The View Lectures Roseanne for Sharing a Fake Photo of Whoopi During Her Racist Twitter Rant: 'You Did This to Yourself'
The cast of “The View” on Wednesday tore into former ABC colleague Roseanne Barr after she tweeted a racist attack on Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, lecturing the onetime sitcom star for sharing a fake photo of co-host Whoopi Goldberg during her tirade.
“What she said was blatantly, patently the definition of racism—very black and white, not to use a pun there,” Meghan McCain said, adding it was “refreshing” to see ABC take a stand against Barr’s bigotry.
McCain added it’s “interesting” that ABC “holds a higher standard to their employees than apparently the White House does.”
Sunny Hostin noted Barr had previously said former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice had “swinging ape balls,” an “age-old racist trope that has been used to demonize us, to dehumanize us.”
“Firing her was the right thing to do, I’m thrilled that ABC did it,” Hostin said.
Joy Behar explained that while she typically prefers to defend comics, “this went over the line.”
“When you’re talking about racism, it’s really a bad thing,” Behar said. “We all make mistakes, it went over the line.”
Goldberg later told the audience that Barr, “in her Twitter rant following the cancellation … also retweeted a false picture of me.”
“Some bonehead photoshopped a horrific image on the shirt, and she retweeted this,” Goldberg said, sharing a side-by-side image of her real shirt and the photoshopped image. “So this is what I’m going to say Roseanne: Just because you were caught with your pants down, don’t try to drag other people down with you.”
“Don’t do that,” Goldberg continued.
“I get so angry because obviously it’s fake and a load of crap,” McCain, who took to Twitter Tuesday night to defend Goldberg and Behar against Barr supporters, said. “And also, this is not about being a conservative, okay? It’s about you being a racist. And that’s what happens.”
“The bottom line is this—I didn’t fake my shirt, someone else faked my shirt,” Goldberg said. “But that tweet came from you. So that’s yours. You did this to yourself.”