Comedian Bill Maher defended embattled “The View” moderator Whoopi Goldberg, proclaiming during Friday’s “Real Time” that Goldberg shouldn’t be canceled or suspended over her controversial Holocaust comments.
“Whoopi Goldberg … should not be canceled or put off her show as much as I totally disagree with her crazy statement,” Maher said. “Free speech. She should be there. She shouldn’t get a time out.”
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The comedian — who defended Goldberg despite her attacking him the week before her suspension — also took aim at the title of Goldberg’s show, insinuating that, at some point, it seemingly became about just one “view” or perspective being shared.
“It’s ‘The’ View. That’s the problem in America,” he said. “There is one view, one true opinion, and everybody else can go sit in the corner.”
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Maher also discussed the different opinions that might unfold in America between white and black Americans, explaining that a complex history impacts perspectives.
“Part of our, sorry, racial history in this country is that the point of view from a black person is often going to be very different and sometimes shocking to a white person,” he said.
Maher said it is “insulting” to make Goldberg “sit in a corner for two weeks.”
As Faithwire previously reported, Maher, a liberal comedian, has made headlines of late for agreeing with some conservatives on a number of issues. He recently explained why he can’t hate supporters of former President Donald Trump and encouraged people to “learn to live together again.”
He also defended parents amid furor over Critical Race Theory in schools.
“It’s not a phantom, either, that there’s something going on in the schools that never went on before,” the “Real Time” host told former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo last year. “Now, I’m not in schools, I have no interaction with children whatsoever, but I do understand this issue, because I read accounts from parents, from educators.”
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