Whoopi Goldberg set out with one of her fellow hosts on The View who called Hollywood elites far-fetched hypocrites, claiming the statement was akin to racism.
As the hosts on Thursday discussed the infamous slapping incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Academy Awards, Tara Sitmeyer slammed the audience at the event for applauding Smith’s award for Best Actor after the assault.
“They gave him a standing ovation,” Sittmaier said. “Which I think, again, goes back to why some people feel that Hollywood elites are a bunch of hypocrites.”
They go out there and give these statements of moral superiority about things, political statements, and then they just stand there and give a standing ovation after [Smith] Just assaulted Chris Rock.
Goldberg, a member of the same Hollywood elite who is the governor of the Academy, seemed incensed by the statement and interrupted Setmayer to ask her not to issue generalizations.
“It really pisses me off when people start talking about people who work in Hollywood, not just actors, but all the other people,” Goldberg said.
So please, when you’re talking about actors, be specific. If you’re mad at someone or how they’re acting, don’t put it on all of us because that’s like saying all blacks are like chickens.
The back-and-forth takes place more than a month after Whoopi returned to the show after an eight-episode ban following allegations that she was outraged that “the Holocaust wasn’t racist.”
Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of The View and Academy Governor, attacked fellow host Tara Setmayer who said that “Hollywood elites are a bunch of hypocrites.” Goldberg, a Hollywood elite, said the statement was closer to racism
The women of The View were discussing the infamous slapping incident between Will Smith (left) and Krist Rock at the Oscars on Sunday.
Setmayer blasted attendees at the event for giving Smith a standing ovation with his Best Actor win after a slap that left them stunned just moments before. Benedict Cumberbatch, fellow nominee for Best Actor, as well as Best Director nominee Paul Thomas Anderson and actress Maya Rudolph, were among the stars who defended Smith
Benedict Cumberbatch, a fellow nominee for Best Actor, as well as Best Director nominee Paul Thomas Anderson and actress Maya Rudolph were among the stars who defended Smith’s win for Best Actor after the accident.
Venus and Serena Williams, whose father portrayed Smith as King Richard, also stood out.
Goldberg suggested that there is no such thing as a “Hollywood elite,” and that actors are like everyone else.
“I just want to stop with this ‘elite’ because, you know, a lot of us work for a living,” she said. We are working. We collect the check. We have families.
“We try to do the same, good things everyone is trying to do.”
It’s the latest snapshot of Goldberg previously being placed on unpaid suspension for two weeks after the infamous January 31 episode by ABC President Kim Goodwin for her Holocaust statements.
Goldberg faced a rebellion from staff who felt she had gone overboard with her deaf apologies for her comments about the Holocaust.
When it came to Thursday’s argument, fellow host Joy Behar backed Goldberg, saying to Lustmeyer, ‘You know, Tara? You can’t paint all of Hollywood with one brush.
Setmayer stuck to her statement and said that the entire Oscar incident was telling us a lot about Hollywood for the average person.
“I think there’s an argument to be had about the industry,” she said.
Goldberg (left) said there is no such thing as a “Hollywood elite”. Although she condemned Smith’s actions, she was the weakest acting among her co-hosts
Smith (pictured) celebrated his victory with cheers after attacking The Rock. Goldberg said he would face consequences from the academy and suggested he was not escorted after the accident because officials fear he might make the scene even bigger.
Sitmeyer isn’t the only one calling out high-profile celebrities at the Oscars, with actor and comedian Jim Carrey slamming Academy members for applauding after he slapped Rock.
“I got a standing ovation,” he said, referring to the time Smith won Best Actor shortly after the slap incident.
I felt that Hollywood was collectively weak. It really felt like a clear indication that we’re no longer the great club
“You don’t have the right to go up on stage and hit someone in the face because they said words,” said Carey.
The View hosts have repeatedly criticized Will Smith’s stunt at the Academy Awards with co-hosts Sunny Houston and Anna Navarro calling his shocking stunt “immature and childish.” But co-host Whoopi Goldberg stayed out of the ordinary with a different style.
“I think he overreacted,” Goldberg said following the incident. “I think he had one of those moments where she was like JD, just stop.” I see, not everyone behaves the way we would like them to act under pressure. and exploded.
Goldberg said she believed Smith would be able to keep his Oscar but that he would face “serious consequences because no one is okay with what happened.”
Goldberg was not present at the Academy Awards and stressed that she was not speaking on behalf of the Academy’s board of directors.
She added on Thursday that Smith was asked to leave the Oscars after the slap, but the Academy may not have acted out of fear that Smith would make a bigger spectacle at the event.
“I think he was asked to leave,” Goldberg said. ‘Picture – they’re back from break, now so [Smith] Just in case he’s struggling and you try to get him out the door and he’s still in front of the camera.
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