Whoopi Goldberg is forced into awkward on-air apology after marriage joke about Lindsey Graham 

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Whoopi Goldberg was forced connected Thursday to locomotion backmost a matrimony 'joke' she made on-air astir Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.

In an awkward apology connected The View Thursday, Goldberg suggested she mightiness person to discontinue the amusement she has co-hosted since 2007 aft receiving evident backlash from ABC bigwigs for 'joking' that Graham was getting married.

Her remark came during a speech with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, successful which Jean-Pierre slammed the South Carolina legislator for calling for a nationwide prohibition connected abortions aft 15 weeks.

'We person Lindsey Graham, Senator Graham and different and different leaders of the Republican Party who are saying, and they’re being precise wide astir this, folks, we got to perceive to them that they privation a nationalist prohibition connected abortions,' the White House property caput told The View cohosts.

She added: 'Senator Graham had said possibly astir a period ago, aboriginal August, that helium believes erstwhile it comes to marriage, erstwhile it comes to abortion, it’s for states to decide.

'So, Senator Graham, what changed?' Jean-Pierre asked, to which Goldberg deadpanned: 'Well, possibly he’s getting married.'

Her woke cohost Joy Behar past said she doubts that is the case, arsenic the assemblage laughed and cheered. 

Goldberg, 66, past continued: 'Do it quick, due to the fact that I cognize radical are fooling astir with our matrimony rights, whoever, wherever you stand, you know.'

Whoopi Goldberg, 66, was forced to contented an awkward on-air apology for a 'joke' she made astir Sen Lindsey Graham getting married

Liberals person suggested for years that Graham, a lifelong bachelor, mightiness beryllium secretly gay. The legislator is pictured present discussing the instauration of the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act past week

The remark comes aft liberals person suggested for years that the lifelong bachelor mightiness beryllium secretly gay, with comedians specified arsenic Bill Maher, Jon Steward and Patti Lupone making crude remarks oregon implicit references to his intersexual predisposition implicit the years.

Such conversations are besides prevalent connected Twitter and different societal media sites. 

But erstwhile the amusement came backmost from a commercialized break, Goldberg seemed flustered, her look wrinkled arsenic she told the assemblage she needs 'to marque wide that I was doing what I bash arsenic a comic.

'Sometimes I marque jokes, and it was a joke,' she said. 'Nothing much than that.'

She past seemed to suggest that producers spoke with her during the break, saying: 'I conscionable got a full speech astir radical misunderstanding the joke.

'I mean OK,' Goldberg continued, arsenic her cohosts laughed. 'I should astir apt ne'er bash this amusement again if this is what it's coming to.

'It was a joke, guys, you know,' she concluded.

Goldberg doubled down connected the information that it was a gag pursuing a commercialized break

Her comments came aft White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre asked what had changed to marque the South Carolina legislator alteration his tune astir termination bans

This is conscionable the astir caller apology cohosts connected the amusement person had to marque implicit the past fewer years.

In fact, earlier this year, Goldberg was suspended for 2 weeks aft she claimed the Holocaust 'isn't astir race.'

'This is achromatic radical doing it to achromatic radical truthful y'all spell combat amongst yourselves but...' she said backmost successful February.

Later, she carried on: 'Let's beryllium truthful astir it. The Holocaust isn't astir race. It's not astir race. It's not astir race. It's not astir race. It's astir man's inhumanity to man. That's what it's about.'  

Just hours aboriginal though, pursuing swift backlash, Goldberg tweeted retired an apology.

'On today's show, I said the Holocaust 'is not astir race, but astir man's inhumanity to man'. I should person said it is astir both,' she said.

'As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared, "The Holocaust was astir the Nazi's systematic annihilation of the Jewish radical - who they deemed to beryllium an inferior race."

'I basal corrected.

'The Jewish radical astir the satellite person ever had my enactment and that volition ne'er waiver. I'm atrocious for the wounded I person caused.'

Goldberg antecedently had to apologize for saying the Holocaust wasn't astir race

 More recently, Sunny Hostin came nether occurrence for attacking erstwhile United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, branding her a 'chameleon' arsenic she insinuated the erstwhile ambassador does not usage her fixed name, Nimrata, successful an effort to entreaty to Republican voters.

She was soon branded a 'racist' connected Twitter, with galore noting that Nikki is Haley's mediate sanction — and Hostin does not usage her fixed archetypal name, either.

By the afternoon, Haley, herself, decided to talk up connected the matter.

'Thanks for your interest @Sunny,' the erstwhile South Carolina politician tweeted, claiming: 'It's racist of you to justice my name.

'Nikki is an Indian sanction and is connected my commencement certificate — and I'm arrogant of that,' she wrote. 'What's bittersweet is the left's hypocrisy towards blimpish minorities.'

'By the way, past I checked Sunny isn't your commencement name…,' Haley added successful her tweet to Hostin, whose commencement sanction is Asunción Cummings Hostin.

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