Whoopi Goldberg blamed the studio audience after she mixed up her words on “The View,” saying during the segment that aired that her mistake was tied directly to something that was said during the commercial break.
Goldberg made the slip, saying “b****es” instead of “beaches” in Monday’s broadcast of the ABC midday talk show – during which she also lamented her own lack of organizational skills in the face of the ongoing writers’ strike.
Goldberg’s struggles began when, after returning from a commercial break, she couldn’t remember which topic she was supposed to talk about about next, in large part due to the fact that she had not numbered the topics on the note cards she had prepared before the show.
“We don’t have writers, so I’m out of order. I write things down and then I don’t know because I don’t number them. So I don’t know what actually is supposed to come next,” she complained, turning to cohost Sara Haines for assistance.
When she finally got back on track, she reintroduced the segment as if nothing had happened. “Welcome back. A poll—” she began and then, after she apparently burped: “Oh, excuse me.”
“A poll of 2,000 adults in the U.K. found that when people travel, cuisine is more important to them than landmarks or b****es … beaches!” she said.
Though Goldberg immediately corrected herself, the damage had already been done. Everyone in the audience – and at the table — burst into laughter, and Goldberg quietly waited for them to stop.
“I’m sorry. It says beaches,” she tried to recover before pointing to the studio audience and proclaiming, “This is y’all’s fault!”
Turning back to the camera, she continued, “And I can’t even tell you why it’s their fault, but we were talking about something else [during the commercial break].”
Goldberg attempted to bring the segment back to the topic at hand, asking the others whether they agreed with the poll and valued food choices when they were traveling: “But do you agree? Is it about the food?” Goldberg asked.
Cohost Ana Navarro wasn’t ready to let the joke go however, answering, “I will travel anywhere for a good bitch.”
Navarro made headlines of her own after Monday’s show, nearly coming to tears in her defense of President Joe Biden, saying that the real story wasn’t the potential corruption but Biden’s unwavering love for his embattled son Hunter Biden.
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