“He Has Not Been Proven” Whoopi Is Still Defending Bill Cosby
Whoopi Goldberg was also one who expressed not only doubt in these women’s stories but defended Bill Cosby against the claims.
Well, today on “The View,” after news broke that Cosby himself admitted to drugging women with the intent to rape them, Goldberg was still being an apologist, making excuses for inexcusable and immoral behavior.
Here’s what she had to say:
I’m sorry the ‘80s, they weren’t fun for everybody, clearly. I think it is again, we’ll see what happens as more information comes out. I don’t like snap judgments because I’ve had snap judgments made on me so I’m very very careful. Save your texts, save your nasty comments, I don’t care. And I say this because this is my opinion and in America, still, I know it’s a shock, we’re actually innocent until proven guilty. He has not been proven.
So, why is Whoopi so adamant about defending a man who admitted his own wrongdoing? When another panelist asked why would 40 women come forward to bring him down, Whoopi retorted:
What was the motivation for an entire party to decide that I was a rotten person? I don’t know.
As much as most of admire and respect Whoopi, home girl is just wrong as rain on this one right here. Drugging and raping people is much more severe than someone thinking you’re a “rotten person.” Furthermore, if 40 people called Whoopi rotten, I doubt that she would testify, under oath, to being just that.
Since Raven Symoné has recently been added to “The View” panel full time now, she also shared her opinion about Cosby’s recent admission, taking a more saddened tone than one of condemnation.
You know I don’t really like to talk about it that much because he’s the reason I’m on this panel, he gave me my first job, but at the same time, you need the proof, and then I’ll be able to give my judgment here or there. [Wallace: And we know that he gave quaaludes to women to have sex.] And now there’s real facts, more people can come up…
As much as I want to say that it’s sad that this type of apologist talk is being touted by a show hosted by women, it oftentimes reflects the misogyny that exists amongst women in the real world as well. Tragic.