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Whoopi Goldberg Defends MELtdown Gibson, Claims He Is Not A Racist

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She says he's not, but it sure sounds like it to us!

This morning, the ladies of The View got into a heated debate over the recent despicable Mel Gibson rants. Whoopi Goldberg turned into an Elizabitch when she wouldn't let anyone else talk and tried to justify Mel's behavior, claiming that having known him personally, she does not believe that he is a racist.

Could have fooled us!

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95 comments to “Whoopi Goldberg Defends MELtdown Gibson, Claims He Is Not A Racist”

  1. 1

    Whoopi has some points here that people who are drunk say stupid shit. But Mel Gibson has this sort of history and based on his history I say he is a racist antisemetic pig!

  2. 2

    whoopi is a uncle tom!!!!

  3. 3

    Kunt? Yes. Rasist? No

  4. 4

    She let others talk. She just said that she's known him a long time and in her opinion, he is not a racist. That's why the show is called "The View", that is her "view". And they did not have the second tape released today, just the first one.

  5. 5

    Whoopi, is it possible that he was playing you? Is it possible that he puts on a good show of acting like a human being when underneath he is indeed a racist misogynist? Is it possible you are not as good at judging the character of person as you think you are?

  6. 6

    I'll take her word for it. If she as a black woman is defending him and saying he isnt racist.

  7. 7

    racism is the least of his problems. he is old skool catholic and we know they are group that are about as fucked us as they come. and they usually come in young alter boys while not spreading their holier than thou political bullshit.

  8. 8

    Whoopi also defended Roman Polanski.

  9. 9

    I would beleive whoopi before i beleive his wife.

  10. 10

    Since Whoopi actually knows Mel Gibson personally she may just have a point. She definately has better judgement than someone who doesn't know him.

  11. 11

    Well Africa has the highest rating of Baby & Child Rape rates in the world. As well as the highest percentage of those who have Aids. In America Statistics show that 90% of prison rapists are black. I could go on and on, but the point is, the statistics are out there.

  12. 12

    If we were able to listen in on any conversation at any given time, we'd probably be shocked by what we heard. People say shit all the time in private that they never would in public. Thats just a reality. When are we going to get over this politically correct front that society puts on. Since when does everyone have to like everyone else. People generally dont like other people. For all kinds of reasons. Thats not a race thing..its a human thing.

  13. 13

    Whoopi needs to get SLAPPED IN HER MOUTH. "He is not racist, he is a drunk!" Are you dumb? I think so! I agree with everyone else on that table, except Whoopi.

  14. nmk says – reply to this


    SHUT THE EFF UP ABOUT WHOOPI GOLDBERG!! She has character and integrity.. Your trying to say she's a racist, too?!! WTF YOUR A MORON.

  15. 15

    Mel is just just a fucked up alcoholic. I wouldn't call him racist. Wonder what Oskana did to push him to that level. I don't agree with Whoopi, he sounded drunk as hell, and the panting..? Poor baby in the middle of all this.

  16. 16

    I've said some terrible things when I've been really, really mad. And drunk. Does not mean I'd really mean those things, I've just been so pissed that my choice of words has been dictated rather by the power of the words than by the contents of them.

  17. 17

    She also defended Roman polanski for drugging and raping a 13 year old girl, she said it wasn't real rape. I don't care how long she has known him, he is on tape admitting he broke his girlfriends teeth and hitting her while she was holding her daughter, so does Whoopie think that just because he hasn't punched her in the face that he isn't an abuser either? She's pathtic. The FIRST thing neighbors and friends say when somebody they know commits murder etc.. is "I can't believe they did this, he seemed normal!"

  18. 18

    So now white people can shut the fuck up about how we always get offended. I had to defend a friend of mine as well as he was calling some other black people the n word. Not all of us get offended, period. I do let my friends, some of them white but most of them asian, use the n word and sometimes they would use it with others and the other blacks would just laugh. But I understand whoopi he was probably just drunk. If he used it and he's not racist it's fine in my opinion.

