Whoopi Goldberg dismissed the statements of Blaze host Will Cain during a debate about offensive statements, saying he sounds “like a true white guy.”
Discussing Russell Brand’s recent tirade saying Fox News is more dangerous than the deadly terrorist group ISIS in Iraq, Cain said, “I think it’s part of the whole trend we have now. We elevate words to the most harmful thing in society. How dare you say something that could offend somebody? How dare you say something that hurts my feelings? Why have we gone to this place where words are the worst thing?”
“Let me tell you why,” Whoopi replied. “America has… a history of utilizing words to harm people and hurt people, and the people who have been on the other side of it I think are at the point where they’re saying, this is not okay anymore.”
“You’ve got to be bigger than words, that’s the whole point,” Cain responded.
When Whoopi said that it’s perfectly acceptable to say “don’t use that Redskin thing anymore, I’m not comfortable with it,” Cain shot back, “We’ll all be out of business, we’ll all stop talking. Everybody’s offended all the time, from the Fighting Irish to the Redskins. Everyone’s offended.”
Despite Cain getting some applause from the crowd, Whoopi dismissed his comments, replying, “That is spoken like a true white guy.”
“Maybe – that’s what I am,” Cain said.
Of course, not to offend anyone, she quickly clarified that she didn’t mean it “in a bad way.”