated, but I used another word, and I’m really, really sorry.’
This is not the first time Goldberg has come under fire for espousing controversial viewpoints or using outdated and offensive language on air.
Early last year, she was suspended from ‘The View’ for two weeks after she argued that the Holocaust in which six million Jewish people were murdered was ‘not about race.’