Whoopi Goldberg Angry After Criticized for Defending Mel Gibson

Whoopi Goldberg

The comedienne used 'The View' to express her anger for those misinformed ones and to challenge the hate caller to meet her face to face.

Whoopi Goldberg has gone on the attack after she was criticized for defending Mel Gibson as a racist, chastising her detractors for expressing their complaints in angry calls to her office secretary. The "Ghost" star sparked controversy on her U.S. talk show "The View" on Monday, July 12 when she insisted Gibson was no racist, despite allegedly using the offensive 'N' word in an expletive-laden, recorded argument with his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

Representatives for Gibson have yet to confirm the authenticity of the tape, but Goldberg stepped up to defend the Braveheart actor's crude language, insisting he was simply being a "bonehead". Goldberg was adamant she did not support his actions but said, "I don't like what he did here, but I know Mel, and I know he's not a racist. He may be a bonehead. I can't say he's a racist having spent time with him in my house with my kids. Make no mistake (he's not a racist)."

The African-American actress has come under fire from critics for her comments but, on Wednesday's episode of "The View", Goldberg hit back at the negative response, insisting she was just describing her own experiences with Gibson. She said, "There has been a lot of hassle in the media recently... because I had the audacity to say that I had some personal time with Mel that goes over years and years, and said that I did not think of him as a racist."

"People lost their minds, said, 'You were defending him.' I do believe had you actually watched the show, you would have heard me specifically say I don't condone this. I don't think it's right, I don't think this is smart, but here is the piece of information I have, my experience, this (Gibson) is not a racist. Now, being a black woman, you would think I'd be able to feel if I was around a racist."

Some incensed viewers even called into Goldberg's office and expressed their anger by shouting down the phone at her assistant - and the star has taken particular offense to the "coward"-like behavior. Launching into a furious rant on U.S. TV, she raged, "I understand you don't care (about her views), that's OK. But then people called my office, went off on the young lady that works there."

"You think I'm doing something wrong and you do the same thing to this lady that you don't even know, that Mel Gibson supposedly did (to Grigorieva)? Who are you? You can kiss my behind! The last thing, don't be a coward. I can sit up here... and say this is what I believe and you don't have to like it. But I do it and you see me face-to-face. But then you call my office, you cowardly piece of dog mess!"

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    Jul 30, 2010

    I am white, 53, and been known to be pretty intelligent guy. I don't have the desire to DEFEND Mel Gibson's rants but this post is going to make that statement read like BS (guilty). I don't agree with rants like these, but I think I can understand why he's so angry. He's angry at himself and many of us out there have had explosions because we are smarter, better, etc. than to have done...whatever. The yelling has another party in the room but this kind of rage is directed at himself (let's come back to that later). I do agree with Whoopi on this; how does one condemn Whoopi's position to the point where they call her office and YELL at her assistant- a person they don't even know! What kind of rants do these people have for people who actually do piss them off? Say for example your married with a family. You fool around some- BAD deal. Then you leave your family for love and go with someone who you think is "an answer for happiness". In a few months you figure out you made a horrible mistake because you realize that this new person didn't really love you- she had her own agenda. In a few months-not years- this "loving wife" is so wonderful that when she pushes her new husband's buttons (is the tape going while all that is happening?) to the point of a predictable rant just in time for the record button to go on. First, what kind of loving wife is recording these "rants" this early in a marriage? How does she know to be ready for a "recording session"? These rants are supposed to prove that Mel is abusive... and it's true! The person he's really pissed at is not her; he's so pissed at himself for leaving his other family and buying her BS of love that he is literally screaming about it! He'd like to bang his own head into a wall and abuse himself. Now, this is still wrong and he needs to get some serious therapy on a number of fronts, but I am through hearing about this "poor abused loving wife" who has set up the person she supposedly loves on tape in an attempt to ruin his life and cash in on the quickie divorce. You don't do what she is doing-run this agenda- with true love in your heart folks. Mel is guilty of being an idiot, unfaithful, etc. and he's FURIOUS at himself for being such an idiot that he's screaming about it- not really that unusual if you think about it, but still needs therapy on this. She's using the tapes to show she is abused and we see people walking out of Mel's life. Poor her? I'd like to hear what you people who called Whoopi's secretary would say to a person in your life like this gal! She has manipulated Mel into a situation where his life is falling apart and he knows it! I'm sure he's not happy with her either, but some people are harder on themselves than they are on other people. This RAGE is really directed more at himself and he's trying to figure out how he let this naval lint sell him on true love. Again-you don't set up an environment where a "recording device" is ready to show the world the dark side of a man whom you love or ever loved in my opinion. Should take years for people to get "here" and true love shouldn't allow this to go public. It's a reality show to her and Mel WAS DUMB ENOUGH to get into this position. This thing is bad, but it's being judged on the wrong level... and to pass judgement through Whoopi's secretary? Call Mel and you all should get a group discount for therapy. Are we that perfect that we wouldn't scream about doing something so stupid that it could or would ruin our life? When love evaporates and the heart disappears, what is left when all you see is a suitcase and a recording device that was there before she packed? You feel dumb and duped. Mel, get some therapy and quietly move on. Stop abusing yourself because a lot of people think you are abusing others because it sounds like you are!

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