Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes for Using the Slang ‘Zipped’ on ‘The View’: ‘I’m Really, Really Sorry’

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Whoopi Goldberg issues apology for using offensive word on Wednesday’s episode Scene, Discussing former Donald Trump, the talk show host mentioned how his supporters feel he was “zipped” into the 2020 presidential election.

SceneThe official Twitter account posted an apology video from Goldberg shortly after the episode aired.

“You know, when you’re a certain age, you use words that you know from childhood or you remember saying, and that’s what I did today and I shouldn’t do that,”67 The year-old actress explained. “I should have thought about it a little more before I said it, but I didn’t, and I should have said ‘cheating’ and I used another word. And I’m really, really sorry.”

Several Twitter users commented on how they were unaware that “zipped” was an offensive word. But here’s why the term should be retired.

“Gypsy” is a term used to describe the Romani people. Merriam Webster being cheated, being cheated or cheated, and notes about its etymology, that it is defined as “probably diminutive for Gypsy”. Over the years, some people have casually used the term to describe if they received less than they paid for, or if they stole something. Obviously, “zipped” doesn’t mean the best.

“I meet a lot of people who tell me they never knew the word ‘zipped’ had anything to do with gypsies, or that it was offensive — especially when the word is not heard read,” Austin University of Texas professor Ian Hancock, who was born in Britain to Romani parents, explained npr 2013. “My response to them is, ‘It’s okay. You didn’t know but now you know. So stop using it. It may mean nothing to you, but when we hear it, it pains.'”

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Goldberg came under fire last year for offensive comments he made about the Holocaust. on an episode of Scene January 2022, the longtime moderator was suspended for declaring the massacre was “not about race,” but about “white supremacy” and “inhumanity to human beings.” Goldberg’s first attempt at an apology was not well received.

a December interview, she seemed to double down on her beliefs. Although As far as The star quickly issued a clarification saying the whole thing was a misunderstanding.

Goldberg said a statement to Yahoo Entertainment, “Recently during press in London, I was asked about my comments earlier this year. I tried to explain to the reporter what I said and why And tried to remember that time. Time. “It was never my intention that I was repeating on hurtful comments, especially after talking and listening to people like rabbis and friends old and new. I’m still learning a lot and believe me, I heard everything told to me.”

Goldberg continued: “I believe the Holocaust was about race, and I am as sorry now as I was at the time that I upset, hurt and angered people. I again sincerely apologize. , especially to all those who thought this was a rehearsed new topic. I promise it was not. this time of rising antisemitism, I want to be very clear when I say that I always stand for the Jewish people Stood with him and will always stand with him.My support for him has not wavered and never will.