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Whoopi Goldberg stuck up for Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Wednesday’s episode of “The View,” defending her former co-host against charges of racism.

Hasselbeck, who left “The View” in 2013 and is now Fox News, got scores of side-eyes for a question regarding Sandra Bland, who was found dead in her Texas jail cell three days after being arrested during a routine traffic stop. During the stop, things escalated when Bland questioned the officers request for her to extinguish her cigarette.

Hasselbeck pondered whether Bland’s cigarette could have been used as a weapon against the arresting officer, prompting many to brand Hasselbeck, known as a conservative voice on “The View,” as racist.

Goldberg jumped to her defense, contending that Hasselbeck was doing her job as a journalist.

“Somehow, suddenly, it is no longer OK to pose a question that will give you an answer in order to best understand what’s going on,” Goldberg said.

Goldberg touted her personal experience with Hasselbeck as proof that the latter isn’t racist.

“We’ve been friends for about seven, eight years, and she has not asked me to pick any cotton,” Goldberg noted.

Fresh new “View” cohost Michelle Collins expressed her doubts.

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24 thoughts on “Whoopi Defends Elisabeth Hasselbeck Against Racism Claims: ‘She Never Asked Me to Pick Cotton’ [Watch]


  2. Honestly on said:

    Witless whoopi and no brain raven are benighted fools. Cave n!@@er hasselback is a feces smelling semen bucket. Sandra Bland was more woman than this mayonnaise monkey on fox will ever be. The neanderthal apes should be driven back into the caves of Europe.

  3. Tammy on said:

    Whoopi is right. Elizabeth maybe diggy in the brain and silly and stupid at times but I would not call her a racist.

  4. IanRousseault on said:

    I Love Whoopi Goldberg and Raven Symone dearly! Black people get your shit together and STOP hating on other blacks who DO NOT agree with your asinine way of thinking about race and races here in America. When will dumb ass black folk stop viewing the world through their uneducated eyes? I HATE people who dog other people out because they do not view life as they do. Grow up black america, because you have a lot of issues that you need to deal with.And it starts in your OWN home and mind!

    • it's my opinion on said:

      And because some of “us” black folks may disagree with Whoopi, that equates to being a “dumb ass black” who is viewing America through “uneducated eyes”. Got it! And because Whoopi is a talented actress and well known talk show host…she is somehow considered “highly educated”…interesting..

      • IanRousseault on said:

        I’m just sick and tired of sooooooooo much backwards thinking in the black community. If someone disagrees with a large part of the community, they’re vilified for no reason. So what and who gives a flying fuck if Whoopi and Raven like Elizabeth and are friends so what? Why is that the black community is so threatened when people do not see things as them?????? The black community is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO behind the eight ball as whole in this Country, that it makes you want to cry!!!!! Issues that you people refuse to deal with, that are taking your community out one by one, yet you will not even deal with it. The black on black crime is appalling and you people just keep bee bopping down the road like nothing is amiss! You won’t speak proper english, you thrive on crime, you’re taking each other out far more than Police ever could, you hypocritical as hell with your stupidBlack Lives Matter bullshit, you don’t believe in education and working hard, hell a lot of you dumb fucks are still talking about reparations !!!!!!!!! I have NEVER seen a race of people that are just so hellbent on self destruction!!!!!

  5. Lillie on said:

    Whoopi know dang well that girl is racist. Whoopi stop going alone to get alone, you are old enough to recognize racism. Regular, Non-Celebrity African American deal with more racism than a Whoopi the celebrity. Folks get real!

  6. Whoopie she didnt have to ask you to pick cotton, she assumed you did by the way you dress. Shut up already. You know Elisabeth joined faux news for one reason and one reason only, and it’s not because they love over made up blondes.

      • Tammy on said:

        Demp come on now, I would not say these ladies hate black people. That is a bit extreme to say; but you can agree to disagree with them on issues. Let be fair about now.

      • specialt757 on said:

        Yes, this is the first time I’ve ever heard someone who thinks Whoopi doesn’t like black folks, I guess I don’t see it that way. Raven? I’m not really sure, she doesn’t want to be identified as AA or black just as part of the human race, so you might be right about that. And if IanRousseault is a huge fan, that’s all the proof I need because he definitely hates black people.

  7. I have always thought that Elisabeth is dumb behind entitled racist. She always had a few “token” black friends like Whoopie who are afraid to talk about racism in America. She is a racist, not for this comment but all of the dumb azz comments she makes all the time. And this misfit looking view costars are a joke. They have taken a show that was sophisticated with Star Jones and Barbara Walters and turned it into a bunch of people who look like they are ready for the circus. Not even worth watching them.

  8. Linda on said:

    What the hell Whoopi? Maybe she needs to stop smoking those blunts-they have warped her dam brain!!!!!

    Elisabeth asshole Hasselbeck needs to be held accountable for always making RACIST off the wall comments where folks of color are concerned.

    She obviously is one of those neo-Conservative GOP b—hs and we all know how they feel about us!!!!!

  9. I’m glad Sherri is coming back to the show. She will bring a little happiness, and brightness to the show. Just don’t talk about Jeffery. Sorry….but no one cares. Boring!! Love you Sherri…..but get a clue

    • Tammy on said:

      Well, others did not complain about her talking about Jeffery. You can not please everyone. If she does stop talking about Jeffery, then there will be someone complaining about she is not talking about her son.

  10. Whoopi Elisabeth never asked you to pick cotton because she knew you would slap the S out of her. LOL Seriously….I don’t think Elisabeth is a racist. I think she believes some of the (dumb) things she saids, and on Fox I think she saids a lot of things because that’s what Fox viewers expect. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: She’s paid very well to talk smack

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