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Whoopi Goldberg On Justin Bieber's N-Word Abuse: Not His Fault, He's Just Canadian! See Her Shocking Defense HERE!

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Look, we love poking fun at our neighbors to the north!

But we find it hard to believe that Canadian teenagers don't know what the N-word means.

According to Whoopi Goldberg, however, the super offensive racial epithet doesn't carry the same weight in the great white north, and that's one of the reasons why she's excusing Justin Bieber for his HORRIBLY insensitive and totally mean-spirited N-word sing-a-long!

Yup, even though he was caught on video dropping N-bombs when he was a teenager, she's still a Belieber! In fact, she stuck up for the Biebs on The View this morning, and her reasons why might surprise you…

Ch-ch-check out her Bieberoni defense…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

And we thought the Twinkie Defense was deliciously weak!

We get that he was young and perhaps wasn't completely wise to the world, but Justin was parodying One Less Lonely Girl, a song he came out with in 2009 after he already lived in the States!!

We aren't sure his behavior was in anyway excusable!

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38 comments to “Whoopi Goldberg On Justin Bieber's N-Word Abuse: Not His Fault, He's Just Canadian! See Her Shocking Defense HERE!”

  1. debi says – reply to this


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    I'm Canadian. That disgusting word is bad here as well. Justin obviously wasn't brought up with the same values as my family. Let's call it what it is. DISGUSTING no matter what country, city, town or the person who said it!!!!!!!
    Whoopi needs to live in Canada to make a judgement. Not just show up to make a movie or do a concert.

  2. Gigi says – reply to this


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    As a Canadian, this has got to be the dumbest and most ignorant comment I have EVER heard. Mrs Goldberg, the n word is as offensive here as it is anywhere else in the world.

  3. Hailey says – reply to this


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    Oh the ignorance! How can someone say something so idiotic? Of course it has the same meaning and harshness as it does anywhere else. It's a terrible term. I feel sick everything time my AMERICAN neighbours say the word. DO NOT lump my country and our people in with the idiocy that is Justin Bieber.

  4. Elsa says – reply to this


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    As a Canadian, I interpreted the comment made by Whoopi as extremely ignorant. Being a Canadian, and having grown up within the capital of Canada, we are taught (through our educational systems, i might add) the history, hate and ignorance surrounding this particular word. The fact that she would excuse Justin's horrendous actions on the fact that he is "Canadian" is extremely hurtful and idiotic. I lost respect for you today Whoopi.



  5. 5

    Lenny Bruce said: "it's the suppression of the word that gives it the power, the violence, the viciousness." There are those who'd like to sanitize Huckleberry Fin by taking the word out of the text. Some would like to take the word Negro out of Dr. martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. I agree that Justin was stupid & insensitive when he used the word but this fixation on avoiding it as a smirch on our history merely gives it the power it doesn't deserve.

  6. Cyn says – reply to this


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    As a visible minority (half black)Canadian,I find it absolutely mind blowing that someone in the public eye has the nerve to say that the 'n' word doesn't carry as much weight in Canada as it does in the US, that is a crock of sh*t!, it carries just as much weight, if you're a minority, you're a minority, no what which side of whatever border you may be on! Whoopie better check herself,and get off her all mightily high horse and realize that we are all affected by racism. Justin Bieber is not representing Canada very well -in my opinion.

  7. @v@ says – reply to this


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    No, Whoopi's right. Anyone Canuck listening to imported American t.v. would think it's bad because Americans are telling them it is, but before that it did NOT have the same meaning to Canadians. I was around and in Canada then. Blacks lived as free men north of the 49th; the underground railroad existed for a reason. One of my favorite stories is about a legendary and historic cowboy and rancher name John Ware. Google him.

  8. @v@ says – reply to this


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    My point is that there was no shame to it up north, but the 'n' descriptive word would have more likely been negro or black man, but mostly it (race) wouldn't mentioned because Canadians might prefer not to as a man is a man. Anything Bieber parroted would come from the rap industry or cross border vernacular in southern Ontario. I'm listening to a group of 15 year olds right now sitting on grass in a park, and the shiz coming out of their mouths? They're 15, and 15 year olds spout all kinds of stuff and have few developed scruples yet.
    They say ridiculous things to show off to each other.

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Cable t.v. channels from the U.S. didn't actually hit a lot of Canadian locations until the 60's or 70's, but in a couple of major some major cities, Toronto and Montreal, from '52 on.

  10. andrew says – reply to this


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    Re: @v@ – you're confused

  11. 38543854 says – reply to this


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    Really Whoopie! How can you generalize an entire country with one encounter with a black Canadian? I live in one of the most diverse cities in the world; Canada is looked upon as a leader in diversity. JB is ignorant not the entire country!

  12. Just saying says – reply to this


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    Whoopi basically offended all Canadian's categorizing them with Justin. Why am I not surprised she gave him a "free card"??? This is the woman who gave her daughter condoms so she can have sex with her boyfriend in the next room. I wouldn't listen to anything that woman has to say. She's way too out there and always handing free cards like it's convenient. What a joke!

  13. Ray says – reply to this


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    Wow. She is SO ignorant. I didn't realize Whoopi was so well educated on Canadian history. She should try saying that to an African-Canadian. I'm sure they wouldn't appreciate that. This really made me dislike her. She pissed off A LOT of Canadians today.

