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WATCH: ‘The View’ Audience Member Calls Whoopi ‘Old Broad’ During Live TV

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An audience member during a recent episode of the ABC show “The View” called Whoopi Goldberg an “old broad.” It happened on Wednesday’s show when Goldberg and her cohosts took their seats to begin the show and the audience member shouted the words and Goldberg was taken aback.

“We’re happy to see ya’ll. Cool, well, go on and have a seat,” she said before addressing the heckler.

“Did you just call me an old broad? Yeah?” the 67-year-old actress said to the heckler.

The camera then showed a woman who was wearing a large fur hat.

“She said, ‘You old broad,’ and I was like, hey, it’s Wednesday, and I am an old broad, and happy about it,” the host said before cohost Sunny Hostin said that being an “old broad” was better than “the alternative.”

“The alternative is not attractive to any of us,” the stress said. “We all want to be old broads and old dudes, you know?”

The show’s cameras continued to show the woman again and again for the entire episode.

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Goldberg caused controversy in December after making controversial statements again.

She had to apologize again for the comments she made about the Holocaust. As she was promoting her new movie “Till,” about a young black child who was viciously murdered by a gang of white men in 1955, she was asked by a reporter about the comments she made on the show.

Earlier this year, Goldberg was suspended from “The View” for claiming the Holocaust was not about race. She apologized for the comments but in a new interview with the U.K. paper The Sunday Times, it appears her apology may not have been sincere.

“Remember who they were killing first. They were not killing racial; they were killing physical. They were killing people they considered to be mentally defective. And then they made this decision,” the actress said.

Journalist Janice Turner explained to Goldberg, whose real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson, that there were race laws the Nazis created against Jews and said that “Nazis saw Jews as a race.”

“Yes, but that’s the killer, isn’t it? The oppressor is telling you what you are. Why are you believing them? They’re Nazis. Why believe what they’re saying?” she said.

“It doesn’t change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street,” she said. “You could find me. You couldn’t find them.”

“But you would have thought that I’d taken a big old stinky dump on the table, butt naked,” she said, in reference to her comments that got her suspended from “The View.”

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“My best friend said, ‘Not for nothing is there no box on the census for the Jewish race. So that leads me to believe that we’re probably not a race,’” she said.

But on Tuesday, a representative for Goldberg sent a press release that showed the host apologizing for the comments.

“Recently while doing press in London, I was asked about my comments from earlier this year. I tried to convey to the reporter what I had said and why, and attempted to recount that time. It was never my intention to appear as if I was doubling down on hurtful comments, especially after talking with and hearing people like rabbis and old and new friends weighing in,” she said.

“I believe that the Holocaust was about race, and I am still as sorry now as I was then that I upset, hurt and angered people,” she continued. “My sincere apologies again, especially to everyone who thought this was a fresh rehash of the subject. I promise it was not. In this time of rising antisemitism, I want to be very clear when I say that I always stood with the Jewish people and always will. My support for them has not wavered and never will,” she said.

The actress faced immediate backlash after making the new comments.

“Whoopi Goldberg – 1 million Jews were murdered in Auschwitz alone, so take a lesson from @AuschwitzMuseum. Hitler targeted Jews for annihilation arguing that we are a distinct and inferior race. Stop distorting history. It’s offensive to every Jew murdered in the Holocaust,” Boundless Israel co-founder Aviva Klompas.

“Whoopi is at it again, repeating the very same nonsense about the Holocaust she ‘apologized’ for months ago! Whoopi is so ignorant she claims Nazi genocide was ‘not about race’ even though Africans were also murdered as ‘racial inferiors’ just like Jews! @TheView is her enabler,” former Democrat New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind said, along with a video in which he called her comments “ignorant,” “stupid” and “uneducated.”

“You’re entitled to say whatever you want to say. This is America,” Hiking said. “But ABC does not need to give you a platform.”

He said that “nobody wants an apology anymore because it’s meaningless. Because it’s a lie. It’s dishonest.

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