THE VIEW fans have vowed to boycott the show over Whoopi Goldberg’s cursing live on air.
The actress, 66, said “a**” while talking about parenting on the daytime talk show on Tuesday.
Whoopi said: “Sometimes you have to be an a** to be a parent.”
The comedian’s language didn’t go down so well with viewers at home, with one writing on Reddit: “Whoopi and Sunny’s [Hostin] foul language was a bit much today.”
The user also called out the hosts for cursing while talking about tighter gun control.
“Between Whoopi using the word ‘b***hin’ and Sunny refering to Republicans ‘p**sing on her leg when it’s raining’ I had to turn off,” they wrote.
“I know they’re passionate about gun issues but this is daytime TV, not the Howard Stern show. Some people have kids home for the summer.”
Another posted on Twitter: “Does Whoopi really need to swear all the time?”
Others rushed to Whoopi’s defense over her bold statement, however, with one fan tweeting: “Yep! Kids won’t like all of your decisions but you gotta do what you gotta do.”
Another wrote: “LOVE Whoopi saying ‘sometimes you have to be an a** to be a parent.”
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Whoopi hit the headlines again earlier this week when she accused her guest co-anchor, Ana Navarro, of trying to steal her job.
As The View’s moderator, Whoopi is the one in charge of running the segments and deciding when it’s time to change topics or to take a break.
Ana, though, decided to give it a try herself and tried to end a discussion by interrupting Whoopi.
After cutting off the longtime host, the 50-year-old then suggested it was time for a commercial break.
“Maybe we talk a little bit more about that when we come back,” Ana told Whoopi, giving her a little side eye.
Wanting to put her back in her place, Whoopi sarcastically asked Ana: “Oh, you wanna do this?”
Whoopi also came under fire back in February, when she was suspended from The View over her comments about the Holocaust.
The talk show host left fans horrified when she claimed the Holocaust was “not about race” – despite the fact that six million Jewish people were murdered by the Nazis.
She made the comments while discussing the recent scandal after a Tennessee school board voted to remove the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus from an eighth-grade language arts curriculum.
The board had claimed the book is unsuitable because of bad language and the depiction of female nudity.
It was removed from this school’s curriculum after months of increased pressure from parents in some districts over books that focus on issues of race, gender identity, and sexuality.
“I’m surprised that’s what made you uncomfortable, the fact that there was some nudity. I mean, it’s about the Holocaust, the killing of 6 million people, but that didn’t bother you?” Whoopi said on The View.
She later said: “If you’re going to do this, then let’s be truthful about it. Because the Holocaust isn’t about race. No, it’s not about race.”
Co-host Joy Behar hit back: “Then what was it about?”
“It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about,” she responded.
Whoopi later expressed regret for her words in an apology on Twitter.
“My words upset so many people, which was never my intention,” she said.
“I understand why now and for that, I am deeply, deeply grateful because the information I got was really helpful and helped me understand some different things.”
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