  14. 221453 says – reply to this


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    I'm black, I respect myself and others well enough to know not to say that word but then again who care right? This happened in 2009, 5 years ago. Get over it! There are worse things in life than a white kid saying the N word. Get it together people and worry about your own life. If you don't like him, don't comment or read about his life….simple as that

  15. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    I'm not Canadian but grew up in the 50s and 60s (yes I am old) and even then I knew better than not to use that word although we did use the word Negro before African American became the PC thing to do.

  16. Mianni says – reply to this


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    Thank u Whoopi. Here is where she is right…the U.S divides differences…Canada is multicultural. That means…one street in a Toronto or one neighbourhood has ppl. from every place on earth and all religions as well. It's incredible and Whoopi must have realized when she was here…it's a non-issue.

  17. chelsea says – reply to this


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    What the F is she talking about !?!?!?!?! I have lived in vancouver canada my whole life and that word had never been ok and we dont use it. But i guess since she filmed one movie and met one person here that used that word then we much all us it right ? … * face palm*

  18. Miranda Brown says – reply to this


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    This is completely insulting. Us Canadians do not use that word in our regular vocabulary and the fact that she would make that comment is so ignorant and insulting.

  19. rightonwhoopi says – reply to this


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    I'm Canadian too and Whoopi is right on the money. If I use the word with my friends of African-American decent they don't really care. It's like being called a cracker, you don't really care. Now am I going to use the word with people I don't know that may take it offensively because they don't know me. Probably not, and probably JB wouldn't either.

  20. suzie says – reply to this


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    So fucking what. He said the n word. It's in every second song out on the radio today. Ya get offended or don't want it used, don't put it in songs.



  21. 21

    I am Canadian and there is no way in hell I would ever us that as an excuse. EVER.

  22. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: andrew – I have a lot of context on this that's maybe lost in purposeful editing in an attempt to keep a long thing short…but can clear up any confusion you may have if something's missing for you.



  23. 23

    Justin Beiber is to Canada and Canadians as John Lennon is to Liverpool, or Jesus is to Nasareth.
    He is untouchable, and can do and say whatever he wants, his fans will stand by him to the bitter end of the universe.



  24. 24

    Also, Whoopie stood up for Mel Gibson as well, remember that.

  25. Tee says – reply to this


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    Americans are so ignorant when it comes to anything that occurs or happens in Canada, they need to receive a Canadian news channel so they are aware of what happens outside of their own Country.



  26. 26

    Re: Tee – No one gives a shit about your traitor commie country!
    Fuck Canada, and fuck all Canadians, may you all be burned by napalm when the ruskies attack.



  27. 27

    I'm Canadian and agree with her…I think the N word is offensive to older educated people however Bieber was 'discovered' at 13 and then he was around African Americans and probably heard them use it too. So I get what Whoopi was trying to say. Pretty sure Rihanna has used the word too. And I'm pretty sure your average 13 year old Canadian doesn't have a huge clue about African American history.



  28. 28

    Elsa "having grown up within the capital of Canada"…but Bieber didn't. He was discovered at 13 and whisked off to be made into a major star. He had, like, a grade 7 education and then he was made into a major entertainer.

  29. sarah says – reply to this


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    Re: Fuckerman – id reply with something along the lines of "Well i hope all you americans die of such and such and such" but i feel your government is pretty much taking care of it.. mericaaaaa



  30. 30

    my co-worker's sister-in-law makes $68 every hour on the laptop . She has been without a job for 8 months but last month her paycheck was $16610 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Look At This,,,,,,,,, WWW.WORKTIN.ℂOM



  31. 31

    Re: sarah – Your fellow Canadian was the one who started it.
    When you fucking people outside of America keeps saying shit like "we hate America" "hooray for 911" "Bin laden kicks ass" etc etc etc, then you have to expect some Americans to get defensive too right?
    Or is that too hard to comprehend?



  32. 32

    Its Justin Bieber…of course he's going to use the n word. The bitch is white trash, why are people surprised?

  33. Stacey says – reply to this


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    just plain ignorant of both Justin and Whoopi to say both comments!
    -Proud Canadian!



  34. 34

    hahahahah hilarious, as a Canadian from a redneck part of Alberta, I find this funny. get a grip people, they are aloud to call us whatever they want, crackers, and which ever word in the book and I don't give a shit. I can call any race what I want, doesn't mean I am racist just I was raised by my grandpas views. got a problem with that? when people say words like that doesn't mean they are racist. people need to realize that. I am not limiting my vocabulary just because I am white. if I was black or Hispanic or east indian it wouldn't matter right?

  35. pden says – reply to this


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    Re: Onyxescence – uh Rihanna is black

  36. Spanky says – reply to this


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    Ugghh…Yet again Whoopi shows her complete ignorance and motor mouth….I'm a Caucasian Canadian, and the N word means the same god damned thing here as it does there…we aren't uneducated fools as she so eloquently states it. We know what it means and that it isn't acceptable….

  37. devon93 says – reply to this


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    Re: sarah – umm…pretty sure that 13 year old Canadians are quite aware and educated about African American History. You know what is sickening? The fact that people keep making excuses for his behavior. He is owning it…he knows it was wrong…why don't his fans own it? stop making stupid idiotic excuses!

  38. Jocelyn says – reply to this


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    Whoopi you are just as ignorant as Justin. Get your head out of your ass. Stay in the USA. We will be HAPPY to stay in Gods Country.