Whoopi Goldberg has apologized for her use Wednesday on The View of an offensive term derived from an outdated and derogatory term for the Romani people.
The word is a once-commonly used synonym for cheated or deceived. The slur is derived from a similarly once-ubiquitous name for the Romani, or Roma, people.
In a video tweeted following today’s episode, Goldberg said, “You know, when you’re a certain age you use the words that you know from when you were a kid or you remember saying, and that’s what I did today and I shouldn’t have. I should have thought about it a little longer before I said it and I didn’t. I should have said ‘cheated’ and I used another word and I’m really, really sorry.”
Watch the video below.
On today’s show, during a discussion involving Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels, Goldberg referenced “people who still believe that he got [slur] somehow in the election…” At least during East Coast airings, the word was not bleeped out during the live broadcast.