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ABC’s “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg has put her foot in her mouth once again, this time by using a term on the air that many wokesters today find offensive, and she quickly apologized after the show.
During her Wednesday broadcast, Goldberg was once again attacking former President Donald Trump, but in the process the 67-year-old comedienne used the now verboten word “gypped,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
Speaking about Trump’s controversial payout to former porn queen Stormy Daniels, Goldberg said, “The people who still believe that he got, you know, gypped somehow in the election, will still believe that he cared enough about his wife to pay the … money from his personal thing.”
Of course, it is common knowledge that the word “gypped” is an allusion to a penchant for gypsy people to engage in shady business dealings and for ripping off people with whom they are dealing. The word has been used for generations, but today it is often looked at as an ethnic slur used against Romani people.
Goldberg, whose real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson, quickly took to Twitter with an apology after fans online began accusing her of using a racist word.
Whether you agree that “gypped” is a slur or not, the TV host claimed that she learned the word as a kid and never knew its origin.
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