  19. 19

    I'm sure Mel was more than kind to Whoopi, Danny, and other peers he had in Hollywood that were black or hispanic. The question is, what did he say about them when they weren't around? I bet he said colorful (no pun intended) things about them to Oksana and his former wife. But I think his former wife signed a non disclosure agreement. I doubt he never hit her, or ripped into her verbally.

  20. 20

    Whoopi Goldberg is freaking moron…lol

  21. 21

    whoopi is right, he's a fucking idiot, but i doubt he is a truly horrible person.

  22. 22

    Whoopi owes her career to Gibson - truth!

  23. 23

    Hey Mario - Whoopi did not turn into Elizabitch…Joy never shuts the fuck up…and goes OOAWWFF (that would be OFF in New Jersey Speak) and on and on and on about anti semite bla bla bla. Mel's convo was a private one, and you being who you are LOVE to be a fly on the wall in other people's shit. All this is, is a case of a dude leaving his wife, finding young poon and it didn't work out well for him. Case Closed. I don't care what he says - I'm sure you are not a lover of all…we KNOW you're not in your wishings for certain stars to drop dead….so get over it.

  24. Sgirl says – reply to this


    Why is this dried up bitch always defending the blatantly guilty? Is she really as stupid as she looks? Who cares what this washed up bitch thinks. He is a disgusting humanbeing who hates all women, blacks, jews, etc. She can shove it up her ass.

  25. YUCK says – reply to this


    whoopi has valid points and for once I agree with sheri, why do ppl always try to scare whites or others with a black threat. I once was walking with a black friend of mine and I dont think the ppl thought I spoke spanish but they were telling their kid in spanish that black guy is going to take you if you dont behave. I was so close to slapping them because I would be more likely than my black friend to shut up a screaming kid.

  26. 26

    She defended Chris Brown too.

  27. 27

    She's not defending him! Did you not watch this? She gave her opinion stating that she doesn't think that he's a racist and that when people are drunk they say really stupid things. That's all.
    She said flat out that she doesn't like what he did!!

  28. 28

    I truly believe that he is mentally ill or is experiencing a brain or neurological malfunction. He didn't used to be this way, and yes his actions are dispicable. If she cares for the man, she will persuade him to get a full brain scan and neurological evaluation.

    His recent behavior came on suddenly and escalated. One way or the other, he is very sick and needs to get well.

  29. 29

    Whoppi clearly says "I am not defending him" - get your headlines right!

  30. 30

    i think Mel Gibson is racist towards Jewish people i dont care if he was "drunk" he said how he really felt about them. I dont think he is racist towards blacks honestly.. i think he is just a unhappy washed up asshole

  31. 31

    She wasn't a bitch at all you idiot. She was simply stating in the context of when she has been around him in her personal experience that he never acted as a racist. Mel has a ton of issues for sure, but people like you just compound them and try to make the situation worse for either ratings or more people clicking on your site. I believe that this woman played him like a violin and Mel is not handling it well. Obviously. But considering that this is ONE PIECE of a conversation that he wasn't aware was being recorded, its awfully suspicios of the timing. This woman had plenty of opportunity to leave if she realy wanted to and these tapes ONLY saw the light of day when she decided she wanted more $ from him in thier custody dispute. That right there smells wrong. And I would never publicly release anythign this personal if you had any actual feelings for them. Hence, she doesn't and this was all a plan for her to get more from him. Stupid bitch. He was married for over 20 years and if you think he is an abuser….I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. I think he met his match with this crazy Russion….paybacks are a bitch Mel. Lol!

  32. 32

    I watch the View almost everyday and she always defends the men no matter what they do she is always on their side. Never does she defend women.

