In the course of discussing possible criminal charges against former President Trump in the alleged hush money scandal involving porn star Stormy Daniels, Whoopi used the word “gypped.” It’s longtime slang for being cheated or swindled, but a very small minority of easily-triggered whiners considers it a slur against “gypsies.”
“The people who still believe that he got, you know, gypped somehow, will still believe that he cared enough… about his wife to pay that money from his personal thing. I just don’t understand. If that was the case, then why all the subterfuge? Why is Michael Cohen paying for it?” Goldberg said.
“You know when you’re a certain age you use words that you know from when you’re a kid or you remember saying, and that’s what I did today and I shouldn’t have, I should have thought about it a little longer before I said it. But I didn’t and I should have said ‘cheated,’ but I used another word and I’m really, really sorry,” Whoopi said in the video.
Some Twitter users were puzzled by the apology video, noting that they were unaware the word was considered offensive.