Whoopi on The View: 'I Should Probably Never Do this Show Again'

Seemingly unsatisfied with the naked racist bigotry from “Sunny Hostin” earlier in the week, Whoopi Goldberg stepped it up by lashing out at South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) on Thursday’s edition of The View by playing to the homophobic smear that the Senator is a closeted homosexual. She was forced to make a non-apology where she called it a “joke” and quipped, “I should probably never do this show again” if people don’t get jokes anymore. Goldberg’s attack came as White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was talking about Graham’s national 15-week abortion ban bill. “Senator Graham had said maybe about a month ago, early August, that he believes when it comes to marriage when it comes to abortion, it's for states to decide. So, Senator Graham, what changed?” she huffed. “Maybe he's getting married,” Goldberg blurted out. She dabbled in the homophobic rhetoric by adding: “Do it quick because I know people are fooling around with our marriage rights. Whoever, wherever you stand.” Jean-Pierre, who’s openly lesbian, knew where things were going when Goldberg opened her mouth the first time, exclaiming “Oh,” looking away from the co-host, and not addressing it.     Following the commercial break, Goldberg returned and immediately gave a forced non-apology where she didn’t mention what she was apologizing for but defended what she said by calling it “a joke.” “I need to make clear that I was doing what I do as a comic. Sometimes I make jokes, and it was a joke. Nothing more than that,” she defended herself. She then admitted that she got a talking-to during the commercial break, which she obviously didn’t take seriously, quipping: “I just got a whole conversation about people misunderstanding the joke. I mean, okay. I should probably never do this show again. If this is what it's coming to, no.” “It was a joke, guys,” she concluded on the matter. That wasn’t the only ridiculous thing Goldberg said during the Thursday show. At the top of the hour, she tried to mock former President Trump for saying a president could just think a document is unclassified by trying to use her weak brain power to put him in prison: [Whoopi Goldberg closes her eyes and raises up her hands] JOY BEHAR: What are you doing, Whoopi? WHOOPI GOLDBERG: I'm – [Laughter] BEHAR: Thinking about it. [Applause] GOLDBERG: I'm thinking him into jail. [Laughter and applause] “You think about stuff and the stuff just happens,’ Hostin added. Co-host Sara Haines noted Twitter called it a “Jedi mind trick” and faux “conservative” Alyssa Farah Griffin called it “I Dream of Jeannie.” Whoopi Goldberg’s attack was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Chewy and Mr. Clean. Their contact information is linked. The transcript is below, click "expand" to read: ABC’s The View September 22, 2022  11:04:15 a.m. Eastern (…) DONALD TRUMP: If you are the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying it's declassified, even by thinking about it because you're sending it to Mar-a-Lago or to wherever you're sending it, and it doesn't have to be a process. [Cuts back to live] [Whoopi Goldberg closes her eyes and raises up her hands] JOY BEHAR: What are you doing, Whoopi? WHOOPI GOLDBERG: I'm – [Laughter] BEHAR: Thinking about it. [Applause] GOLDBERG: I'm thinking him into jail. [Laughter and applause] SUNNY HOSTIN: You can just think about stuff. GOLDBERG: Just think about stuff. HOSTIN: You think about stuff and the stuff just happens. GOLDBERG: Yeah, who knew? SARA HAINES: Twitter was saying he Jedi mind tricked that. ALYSSA FARAH GRIFFIN: Or like I Dream of Jeannie. GOLDBERG: That's a good one too. (…) 11:31:57 a.m. Eastern KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: Senator Graham had said maybe about a month ago, early August, that he believes when it comes to marriage, when it comes to abortion, it's for states to decide. So, Senator Graham, what changed? HAINES: Yeah. BEHAR: I know. What changed? GOLDBERG: Maybe he's getting married. [Laughter and applause] JEAN-PIERRE: Oh! [Looks away] BEHAR: I doubt that. [Applause] JEAN-PIERRE:  Okay. GOLDBERG: Do it quick because I know people are fooling around with our marriage rights. Whoever, wherever you stand. (…) 11:37:28 a.m. Eastern GOLDBERG: Will before I do this introduction, I need to make clear that I was doing what I do as a comic. Sometimes I make jokes, and it was a joke. Nothing more than that. I just got a whole conversation about people misunderstanding the joke. I mean, okay. [Laughter] I should probably never do this show again. [Laughter] If this is what it's coming to, no. It was a joke, guys. I'm, you know. (…)

