Whoopi Goldberg Issues Apology For Using A Romani Slur

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is apologizing for using a word that is considered derogatory toward people of Romani heritage. The View co-host uttered the slur during the show on Wednesday when she noted Donald Trump’s loss of the 2020 presidential election.

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Goldberg said there are “people who still believe that he got, you know, gypped somehow in the election.” Issuing an apology in a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Goldberg said she should have used the word “cheated” instead of the other word.

“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,” she said in her apology.

The Hollywood star also faced trouble a year ago when she suggested that “the Holocaust isn’t about race.”

“I regret my comments and I stand corrected. I also stand with the Jewish people,” Goldberg said in her January 2022 apology after facing a suspension from The View, The Hollywood Reporter reported.