Whoopi Goldberg: Mel Gibson is not a racist
Comedian and "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg declared that Mel Gibson is not a racist, as she and the rest of the daytime panel on Monday discussed recently released tapes allegedly featuring the actor -- including one in which a racial slur is used.
Joy Behar was not of the same mind (check out their debate by clicking on the video above).
"Give me a break, you're an anti-Semite, you're a misogynist, and you're a racist!" Behar said of Gibson, referencing the audio tapes and the remarks Gibson made during a 2006 arrest for DUI.
"I can't sit and say that he's a racist," Goldberg said, "having spent time with him in my house with my kids."
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-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Whoopi Goldberg on May 19, 2010, at the White House. Credit: Joshua Roberts / Reuters