WHOOPI Goldberg has apologized after using an often-considered offensive word on The View on Wednesday.
After fan backlash, the host has admitted she “shouldn’t have” used this term.
ABCWhoopi Goldberg received backlash after using an offensive term on Wednesday’s episode of The View[/caption]
Twitter / Whoopi GoldbergThe moderator apologized in a video shared on the show’s official social media account[/caption]
The moment occurred as the hosts discussed Donald Trump and his alleged connection to Stormy Daniels, about a third of the way into the broadcast.
While talking about Trump’s supporters, Whoopi used an offensive slang term for the word “cheated.”
The moderator said: ”The people who still believe that he got gy**ed somehow in the election, will still believe that he cared enough about his wife to pay that money from his personal thing.”
The term stems from the word “gy**y,” which is “commonly used to describe the Romani people but… carries many negative connotations,” according to NPR.
Upon catching Whoopi using the word, one fan tweeted the article out to Whoopi and begged her on social media not to “use” the term again.
Another shocked viewer wrote: “Whoopi, did I hear you right? Did you just say ‘gy**ed??’”
After seeing the fan outrage to her use of the term, Whoopi apologized in a video on The View’s official Twitter.
She said: “You know, when you’re a certain age, you use words that you know from when you’re a kid or you remember saying, and that’s what I did today, and I shouldn’t have.
“I should have thought about it a little longer before I said it, but I didn’t, and I should have said ‘cheated,’ and I used another word, and I’m really, really sorry.”
While some accepted The View host’s apologetic words, others said enough was enough.
Referencing the star’s past controversies, one fan asked: “How many apologies does Whoopi get before the network fires her?”
A second confused viewer said: “I still don’t understand how Whoopi is still on the view…. like fire her a** already!”
“She should be fired. This isn’t the first time,” a third upset fan tweeted.
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ABCWhoopi admitted she ‘should have thought about it a little longer’ before she chose her words on The View[/caption]
ABCSome fans are calling for her to be ‘fired,’ saying that ‘this isn’t the first time’ she’s had controversies[/caption]