Whoopi Goldberg has issued an apology for using an offensive slur against the Romani people during a recent episode of The View. During a discussion about former President Donald Trump’s alleged relationship with adult film actress Stormy Daniels, co-host Alyssa Farah-Griffin mentioned that the alleged affair didn’t bother many of Trump’s supporters.
Whoopi then spoke about how a possible indictment wouldn’t deter Trump’s base and used the slur while doing so.
Following the show’s airing, The View posted a video of the 67-year-old moderator apologizing for her use of the term, which has been considered offensive to the Roma people.
In the clip, Whoopi explained that she had used the word without thinking and that she should have thought about it before saying it. She also stated that she remembered the word from her past.
This is not the first time that Whoopi has apologized for using offensive language on the show. In January 2022, she was suspended from The View for two weeks after making a comment about the Holocaust during a discussion about the graphic memoir Maus.
After receiving criticism for her comment, she issued an apology on Twitter, clarifying her statement and expressing her support for the Jewish community.