Whoopi Goldberg has said that she supports news reporters and journalists being able to use the full ‘n-word’ on television. The View co-host defended her stance on the issue, saying “They’ve tried to fix Roots, they’ve taken it out of books…this idea that taking it out makes it somehow better is ridiculous. It’s part of the culture. Let us speak on it and say this is what it is.” Daily Mail reports on the story:
As ABC’s TV presenter Whoopi Goldberg argued that news reporters should say the n-word in full when quoting people who have used it the station bleeped out the actress as she said ‘n*****’.
Hosting ABC’s The View today, Goldberg supported calls from CNN news anchor Don Lemon to use the word in full when in the context of a news story or directly quoting someone who has used the curse.
But when the Oscar-winning actress was asked by co-host Barbara Walters if she used the word herself Goldberg’s answer was bleeped out.
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