  33. 33

    Whoopi has tried to promote herself as an intelligent, rational, and fair person as part of her public personae. However, she has made a number of statements in defense of questionable people that leave me wondering. Besides this issue, for example, remember that she defended Michael Vick (the hideous dog abuser) by claiming that was part of his "subculture" (which she apparently believed made it acceptable). Not only is that utterly wrong and offensive generally, but I imagine that most African-Americans were deeply offended by such a statement which seems to be quite racist. It is, in essence, saying that it is part of African-American culture to not only participate in a sport that is abusive to animals, but to engage in deeply twisted and cruel activities as part of that "sport". I'm sure all of the African-Americans out there who adore their animal companions were astounded to hear someone who puts herself forward as a voice for her subculture making such false and negative statements.

  34. 34

    Obviously Whoopi still longs to taste his ball juice.

  35. 35

    Mel Gibson really shoud do a psycho-therapy or a rehab like you say

  36. 36

    I agree with Whoopi. What has Mel ever done to harm any black person? It takes more than using a racial slur in some private conversation to make someone a racist. The real racists say all the right things but go out of their way to criticise a black person.

  37. 37

    drunk people often tell the truth, what they are thinking - really. and in every 'joke' there is deeply truth included. That what Mel Gibson has done, is painful for his eight children for the rest of their lives

  38. 38

    Whoopi was not taking up for him. She said he was an asshole and does not agree with his comments. What she said is she does think he is a racist because of her past affiliation with him. If we all look at ourselves closely we have made negative comments to or about someone at one time. No matter of race, weight, social status, sexual orientation. Think people, think.

  39. jaims says – reply to this


    I have to agree with Whoopi on this point. Honestly, I think her point is a little refreshing not to immediately play the "race card." In Mel Gibson's case, I think they are just words, I don't think he is a racist; however, I do think he thinks he is holier than thou and better than everyone else - including his own race, sex, etc. He is just a jackass that has gone under the radar for so long by playing the "religion card." Now, however, his true self has been leaked and his career is O-V-E-R! He needs some serious help. He is a complete headcase!
    By the way….Sherri sucks.

  40. 40

    use of epithets is not necessarily the sign of racism. as whoopi said, he's an a-hole. the reason I think he's an anti-semite is not because he uses the word kike, it's because he and his church think Jews screwed the pooch and murdered his God and then not only had the audacity not to convert, some of them had the nerve to escape the nazi's & pogroms and won't apologize for it.

  41. 41

    He is a racist just like his dad, Hutton Gibson. Look up (Google) Hutton Gibson and see what his views are on the Holocaust. Hutton also has some interesting views about the catholic church and many other strange theories.

  42. 42


  43. 43

    Whoopi is a very intelligent and thoughful woman. She is correct. This guy has some kind of disorder and is out of control. That is not normal behavior - he could very well have cancer of the brain or onset altzheimers or something.
    His anger is so over the top and his rage is insane. I think she has nailed this one. He is a broken man and ruined at this point. The entire thing is pathetic. I feel sorry for his children. This must be a very hard thing to watch going on in public. If anyone hurts themselves it could be Mel. He seems like he needs to be locked down for a while and needs to get checked out and therapy.

  44. 44

    …well another point is - he is raging and angry at EVERYONE - women you name it. I think she is absolutely correct.

  45. 45

    Once again I completely agree with Whoopi. Mel said some stupid things and I do think he has had some spirits, however, it is ILLEGAL to tape someone without their permission and Miss Russian knew exactly what she was doing. Ship her ass back to Russia leave the baby here.

    By the way — Mel always had a great set filled with diversity and hires the same people again and again. Ari E. and WME who have denounced Mel don't hire any African Americans in places of higher position. So quit being a hypocrite. And Mr. pro Israeli Ari — if he spews hate filled words toward does Palestians doesn't that make him a racist?

  46. 46

    Re: Loewenstein – I'm sorry but I have to disagree with you and all the people who claim they "don't really mean what they say". I think it's just the opposite actually - when someone is under duress, drunk, fired up, furious, or otherwise in a state of mind where they are out of control - THAT is when you will hear them say what they REALLY THINK. It's when they are trying to behave that they DON'T say what they believe, but what they believe others want to hear.

