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Whoopi Goldberg is another celebrity tired of the so-called ‘cancel culture — and says it really isn’t much about the truth at all.
Speaking to journalist Jackie Adedeji, Goldberg addressed the time she allegedly joked about President George W. Bush in 2004.
The reporter asked her whether she would have considered herself ‘canceled’ at the time.
“No. I would describe that situation as a lot of people covering their backsides, because the joke was never about him. But no one ever stood up and said, ‘Hey, here’s what actually happened.’ And they put it in the newspaper. And you notice, they’d never seen what I exactly said, or what I said at all. But all somebody has to do is say you said it.”
Goldberg further explained her feelings about the recent movement to ‘cancel’ celebrities who say or do the wrong thing.
“I feel like the truth doesn’t seem to matter as much these days,” Goldberg said. “Because there is cancel culture, people will call or text and say ‘I’m not buying your product. This is who you have talking about your product, me and my five million followers — if you keep her — we’re not going to buy your car, or we’re not going to buy your shampoo or we’re not going to buy your toothbrush or we’re not going to buy your Pampers,” Goldberg said.
She said she was essentially unemployed for five years until she was offered a job hosting “The View.”
“Lucky for me, Barbara Walters offered me a job and said, ‘Hey, would you like to do this?’ And I was like, ‘You know, I’m not in favor in the general public.’ She said, ‘You’ll be perfect.'”
Several celebrities have been ‘canceled’ so far this week, including DaBaby, Chrissy Teigen and Awkwafina.