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Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes For Using Offensive Term On ‘The View’

March 17, 2023 | By Kali Girl

Whoopi Goldberg, one of the co-hosts of “The View,” recorded an apology video on Wednesday for her use of the word “gypped” during the show, reports Fox News.

The conversation that led to Goldberg’s apology revolved around the possibility of criminal charges against former President Donald Trump and the hush money scandal with Stormy Daniels.

During the conversation, Goldberg used the term “gypped” without a second thought. The word has been used for years to refer to being deceived or cheated; however, for some it’s also considered a slur in connection with Romani “Gypsies.”

In the video Goldberg 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,’ but I used another word and I’m really, really sorry”. 

Some Twitter users were confused by the apology video, as they were unaware the word was considered offensive.

In her message, Goldberg acknowledged her mistake and expressed regret for using a term that could be offensive to the Romani people.

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