  47. 47

    I hate the usage of the N word by anyone, especially Black men. With that being said, I don't believe because a White male uses the N word that he becomes a racist. At the same time, I do believe that the belief that Blacks are inferior and savage is a deeply rooted belief in American culture and behind closed doors that belief is spewed freely. I'd rather us address that, but nope, we just smile, say we are post racial and are all alike, and then vilify anyone who shines light on the truth of our "post racial state" . Anyhow, as Joy stated, his reputation precedes him. I agree with Joy here. Now, Whoopi isn't wrong here, but overall, she's not the brightest individual. I watch the show regularly, and I'd say she only really has a point 25% of the time. You need to be at 58%, at least, to be considered intelligent/bright. Joy:64%; Sherri: 34%; Elizabeth: 57.85%

  48. 48

    Whoopie "hAd" a friendship with Mel Gibson she says.. Whoopie! People do change!! When you turn your back, they talk about you. it is like it is: Mel Gibson IS A RACIST, we have heard it with OUR ears!!

  49. 49

    she is very ashamed ~

  50. 50

    Whoopie does know him - and thats saying a lot more than the interpretations of complete strangers regarding his outbursts.

  51. 51

    bizzare , recording your conversation, oops sending out to the press; gold digger
    it would be interesting to catch a real conversation in which both parties dont think that they are being recorded, do we really know whats going on behind the scenes, really

  52. 52

    Re: MyOpinionOnly

    no could have said it better, so true

  53. 53

    I like Whoppi but she's full of shit about this.

  54. 54

    I agree with Whoopi, Mel is a drunk and he does not think before he speaks or acts (no pun intended). It's obvious he has a ton of emotional issues and he needs a lot of help. Hope he realizes that he needs this help and seeks the right therapists. I've said it a hundred times before and I'll say it again: If people only knew half of what really went on in Hollywood, the Star System would colapse.

  55. 55

    And this is brought to you by the BIGGEST LESBIAN RACIST herself!

  56. 56

    Oh lord, Joy wants to sound intelligent by using Latin although she never studied the language. Why do Americans have to sound so dumb so often…

  57. 57

    I always get the feeling Whoopi thinks she has an inside scoop on every famous person and always defends- it feels like she is just watching her own back because she doesn't want to alienate herself from the industry who hires her every once in awhile. And further more, she acts like she is some big movie star herself- what, the only movies that come to mind are Ghost and Sister Act- Mel Gibson is an animal, I don't care how drunk you are, you are just an exaggerated version of yourself when you are drunk- and bad comments can come out, but its rare that they aren't what you truly are inside- maybe exaggerated, but still a version of who you are. How dare she defend any part of Roman Polanski and what he did- she is ridiculous.

  58. 58

    Dude…you seriously need to stop spreading rumors and starting crap. Whoopi DID NOT, in any way, defend Mel Gibson. She clearly expressed that she was disgusted by what he had done. Why do you make these kinds of headlines. Perez needs to be stopped. His ego and self-righteousness has gotten way out of control.

  59. 59

    Re: Hapepupe – I dont think she was saying it make it acceptable. Everything is not cut and dry/black and white.

  60. 60

    Why don't they interview Danny Glover and ask him if Mel is racist? Sherry needs to shut up!

  61. 61

    Re: katheryn – Color Purple anyone? duh….

  62. 62

    Why are you twisting the truth here? She let others talk. Why do you enjoy starting rumours?

  63. 63

    obviously he is not going to make racist remarks in front of a black person duh.. cowardly racists only talk like that to other white people cuz they get theyre ass kicked otherwise

  64. 64

    Joy has to get over herself.
    Mel's career is not over. Maybe in politically correct America he's done but not in the rest of the world.
    Good for Whoppi for sticking up for her friend. I don't believe Mel is a racist, he said what would have effect in an argument, in PRIVATE!

