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Whoopi Goldberg Weighs In On Jay Z Fight, Stands By Her Statement That A Man Can Hit A Woman Back

May 16, 2014 10:29 AM

We already knew what Jennifer Lopez had to say about it, but now Whoopi Goldberg has weighed in on the epic fight between Jay Z and Solange Knowles that occurred in an elevator after the Met Gala last week.

During Tuesday's episode of The View, Whoopi shockingly said that she thought any man has the right to hit a woman if she hits him first. It's not like Jay Z raised a fist to Solange after she punched and kicked him, but what if he had?

"I think Solange was quite ready for him to do whatever he was going to do," she said. "This is the thing: If anybody hits you, you have the right. I know that many people are raised in a different way—but if a woman hits you, to me, you have the right to hit her back." When Barbara Walters then asked if Whoopi was saying this applied to both men and women and Whoopi said, "If I slap a man, he has every right to slap me back."

However, Whoopi then got a ton of flack for her remarks, so she took to Facebook to set the record straight:

    "Hey, I know everyone is freaking out like I said that they would when I said if someone hits you, you have the right to hit them back. I didn't say Jay Z should have hit Solange. I said if you hit a man that man has the right to hit you back. That's what I said. I stand by that. If you hit anybody, they have the right to hit you back. This idea that men aren't supposed to hit women — if you slap a man he has the right to slap you back. Now, not everyone is going to agree and I'm okay with that. But that's how I feel. That's why I don't slap anybody."

Sherri Shepherd Gets Mad At Barbara Walters For Using The "N" Word

Oct 3, 2011 02:50 PM

On Monday, the ladies of The View butted heads when discussing the controversy surrounding possible GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry hunting at a camp named "N-----head."

Whoopi Goldberg said the word, then Barbara Walters did (watch above.) ABC bleeped it out each time. Sherri Shepherd was immediately offended when Walters used the word. She said:

    " ... there's a difference between the way you [Barbara] and Whoopi say it. When I heard you [Whoopi] say it, it was fine. When I heard you [Barbara] say it, I didn't like the way you said it! Because when you say it ... it's something that goes through my body ... ."

Walters responded, "Forgive me if I didn't say it in exactly the same way." But Shepherd wouldn't let the topic go -- she continued:

    "Even if you did you still wouldn't have said it the right way. It's nothing on you, Barbara, it's nothing on you ... When you say the word, I don't like it. When white people say it, it brings up feelings in me."

Shepherd said no white person should ever say the word.

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Whoopi Goldberg: The New York Times "Hurt Me Terribly"

Feb 14, 2011 01:16 PM

Poor Whoopi Goldberg. The New York Times did a piece entitled "Hollywood's Whiteout" where they mention all past black Oscar winners except for Goldberg, who won the award for Ghost in 1991.

Here's what the actress said on The View this morning:

    "I am embarrassed to tell you it hurt me terribly. When you win an Academy Award, that's part of what you've done, your legacy. I will always be Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg."

Whoopi also added, "And just in case there's any damn question..." and pulled out her actual Oscar. She went on:

    "This is not hidden information... It's hard to not take it personally... People in Somalia know. People in China know. Because I - I know it's hard to believe - am a worldwide person who's known... I don't know what to say about what you've done. [There's] nothing I can say except that you're sloppy in your work."

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The View Ladies To Rehash Bill O'Reilly Walk-Off Tomorrow

Oct 17, 2010 10:05 AM

Mother hen Barbara Walters is gonna love this!

After Bill O'Reilly made the mistake of saying "Muslims killed us on 9/11" on The View this past Thursday - Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar subsequently walked off the set only to return later - the show's producers have now decided to weigh in on the incident during Monday's show. (Friday's episode had been previously recorded.)

Joy Behar went on her own HLN show to defend her actions, calling Bill O'Reilly's comments "hate speech." On his show, O'Reilly says he "enjoys jousting" with the ladies of The View because he wants their audience "to hear both sides."

ABC also noted that The View's website had ten times its normal traffic due to the, er, emotional moment.

Think it's a good idea to rehash what happened? Either way, it'll make good TV!

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Joy Behar And Whoopi Goldberg Walk Off The View Over Bill O'Reilly's 9/11 Comment

Oct 14, 2010 10:07 AM

Bill O'Reilly appeared on The View this morning, and when the conservative pundit blamed 9/11 on Muslims, tempers escalated ... with Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walking off the set.

The drama started after O'Reilly said, "The mosque down here on 9/11. That's inappropriate."

Before storming off, Goldberg responded, "You're saying that Americans are not smart enough to recognize that while it is part of our Constitution to say freedom of religion and freedom to worship and there were 70 families who are Muslim who also died in that building. So you're saying that his saying that they have the right to do it and not saying anymore is why his approval ratings have gone down?"

O'Reilly then added, "Muslims killed us on 9/11."

Barbara Walters immediately criticized her colleagues for walking off, insinuating that it was unprofessional.

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Whoopi Goldberg Storms Off The View Set During Tiger Woods Debate

Dec 5, 2009 10:32 AM

While most of the ladies on The View were eager to discuss the Tiger Woods cheating scandal, Whoopi Goldberg made it clear that she could care less!

After Whoopi voiced her opinion and announced that she was bored, Barbara Walters made it clear that she wanted to keep talking about Tiger, saying, "But we should discuss it, and if you don't want to you might as well go home." So what did Whoopi do? Click the video above to see the drama!

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