Whoopi Goldberg Says Mel Gibson Is Not A Racist
Tue, 13 Jul 2010 10:36:41
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The always-outspoken Whoopi Goldberg is crusading for beleaguered actor Mel Gibson. She is refuting allegations that Gibson is a racist even after the taped argument with ex-girlfriend and baby mama Oksana Grigorieva, where he tosses around the "N" word like it ain't no thang, surfaced and became the chum in a media feeding frenzy.
Representatives for Gibson have yet to confirm the authenticity of the tape (surprise, surprise!) but the Whoopster has defended her pal's alleged use crude language, insisting he's simply being a "bonehead." Okay, so the difference is…??? Miss Goldberg claims Mel would not have maintained a friendship with her and her children if he was really a racist. Which is a bit of a slippery slope argument, but hey, if Whoopi can defend him as a black woman, maybe there is some merit to her thoughts and feelings towards Gibson.
She said on The View on Monday that "I don't like what he did here, but I know Mel, and I know he's not a racist. He may be a bonehead. I have had a long friendship with Mel. You can say he's being a bonehead, but I can't say he's a racist having spent time with him in my house with my kids. Make no mistake (he's not a racist)."
She added, "I'm not defending Mel, I'm simply saying that... I don't see him as that (a racist) because that's not my experience with him."
Is Whoopi wearing blinders? Or is their validity to her argument?