I know I'm a little "late" with this piece, please forgive me, I'm not on celebrity news time. But this still needs to be said...
Whoopi Goldberg is what I like to call a "fuck girl"! You know one of those people with a little influence who clearly has no idea what to do with it or the responsibility that comes with it. She is acknowledged and heavily admired in the media but you can't help but question if the real Caryn Elaine Johnson is anyone worth raving about.
In my opinion, she is an insult to people of color, to victims of sexual assault, and what I identify as a "danger" to black women (I'll elaborate on that later). On multiple occasions she has proved to be completely ignorant and insensitive to issues of racism and rape.
Lets start with her defending Roman Polanski. This is a grown ass man (age 45) who orally and anally raped a 13 year old girl, after drugging her, supposedly with the assistance of her mother. He was charged with raped, but ended up pleading guilty to sex with a minor. (Please excuse my harsh tone but just thinking about what he did pisses me off!) Here is what good old Whoopi had to say on the topic. (I love the annotations by the way!)
My immediate response: ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?!?
Roman Polanski, an ADULT, WANTED to sleep with a 13 year old girl! End of story. The language we use does not matter. His "specific" crime doesn't matter, his bank account doesn't matter, and his age doesn't matter! I don't need ALL the facts. I know enough, he needs to go to jail and Whoopi, you need your ass thoroughly kicked for even attempting to defend him! "We're a different kind of society... the rest of the world sees 13 and 14 year olds in a different way..." Seriously? THE GIRL HE RAPED FELT EVERY BIT OF THE 13 YEARS OLD THAT SHE WAS! That was a disgraceful statement to make! And regardless of her age, he violated her by engaging in sexual acts without her consent, which is SEXUAL ASSAULT. Fool. I sure hope no one sends their teenaged daughter on vacation with her.
As if this was not enough of an evident character defect, this year Whoopi starts 'Uncle Tom'-in as she defends Mel Gibson's racist rants.
Whoopi. Let me make this so very clear: Your FRIEND Mel Gibson is a racist. And any fool can see that, including you. Do you think that because he has a relationship you and your family he understands the complexities and issues of race? Sure he does, everyone knows Black men run in "packs" like animals. To help put this in perspective... White people have a history of befriending Blacks, historically they were called "mammies" and "house slaves". Wake up!
It is for these reasons that I say that you are a danger to black women. You sit in front of masses on national television and indirectly send the message that the racist insults are excusable when you are drunk. Why? Because we know you wouldn't say those offensive things if you were sober? What should Mel Gibson say? "Sorry my racism slipped out"?
I feel like Whoopi sets us back so far they should not even have allowed her to play in The Color Purple!!!! FUCK GIRL!