Whoopi Goldberg has been useless in my book since the day that she encouraged Ted Danson to wear Blackface. It only got worse when she questioned whether Roman Polanski was guilty of "rape rape". Now, she has come to the defense of none other than Mel Gibson.
Whoopi: I don't like what he did here, but I know Mel and I know that he is not a racist.
Joy: Oh really?
Whoopi: Yeah, I do. He may be a bone head
Joy: Well that language certainly sounds racist to me
Whoopi: Well again, I have a long relationship with Mel.
Sherie: The point that I want to make out
Whoopi: Let me finish this please
Sherrie: Okay, okay
Whoopi: Is that you can say he's being a bone head, but I can't sit and say that he's a racist, having spent time with him in my house with my kids. I can't say and so I really just need to that. I don't like what he's done, make no mistake this is just (purses her lips together and moves her body forward)
Joy: Do you think that he's anti-semitic? When someone says to the police officer that the Jews are responsible for all of the wars in the world.
Whoopi: Drunks, Drunks, Drunks,
Joy: That's not anti-semitic?
Whoopi: You know what Joy, let me tell you something about drunks. Drunks say stupid stuff to people all the time -- all the time because they're drunks. They are out of control. They are not thinking. They are idiotic. That's why I don't like alcohol. I can't say anything about that 'cause I know what people are like when they're drunk. This rant, I don't think he is drunk on this rant.
There have always been certain Black people that are more than ready to stand behind a White racist to get their name in the public eye. Anyone remember the Black minister who stood beside Dog the Bounty Hunter when his racist tirade went public? He stood next to the man and declared for the world that he was not a racist. Now we have another shining example in Whoopi Goldberg. How exactly is telling someone that they are going to be raped by a pack of niggers" not racist? I think it is particularly hard to deny when we consider that White men have historically constructed Black men as a threat to ensure a limited interaction between White women and Black men, because White men consider White women to be their natural mates.
Say what you want about Oprah, but never in a million years could I imagine her letting Mel Gibson sit on her couch, let alone try and justify what he said. When it comes to the N word, Oprah does not play. At a certain point some of these Black celebs become so drunk on privilege, that they forget that the word nigger applies to them as well. They may have the money to protect them from some of the worst affects of racism, but that does not mean that when a White person looks at them, that they see anything other than a Nigger. Blair Underwood and Wesley Snipes (note: I know he is a Black woman hating ass) and countless other Black celebs have all had their runs in with the po po for no other reason than driving while Black. Perhaps, it will take an incident like that for Whoopi to remember that she is a Black woman. Her dreaded up hair might send one message, but her mouth and actions another.
In the meantime, I think that Whoopi is missing a business opportunity. It seems that racist White people like to have a Black sell-out that they can pull out of their pocket to declare that they are not racist when they shoot off their ignorant mouths. I think Whoopie should hang out a shingle and call her business Black BFF for hire. Jesse Lee Peterson is already making a good living doing this thanks to the bigots at Fox. I know that rentanegro.com has gotten a head start with this years ago as well -- but I think that with Whoopi's celebrity status, she could take this business to the next level.