“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg tried to deflect blame for an unintended profanity toward her own studio audience on Tuesday.
Goldberg mispronounced a keyword in a segment on the liberal morning talk show. The longtime co-host started off reading text about food and travel with an apparent belch.
“A poll of 2,000 adults in the U.K. found that when people travel, cuisine is more important to them than landmarks or b.” Goldberg corrected herself — just before the studio audience and co-hosts erupted in laughter.
A co-host dismissed the verbal slip with awkward humor. “I personally travel for the beaches,” Sara Haines said. “I’m sorry. It says ‘beaches,’” Goldberg said.
In a strange twist, she went on to blame the unintended profanity on the studio audience. “This is y’all’s fault,” Goldberg said, pointing at the crowd.
However, she couldn’t make an argument as to why her own audience was to blame for her slip of the tongue. “And I can’t even tell you why it’s their fault,” she said.
Co-host Sunny Hostin went on to pivot the conversation toward a discussion about food and culture. Twitter users were unimpressed with what they saw.
The left-wing host appeared to emit flatulence during a March broadcast. “That was gas,” the comedian and media personality said afterward.
“The View” was the most-watched daytime talk show on television in 2021 and 2022, according to Variety.