Fans slam ‘disgusting’ Whoopi Goldberg for rude question to co-host

Fans slam ‘disgusting’ Whoopi Goldberg for rude question to co-host
  • PublishedSeptember 15, 2023

Whoopi Goldberg sent several fans of The View reeling on Thursday after she randomly asked her co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin if she was pregnant.

In a clip posted to X (formerly Twitter), the Sister Act star can be heard rambling about the state of America before breaking off suddenly and asking Griffin, 34, if she was with child.

“Too much has happened in the country for the rot to have not been there,” said Goldberg, “And it doesn’t have to be black folks or Native American folks. It’s folks who come from other places.”

The Ghost actress continued by saying that it has grown incredibly hard for her to watch the people of the US disregard each other when she suddenly breaks off and looks toward an enraptured Griffin.

“Are you pregnant?” Goldberg blurted out, causing Griffin to gasp in shock.

“No,” yelled the former White House Director of Strategic Communications. “Oh my God.”

“You can’t say that with my mother-in-law here,” continued Griffin. “Who has been dying for me to get pregnant.”

The New York Post reached out to Griffin and Goldberg for comment.

Fans have called out Whoopi Goldberg for her “inappropriate” question.

Fans have called out Whoopi Goldberg for her “inappropriate” question.

Following the declaration, the entire studio erupted into chaos with many audience members screeching their delight while Goldberg’s co-host admonished the EGOT winner.

“Why would you say that,” asked the confused hosts while the camera cut to the show’s executive producer, Brian Teta, who muttered something into his headset.

Once some semblance of calm was restored to the show, Griffin asked Goldberg if she looked pregnant to which The Color Purple said, “Yes!”

“I just got a vibe,” stammered Goldberg trying to smooth the whole thing over as Griffin asked if she had “the glow.”

Goldberg then started apologising profusely before Sunny Hostin, 54, jumped into the conversation and joked that they should take bets.

“I’m very open to be pregnant soon,” said Griffin, overpowering her co-anchors. “But I am not blessed to be pregnant yet.”

Griffin then added that she and her husband were “thinking about it.”

Goldberg’s out-of-left-field comment left several X users aghast.

“That’s super rude to ask another woman on live TV. Why not ask while they are preparing for the show beforehand,” slammed one user.

“This is so wrong. Whoopi is a mess,” growled a second user. “Even if she were pregnant, she would have forced her to announce with that question. She could ask during break or before the start of the show. Such a disgusting behaviour.”

Other users defended the host claiming that it was not meant to be hurtful.

“Those of us at a certain age lose our filters,” reasoned an X user. “I’ve blurted out things I would never have said when I was younger and gave a s**t. Whoopi gonna be Whoopi. It was a bit rude but oh well.”

“I think Whoopi is right,” said a second person. “I did the exact same thing to my nephew’s wife at a family wedding in June and three weeks later, we got the confirmation call. Older ladies can tell when someone is pregnant.”

Alyssa Farah Griffin with her husband Justin Griffin.

Alyssa Farah Griffin with her husband Justin Griffin.

This is not the first time Goldberg has had an NSFW slip-up.

In June, the controversial host shocked audiences when she accidentally subbed out the word “beaches” for “b****es.”

“A poll of 2,000 adults in the UK found that, when people travel, cuisine is more important to them than landmarks or b****es,” said Goldberg before correcting herself with “beaches.”

“I’m sorry. It says beaches. This is y’all’s fault,” stammered Goldberg to her co-hosts.

“I can’t even tell you why it’s their fault. We were talking about something else,” continued the comedian.


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