Whoopi Goldberg called out a mouthy audience member of The View on Wednesday, shutting the heckler down after he called her an “old broad” on live television.
The clap-back moment occurred towards the very beginning of the show, as all the hosts came to take their seats. The audience was described as “very happy,” but one particularly enthusiastic member began shouting at herding Wednesday’s broadcast, according to Entertainment Weekly.
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“Did you just call me an ‘old broad’? Yeah,” the 67-year-old show moderator snapped in response to the on-air critique. “She said, ‘You old broad,’ and I was like, ‘Hey, it’s Wednesday, and I am an old broad, and happy about it.’ “
The camera then suddenly cuts to a woman donning a large fur hat ash she gestured in acknowledgement.
Goldberg’s co-host quickly Sunny Houston, 54, rushed to her defense while feminine her that being an “old broad” is still better than the alternative.
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“The alternative is not attractive to any of us,” said Goldberg. “We all want to be old broads and old dudes, you know?”
The woman with the fur hat then inexplicably became the focus of the cameraman throughout the rest of the show.
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Meanwhile, Goldberg has found herself in trouble on a handful of hot topics, including her repeating the Holocaust slur (that the Holocaust wasn’t about race) which ultimately got her suspended from The View.
“Recently while doing press in London, I was asked about my comments from earlier this year. I tried to convey to the reporter what I had said and why, and attempted to recount that time,” said Goldberg in her most recent apology.
The 67-year-old Oscar-winning actress said she learned the errors of her ways after meeting with “people like rabbis.”
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“It was never my intention to appear as if I was doubling down on hurtful comments, especially after talking with and hearing people like rabbis and old and new friends weighing in.
She admitted she’s “still learning a lot,” and again offered “sincere apologies,” regarding the Holocaust comment.
“I’m still learning a lot, and believe me, I heard everything everyone said to me. I believe that the Holocaust was about race, and I am still as sorry now as I was then that I upset, hurt and angered people,” the actress continued. “My sincere apologies again, especially to everyone who thought this was a fresh rehash of the subject. I promise it was not.”
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