Can someone please explain to me how the hell anyone takes Whoopi Goldberg seriously on politics? She has next to no credentials politically, but gets to spout nonsense everyday on The View to millions.
As we all know, the cast of Hamilton found it appropriate to put Mike Pence on blast after he shilled out thousands of dollars for his family to see the musical. Actor Brandon Dixon told him “We have a message for you sir and we hope you will hear us out…Vice President-elect Pence we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us at Hamilton an American musical, we really do. We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf all of us. All of us.”
Automatically assuming that Pence only cares about white men – what a way to treat a guest! I wonder if diversity was an issue when those behind the play were looking for actors – and specifically said they didn’t want any white actors.
I also wonder what the rest of the cast thinks about Dixon joking about raping drunk white girls.
— Brandon Victor Dixon (@BrandonVDixon) March 17, 2012
But back to the idiots on the view. Whoopi decided to run her mouth… and quickly got slammed.
As Web Daily reported:
On Monday’s show, the women discussed the fact that the cast of “Hamilton” confronted Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Friday night.
Unsurprisingly, things quickly got heated.
Host Sunny Hostin said the statement was “important to be directed at Mike Pence” since the cast of the show is so diverse. Sara Haines agreed, citing Pence’s history of advocating for gay conversion therapy.
Jedidiah Bila chose to defend Pence, saying that though she “didn’t mind the statement” itself, she minded “the way it was done.”
“I think there has to be a place—Mike Pence didn’t show up there as [vice] president-elect, he showed up with his daughter to see a play,” Bila argued as her cohosts tried to interrupt her with their protests. “This was not a political discussion. If I went to see a play, I’m very vocal politically on this show, if I went to see a play—“
“But you’re not vice president and they wouldn’t be doing this to you,” Whoopi Goldberg interjected.
“Maybe if I explain how this works you’ll understand it better,” Whoopi continued, telling Bila that when the cast learned that Pence would not be coming backstage, they read the statement during curtain call “because they wrote this for him, they wrote this to him.”
Whoopi also said that there’s a long history of Broadway stars speaking out about important issues from the stage, including during Broadway Cares/Equality Fights AIDs events.
Bila, however, refused to backdown to Whoopi. “The way that I felt hearing it was, you’re basically marginalizing that person in the audience,” Bila argued. “You’re saying, ‘you’re part of the problem. I hope that you won’t be, but my perception of you is that you’re the other.’”
Watch the exchange below:
Can we just clone Jedediah Bila and replace Whoopi with her? Honestly, the only reason to keep Whoopi on the show is to keep watching her get OWNED!