Whoopi Goldberg (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Syracuse University)
Actress Stacey Dash, who caused a firestorm recently by tweeting her support for Mitt Romney via Twitter, has an unlikely defender — Oscar-winning View co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
Although Goldberg is a supporter of President Barack Obama‘s re-election, she thinks the backlash against the former Single Ladies star has gone too far.
“In America, where we all live,” Goldberg said, “we have the right to say, ‘Listen, I have a different opinion’ — without having some bonehead sitting in their house talking about, ‘You should be thinking like I think.’ No! That’s not America.”
When Goldberg’s co-panelist Barbara Walters asked her if she believed all African-Americans are expected to vote Democratic, she argued, “It’s because people have gotten so solidified in left and right that they’ve forgotten that there is a middle. I don’t know that it’s about race because what I’ve discovered on Twitter is that not everybody who says they are what they are, is what they are.”