But I heard she thinks I’m Santa Claus in a really good disguise, so her perception might be a bit, oh, skewed.
Goldberg spoke out in support of Gibson on a recent episode of The View, and claimed that Gibson had spent time in her home, and because of that, she’d know if he was a racially-motivated slimeball:
“I know Mel, and I know he’s not a racist,” Goldberg said. “He may be a bonehead … I can’t sit and say that he’s a racist, having spent time with him in my house with my kids.”
I mean, Whoopi, who is clearly African-American, speaking out on Mel’s behalf says a lot in more than just one way, but Joy Behar (a woman I generally don’t agree with much) claims otherwise. On the same episode, Behar blasted Gibson for his remarks stemming from a 2006 DUI arrest:
“Give me a break, you’re an anti-Semite, you’re a misogynist, and you’re a racist!”
So. Who are you siding with? A black woman who’s spent periods of personal time with the disgraced Patriot actor, or a sometimes-annoying, but outspoken woman that’s regrettably often right more than she’s not?
Should we even be debating this? What’s been said has been said, and there’s no “unsaying” it. I mean, it’s not as if he called people “poopyheads,” or “dumb morons” or something.