Whoopi on The View: 'I Should Probably Never Do this Show Again'
Seemingly unsatisfied with the naked racist bigotry from “Sunny Hostin” earlier in the week, Whoopi Goldberg stepped it up by lashing out at South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) on Thursday’s edition of The View by playing to the homophobic smear that the Senator is a closeted homosexual. She was forced to make a non-apology where she called it a “joke” and quipped, “I should probably never do this show again” if people don’t get jokes anymore. Goldberg’s attack came as White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was talking about Graham’s national 15-week abortion ban bill. “Senator Graham had said maybe about a month ago, early August, that he believes when it comes to marriage when it comes to abortion, it's for states to decide. So, Senator Graham, what changed?” she huffed. “Maybe he's getting married,” Goldberg blurted out. She dabbled in the homophobic rhetoric by adding: “Do it quick because I know people are fooling around with our marriage rights. Whoever, wherever you stand.” Jean-Pierre, who’s openly lesbian, knew where things were going when Goldberg opened her mouth the first time, exclaiming “Oh,” looking away from the co-host, and not addressing it.     Following the commercial break, Goldberg returned and immediately gave a forced non-apology where she didn’t mention what she was apologizing for but defended what she said by calling it “a joke.” “I need to make clear that I was doing what I do as a comic. Sometimes I make jokes, and it was a joke. Nothing more than that,” she defended herself. She then admitted that she got a talking-to during the commercial break, which she obviously didn’t take seriously, quipping: “I just got a whole conversation about people misunderstanding the joke. I mean, okay. I should probably never do this show again. If this is what it's coming to, no.” “It was a joke, guys,” she concluded on the matter. That wasn’t the only ridiculous thing Goldberg said during the Thursday show. At the top of the hour, she tried to mock former President Trump for saying a president could just think a document is unclassified by trying to use her weak brain power to put him in prison: [Whoopi Goldberg closes her eyes and raises up her hands] JOY BEHAR: What are you doing, Whoopi? WHOOPI GOLDBERG: I'm – [Laughter] BEHAR: Thinking about it. [Applause] GOLDBERG: I'm thinking him into jail. [Laughter and applause] “You think about stuff and the stuff just happens,’ Hostin added. Co-host Sara Haines noted Twitter called it a “Jedi mind trick” and faux “conservative” Alyssa Farah Griffin called it “I Dream of Jeannie.” Whoopi Goldberg’s attack was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Chewy and Mr. Clean. Their contact information is linked. The transcript is below, click "expand" to read: ABC’s The View September 22, 2022  11:04:15 a.m. Eastern (…) DONALD TRUMP: If you are the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying it's declassified, even by thinking about it because you're sending it to Mar-a-Lago or to wherever you're sending it, and it doesn't have to be a process. [Cuts back to live] [Whoopi Goldberg closes her eyes and raises up her hands] JOY BEHAR: What are you doing, Whoopi? WHOOPI GOLDBERG: I'm – [Laughter] BEHAR: Thinking about it. [Applause] GOLDBERG: I'm thinking him into jail. [Laughter and applause] SUNNY HOSTIN: You can just think about stuff. GOLDBERG: Just think about stuff. HOSTIN: You think about stuff and the stuff just happens. GOLDBERG: Yeah, who knew? SARA HAINES: Twitter was saying he Jedi mind tricked that. ALYSSA FARAH GRIFFIN: Or like I Dream of Jeannie. GOLDBERG: That's a good one too. (…) 11:31:57 a.m. Eastern KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: Senator Graham had said maybe about a month ago, early August, that he believes when it comes to marriage, when it comes to abortion, it's for states to decide. So, Senator Graham, what changed? HAINES: Yeah. BEHAR: I know. What changed? GOLDBERG: Maybe he's getting married. [Laughter and applause] JEAN-PIERRE: Oh! [Looks away] BEHAR: I doubt that. [Applause] JEAN-PIERRE:  Okay. GOLDBERG: Do it quick because I know people are fooling around with our marriage rights. Whoever, wherever you stand. (…) 11:37:28 a.m. Eastern GOLDBERG: Will before I do this introduction, I need to make clear that I was doing what I do as a comic. Sometimes I make jokes, and it was a joke. Nothing more than that. I just got a whole conversation about people misunderstanding the joke. I mean, okay. [Laughter] I should probably never do this show again. [Laughter] If this is what it's coming to, no. It was a joke, guys. I'm, you know. (…)