All week long, Whoopi Goldberg has been defending her “friend” Mel Gibson on “The View,” and today was no different. Despite near-daily releases by Radar Online of audio tapes allegedly featuring Gibson saying extremely offensive things to his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, Goldberg is still sticking by the troubled actor and director.
Goldberg was blasted by critics when she came to Gibson’s defense on Monday’s show, saying she knew him and didn’t think he was racist. This opinion didn’t sit well with many “View” watchers, who called in to the show to complain. Each day, Goldberg has addressed the matter, stressing that while she didn’t condone what Gibson did (she called him a “bonehead”), she still didn’t believe him to be racist, saying, “Being a black woman, you’d think you would give me a little bit of leeway to have some feelings if I was around a racist.” The expletive-filled rants included threats of violence, racial slurs, and misogynistic curses.