Friday 23 September 2022 03:44 AM Whoopi Goldberg is forced into awkward on-air apology after marriage joke about ... trends now
In an awkward apology on The View Thursday, Goldberg suggested she might have to quit the show she has co-hosted since 2007 after receiving apparent backlash from ABC bigwigs for 'joking' that Graham was getting married.
Her comment came during a conversation with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, in which Jean-Pierre slammed the South Carolina senator for calling for a nationwide ban on abortions after 15 weeks.
'We have Lindsey Graham, Senator Graham and other and other leaders of the Republican Party who are saying, and they’re being very clear about this, folks, we got to listen to them that they want a national ban on abortions,' the White House press secretary told The View cohosts.
She added: 'Senator Graham had said maybe about a month ago, early August, that he believes when it comes to marriage, when it comes to abortion, it’s for states to decide.
'So, Senator Graham, what changed?' Jean-Pierre asked, to which Goldberg deadpanned: 'Well, maybe he’s getting married.'
Her woke cohost Joy Behar then said she doubts that is the case, as the audience laughed and cheered.
Goldberg, 66, then continued: 'Do it quick, because I know people are fooling around with our marriage rights, whoever, wherever you stand, you know.'
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Whoopi Goldberg, 66, was forced to issue an awkward on-air apology for a 'joke' she made about Sen Lindsey Graham getting married
Liberals have suggested for years that Graham, a lifelong bachelor, might be secretly gay. The senator is pictured here discussing the introduction of the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act last week
The comment comes after liberals have suggested for years that the lifelong bachelor might be secretly gay, with comedians such as Bill Maher, Jon Steward and Patti Lupone making crude remarks or implicit references to his sexual orientation over the years.