Whoopi Goldberg issues apology for her sayings
Whoopi Goldberg issues apology for her sayings
Updated on July 30, 2022 16:04 PM by Sally Harbor
Whoopi Goldberg who is also the co-host of ABC network’s “The View”, issued an apology for her remarks that she made linking the remarks she made linking the conservative organization Turning Point USA to neo-Nazis. She became the latest figure on Thursday to apologize for the statement that she has said in regards to the matter.
Sorry, my bad
In the conversation about Turning Point USA on Monday, Whoopi Goldberg had put the young people at the conference in the same category as the protesters outside.
She also revealed in her statement that she does not like when people make assumptions about her and on the other hand it is also not likely for her to make assumptions about other people, which she did. So the co-host of “The View” apologized and said she was Sorry and it was all her bad.
Turning point remarks
The brief apology, the latest development after the ABC talk program was faced with legal action, failed to specifically mention that the ostensible "protesters" were White nationalists.
Following demonstrations by White supremacists outside of its TPUSA Student, Action Point Summit last weekend in Tampa, Florida, Whoopi Goldberg and co-host Joy Behar said something that Turning Point termed defamatorily.
All the chaos got created when on Monday when the co-hosts of the show “The View” mocked the elaborate event and Joy Behar criticized the group because neo-Nazi protesters were present outside the venue.
Behar in his mockery statement revealed that Neo-Nazis were present out there in front of the conference with anti-Semitic slurs, the Nazi swastika, and a picture of a Jewish person with exaggerated features, just like (Joseph) Goebbels did during the Third Reich. It’s the same thing, right out of that same playbook, he had said.
Whoopi Goldberg’s statement
Whoopi Goldberg then in her statement which caused the stir and chaos even more said that Florida Gov.Ron DeSantis did nothing, but failed to mention the Republican governor who had attended the event the day before neo-Nazis appeared.
Later on the program, "The View" read an on-air legal disclaimer to inform viewers that Turning Point USA condemned the Nei-Nazi protestors who had nothing to do with the organization. But Whoopi Goldberg criticized the government for letting them in despite knowing the fact that they were there.
Whoopi Goldberg said this before the panelists were forced to read another disclaimer and explain the neo-Nazis were outside protesters, not ones allowed in. Goldberg also said that her point was metaphorical,”
Take it back
Fox News Digital later reported on a letter from TPUSA that told "The View " to take the comments back or face legal action. The show obliged in the form of co-host Sara Haines reading a note to viewers on Wednesday.
Gathered not invited
In her statement, co-host of the show Sara Haines read and clarified from the show’s side that the neo-nazi demonstrators outside the Florida Student Action Summit of the Turning Point USA group were present there beforehand and were not invited nor endorsed by the Turning Point USA.
Condemns the ideologies
A spokesperson of Turning Point USA said that the group 100 percent condemns those ideologies and also confirmed that the security of Turning Point USA and its security tried to remove the Neo-Nazis from the area but could not because they were on public property," Sara Haines read. She also added that Turning Point USA wanted them to clarify that this was a Turning Point USA Summit, and not a Republican Party event. So, we apologize for anything we said that may have been unclear on these points.
A TP spokesperson balked at Sara Haines, not Whoopi Goldberg, making the apology. Conservative radio host Jason Rantz, who attended the event and saw the Neo-Nazi protests, agreed it should have been Goldberg.
He said in his statement that Whoopi Goldberg is the one who should apologize and revealed that the bulk of the complaints go toward comments that she made, and she oftentimes speaks completely out of turn coming through a lens of misinformation.
He also added that Whoopi Goldberg is known for that, and she should be the one to step up and say, ‘Look, I apologize, I screwed up on this,'" Rantz told Fox News Digital.
The founder of Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk told a source on Wednesday that the organization was still entertaining legal action against the program. He also said that the organization is talking to some of the best lawyers out there who are experts in the matter and these kinds of situations can be very complicated.
The show “The View” and Whoopi Goldberg are not new to the controversial world, particularly when it comes to the subject of Nazis. Goldberg was suspended by the show earlier this year when she said the Holocaust was "not about race," suggesting Jews and Gypsies persecuted by the Third Reich were "two White groups of people."