Whoopi Goldberg was fat-shamed on ‘The View’ by a guest — but her cohost came swiftly to her defense

Whoopi Goldberg was fat-shamed on ‘The View’ by a guest — but her cohost came swiftly to her defense

  • “Shark Tank’s” Barbara Corcoran made a fat-shaming joke directed at Whoopi Goldberg on “The View” Thursday.
  • Co-host Ana Navarro was quick to come to her defense as Goldberg appeared stunned.
  • “I made a joke at Whoopi’s expense, which I now realize wasn’t funny,” Corcoran said on social media.

Whoopi Goldberg was left stunned into silence after Thursday’s guest on “The View, “Shark Tank” star Barbara Corcoran, made a fat-shaming joke aimed at the comedian. Cohost Ana Navarro, however, quickly came to her defense. 

When the hosts along with the stars of “Shark Tank” were discussing Good American, a US-based denim brand, (since its founder, Emma Grede will be the first Black woman guest shark on “Shark Tank”) Goldberg, 65, asked about the jeans, “Will they fit this COVID [butt]?”

As cohosts Navarro and Sunny Hostin assured her the jeans would indeed fit, Corcoran added: “And when you get finished with those jeans and decide you don’t like them, give them to me. I’m going to make two pairs.”

Visibly uncomfortable, Goldberg was stunned and silent.

Navarro quickly jumped to Goldberg’s defense, cracking another joke at Corcoran: “Let me just tell you something: Sara Haines and Jill Biden already wore this dress on TV!” 

 

 

Corcoran has since apologized to Goldberg, who’s been a moderator on the ABC daytime talk show since 2007, for her comments via a video posted to social media. On Twitter, she captioned the 19-second video: “Love ya Whoopi” with a blue heart.

“I made a joke at Whoopi’s expense, which I now realize wasn’t funny,” the serial entrepreneur said in part. “For anyone who I may have offended, unintentionally, I just want to say I really am very sorry.”

“The View,” which stars Goldberg, Navarro, Hostin, Joy Behar and Sara Haines as cohosts, is currently in it’s 25th season on ABC.

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