  65. 65

    I think that Whoppi is a bit of an apologist. Remember her ex, Ted Danson, dressed in black face at the Friar's Club in 1993.

  66. 66

    I agree that Israel is the cause for all the turmoil in this world and I am not anti-semite. It's just the truth.

  67. Gigi7 says – reply to this


    Good for Whoopi for saying what she knew to be the truth ! She's a good person.

  68. 68

    That's really unfortunate that she would defend him in any way or form after hearing all he said in these tapes, as well as his past discretion's.

  69. 69

    Re: alemeh2 – Fuck you, nutbag.

  70. 70

    Wow. I wonder if anyone else noticed the irony in many of the responses. All these angry people who were not there, and are basing all of their opinions on what they read in the press and on gossip sites, some wanting to slap someone in the mouth for her opinion, others calling her dried-up, etc., and all proclaiming disgust with violence and racism . . . all the while being and doing exactly what they're protesting against. It would be hilarious is it wasn't so pathetic.

  71. 71

    When people are intoxicated, the superego's ability to filter the thoughts of a person's Id, which is basically who a person is according to their impulsivity, is severely damaged. The superego is a societal normality brain mechanism that filters the ideas/wants of the Id and basically says, "You shouldn't, can't say/or that do that." The ego is the result of the two either fighting or working together. That being said, Mel Gibson is a racist anti-semi. His own father has been quoted as believing the Holocaust did not exist. Whoopi, you're extremely naive.. you may have worked with him, but you don't know him. The man obviously has severe psychological issues, especially as you (Whoopi) don't believe he's intoxicated in the audio tape.

  72. 72

    I agree with Whoopi. She is a smart woman. If she says he is not a racist, I believe her. She has been friends with him for many, many years. They spent time together with their families. I admire her courage beacuse a lot of militanat African-Americans called her names, called her uncle Tom. Whoopi, go girl. He said those stupid things because he was mad at this Russian gold digger hooker Oksana. She is a total bi…h. Disqusting KGB (secret Soviet police) officer. He is not an angel, but she is pure evil.

  73. 73

    Why is nobody talking about how coked up Mel sounds; all of his behavior is attributed to drugs, a sense of entitlement and some serious Mommy issues. We already knew he was a racist misogynist; he is a Roman Catholic, am I the only one who remembers The Crusades?! He founded his own Roman Catholic Church in Malibu. . . just sayin'.

  74. 74

    People need to learn the definition of racism. To express hatred or to think one race is superior over another. He was referring to black people as the N word. Doesn't mean you hate them. In this day in age a white person cannot hit a black person without people thinking its racism. I mean its impossible for the black guy to of stole his money, boinked his GF or just acted like a douche bag..CMON..A straight man can't hit a gay man without being called homophobic these days..Take Perez for instance, Theres a million and one reasons why someone would want to punch him in the face and being gay is very last on that list..If it's even on there at all and what Whoopi said, People say and do STUPID crap when they are drinking..But he was setup by this gold digging fame whore..Voice is so calm..She was probably egging him on for an hour before she hit the record button.

  75. 6one9 says – reply to this


    TEAM WHOOPIE !! I know what it feels like to be in that rage. I don't throw the N word around “ but that's me. Mel's HURT!! 1000%. She SET him up!!

  76. 76

    I think the racist remark about rape was actually Mel gettin off to a hung stud breeding his babies Mamma…so Taboo

  77. hehee says – reply to this


    deep down mel gibson is a racist. i honestly think that he acts in a tolerant manner around minorities, because that's what he does, ACT. it's all bs and i'm just wondering who he has to murder to drive the point home to the people in denial.

  78. SRM says – reply to this


    I don't care what Whoopi says. I saw that episode and as a black woman was greatly disappointed that she would say something so stupid on tv. I don't care how he acted around her …sober. He didn't just say raped by black men. He said a pack of n—s. Like we're animals or something. Shut the Hell up whoopi. You do not speak for all of us! Mel Gibson, I used to love him, but he will not get another dime from me.

