Whoopi Goldberg is forced to make awkward on-air apologies after Lindsey Graham wedding joke

Whoopi Goldberg was forced to backtrack on a marriage joke she made on the broadcast on Thursday Republican sen. Lindsey Graham.

In an awkward apology on The View Thursday, Goldberg suggested she might have to quit the show she’s co-hosted since 2007 after receiving clear criticism from ABC heads for “joking” that Graham was getting married.

Her comment came during a conversation with White House Press officer Karine Jean-Pierre, in which Jean-Pierre reprimanded the South Carolina senator for calling for a nationwide ban on abortions after 15 weeks.

“We’ve got Lindsey Graham, Senator Graham and other and other Republican Party leaders saying, and they’re very clear on this, folks, we need to listen to them that they want a national ban on abortion.” White House Press Secretary told The View cohosts.

She added: “Senator Graham might have said about a month ago, in early August, that he believes that when it comes to marriage, when it comes to abortion, it’s up to the states to decide.

“So, Senator Graham, what’s changed?” Jean-Pierre asked, to which Goldberg said very quietly, “Well, maybe he’s getting married.”

Her awakened cohost Joy Behar then said she doubts that’s the case, as the audience laughed and cheered.

Goldberg, 66, then continued: “Do it fast, because I know people are messing with our marriage rights, whoever, wherever you are, you know.”

Whoopi Goldberg, 66, was forced to issue an awkward apology for a ‘joke’ she made about Sen Lindsey Graham’s marriage

Liberals have for years suggested that Graham, a lifelong bachelor, could be secretly gay.  The senator, pictured here, discusses last week's introduction of the Act to Protect Pain-Eligible Unborn Children from Late Abortions.

Liberals have for years suggested that Graham, a lifelong bachelor, could be secretly gay. The senator, pictured here, discusses last week’s introduction of the Act to Protect Pain-Eligible Unborn Children from Late Abortions.

The comment comes after liberals have suggested for years that the lifelong bachelor could be secretly gay, with comedians like Bill Maher, Jon Steward and Patti Lupone making crude comments or implied references to his sexual orientation over the years.

Such conversations are also common on Twitter and other social media sites.

But when the show returned from a commercial break, Goldberg seemed confused, her face wrinkled as she told the audience to “make it clear that I’m doing what I do as a cartoonist.”

“Sometimes I joke, and it was a joke,” she said. “Nothing more than that.”

She then seemed to suggest that producers talk to her during the intermission, saying, “I just had a whole conversation about people misunderstanding the joke.

“I mean okay,” Goldberg continued, her cohosts laughing. “When the time comes, I should probably never do this show again.

“It was a joke, guys, you know,” she concluded.

Goldberg doubled down on the fact it was a joke after a commercial break

Goldberg doubled down on the fact it was a joke after a commercial break

Her comments came after White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre asked what had changed that caused the South Carolina senator to change his tune about abortion bans.

Her comments came after White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre asked what had changed that caused the South Carolina senator to change his tune about abortion bans.

This is just the most recent apology the show’s cohosts have had to make in recent years.

Earlier this year, Goldberg was even banned for two weeks after claiming the Holocaust “isn’t about race.”

“These are white people doing it to white people, so you’re going to fight amongst yourselves, but…” she said in February.

She later continued, “Let’s face it. The Holocaust is not about race. It’s not about race. It’s not about race. It’s not about race. It is about the inhumanity of man towards man. That’s what it’s about.’

However, several hours later, after a quick response, Goldberg tweeted an apology.

“On today’s show, I said that the Holocaust is ‘not about race, but about the inhumanity of man to man’. I should have said it’s about both,” she said.

Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League said, “The Holocaust was about the Nazis’ systematic destruction of the Jewish people – whom they viewed as an inferior race.”

‘I admit my mistake.

“The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and they will never give up. I’m sorry for the pain I caused.’

Goldberg had to apologize earlier for saying the Holocaust wasn't about race

Goldberg had to apologize earlier for saying the Holocaust wasn’t about race

More recently, Sunny Hostin came under fire for attacking former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, calling her a “chameleon” while insinuating that the former ambassador is not using her first name, Nimrata, in an attempt to appeal. put on Republican voters.

She was quickly labeled a ‘racist’ on Twitterwith many noting that Nikki is Haley’s middle name – and Hostin doesn’t use her first name either.

By noon, Haley decided to discuss the matter herself.

“Thank you for your concern @Sunny,” the former South Carolina governor tweeted, claiming, “It’s racist of you to judge my name.

“Nikki is an Indian name and it’s on my birth certificate – and I’m proud of it,” she wrote. “What’s sad is the hypocrisy of the left towards conservative minorities.”

“By the way, the last time I checked Sunny isn’t your birth name…,” Haley added in her tweet to Hostin, whose birth name is Asunción Cummings Hostin.

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