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Whoopi Goldberg is forced into awkward on-air apology after marriage joke about Lindsey Graham 

Whoopi Goldberg was pressured on Thursday to stroll again a wedding ‘joke’ she made on-air about Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.

In a clumsy apology on The View Thursday, Goldberg recommended she might need to stop the present she has co-hosted since 2007 after receiving obvious backlash from ABC bigwigs for ‘joking’ that Graham was getting married.

Her remark got here throughout a dialog with White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, wherein Jean-Pierre slammed the South Carolina senator for calling for a nationwide ban on abortions after 15 weeks.

‘Now we have Lindsey Graham, Senator Graham and different and different leaders of the Republican Celebration who’re saying, they usually’re being very clear about this, people, we bought to hearken to them that they need a nationwide ban on abortions,’ the White Home press secretary instructed The View cohosts.

She added: ‘Senator Graham had stated possibly a couple of month in the past, early August, that he believes on the subject of marriage, on the subject of abortion, it’s for states to resolve.

‘So, Senator Graham, what modified?’ Jean-Pierre requested, to which Goldberg deadpanned: ‘Properly, possibly he’s getting married.’

Her woke cohost Pleasure Behar then stated she doubts that’s the case, because the viewers laughed and cheered. 

Goldberg, 66, then continued: ‘Do it fast, as a result of I do know persons are playing around with our marriage rights, whoever, wherever you stand, you understand.’

Whoopi Goldberg, 66, was pressured to concern a clumsy 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

Liberals have recommended for years that Graham, a lifelong bachelor, may be secretly homosexual. The senator is pictured right here discussing the introduction of the Defending Ache-Succesful Unborn Youngsters from Late-Time period Abortions Act final week

The remark comes after liberals have recommended for years that the lifelong bachelor may be secretly homosexual, with comedians reminiscent of Invoice Maher, Jon Steward and Patti Lupone making crude remarks or implicit references to his sexual orientation over time.

Such conversations are additionally prevalent on Twitter and different social media websites. 

However when the present got here again from a business break, Goldberg appeared flustered, her face wrinkled as she instructed the viewers she wants ‘to clarify that I used to be doing what I do as a comic book.

‘Typically I make jokes, and it was a joke,’ she stated. ‘Nothing greater than that.’

She then appeared to recommend that producers spoke together with her through the break, saying: ‘I simply bought an entire dialog about folks misunderstanding the joke.

‘I imply OK,’ Goldberg continued, as her cohosts laughed. ‘I ought to in all probability by no means do that present once more if that is what it is coming to.

‘It was a joke, guys, you understand,’ she concluded.

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

Goldberg doubled down on the truth that it was a joke following a business break

Her comments came after White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre asked what had changed to make the South Carolina senator change his tune about abortion bans

Her feedback got here after White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre requested what had modified to make the South Carolina senator change his tune about abortion bans

That is simply the newest apology cohosts on the present have needed to make over the previous few years.

In reality, earlier this 12 months, Goldberg was suspended for 2 weeks after she claimed the Holocaust ‘is not about race.’

‘That is white folks doing it to white folks so y’all go struggle amongst yourselves however…’ she stated again in February.

Later, she carried on: ‘Let’s be truthful about it. The Holocaust is not about race. It isn’t about race. It isn’t about race. It isn’t about race. It is about man’s inhumanity to man. That is what it is about.’  

Simply hours later although, following swift backlash, Goldberg tweeted out an apology.

‘On right now’s present, I stated the Holocaust ‘is just not about race, however about man’s inhumanity to man’. I ought to have stated it’s about each,’ she stated.

‘As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared, “The Holocaust was concerning the Nazi’s systematic annihilation of the Jewish folks – who they deemed to be an inferior race.”

‘I stand corrected.

‘The Jewish folks all over the world have all the time had my assist and that can by no means waiver. I am sorry for the harm I’ve brought on.’

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

Goldberg beforehand needed to apologize for saying the Holocaust wasn’t about race

 Extra not too long ago, Sunny Hostin got here below hearth for attacking former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, branding her a ‘chameleon’ as she insinuated the previous ambassador doesn’t use her given identify, Nimrata, in an effort to attraction to Republican voters.

She was quickly branded a ‘racist’ on Twitter, with many noting that Nikki is Haley’s center identify — and Hostin doesn’t use her given first identify, both.

By the afternoon, Haley, herself, determined to talk up on the matter.

‘Thanks on your concern @Sunny,’ the previous South Carolina governor tweeted, claiming: ‘It is racist of you to evaluate my identify.

‘Nikki is an Indian identify and is on my start certificates — and I am happy with that,’ she wrote. ‘What’s unhappy is the left’s hypocrisy in direction of conservative minorities.’

‘By the best way, final I checked Sunny is not your start identify…,’ Haley added in her tweet to Hostin, whose start identify is Asunción Cummings Hostin.

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