  79. 79

    Yeah, but Whoopi also doesn't think rape is rape, either. Mel is a fantastic director but he's clearly battling some real demons. Sure drunks say and do stupid shit but his behavior is beyond the pale lately as if he's in self destruct mode…dumping a wife of 30 years not to mention the children from that marriage, all to take up with a gold digging famewhoring skank who then gets pregnant for the purpose of a financial shake down. No way that is going to turn out well.

    Get well soon, Mel.

  80. 80

    I can see where Whoopi is coming from, but I can't stand the fact that Sherri pulled the race card. So, because Mel Gibson related blacks and rapists, means everyone else out there does it too? How is it fair to say "how come when people want to scare somebody, they use the black man?" By saying "they" is seems as if she is referring to everybody who isn't black. The race card doesn't work with me.

  81. 81

    I've been friends with racists. My old roommate was a racist bitch, but she was cool a hell.

  82. 82

    Whoopi can be an egotistical asshole. She wants everyone to know how many people she has worked with and how Mel was so nice to her WHEN HE CAME OVER TO HER HOUSE that he couldn't possibly be a racist. Whoopi is a phoney.

  83. 83

    I believe Whoopi is correct. People say things in the heat of the moment and nasty words just fall from their mouth. I think this is what happened to Mel… least we forget he is from Austrailia where the N word may not be as offensive as it is and should be here. My beef with Mel is that he left his wife in the first place for this other woman and then had a child with her. That's the issue for me.
    Will he come back? Of course he will. Look at Michael Jackson. It took his death to turn him into a saint. Who could have more allegations again him than Michael.

  84. 84

    Re: fayeaftermath – LOL Whoopi is a degenerate. She defended Polanski also.

  85. 85

    Just because Mel has been to Whoopi's house………….does that mean he's not racist. Hell NO!!! He is a racist big time……………….but, it's time for Sherri to put her two cents in………………like she does.

  86. 86

    What do you mean? Whoopi plays the race card almost on a daily basis, but in her favor. She and Sherri both.

  87. 87

    Even if he isnt a racist, hes still a drunken psychopath!

  88. 88

    Re: iloverickymartin – And dont forget he also hates gays!

  89. 89

    A lot of his friends have expressed surprise at people calling him racist. I've heard people I know who are not racist, use words like Mel did. I'm sure you have too. Of course it's stupid but anger makes people say and do stupid things. These words get thrown around in our culture all the time. Our country has very screwed up puritan views that only get applied some of the time too.

  90. 90

    I don't know about you, but when I'm pissed off and in a rage, I'll say just about anything to anyone, whether I mean it or not. None of you can say you've never done anything stupid like that. Oksana has been proven to be a famewhore and extortionist, I don't believe a word she has to say. I know she's just trying to ruin Mel.

  91. 91

    he is racist. sober thoughts come out drunk

    remember he is an actor
    and can probably be putting on a show

  92. 92

    I think everyone is forgetting he suffers from bipolar illness.
    He is obviously experiencing a manic episode.
    It is no accident he reached out to Brittney Spears when she was going through mania.

  93. LiaLo says – reply to this


    Re: kittyboo619 – Just because someones father is one way doesn't mean the son will be the same. Humans are not just made up of one DNA and our ideals come from the environment just as much as the caretakers.

    My mom smoked cigarettes when I was a child and guess what I have never smoked in my life. Don't assume he agrees with his dad on every subject, thats not how the human mind works.

  94. 94

    What kind of woman releases that stuff to the media when she has a child by a man???? Oksana Whatever is a golddigging Russian whore. She probably tried to use it as leverage (read blackmail) in her support negotiations and when that didn't work called Gibson's bluff. At the end of the day, even if he never works again, he still has 7 kids who love him and millions of dollars. What will she have?

  95. 95

    shut up sherri