whoopi goldberg mel gibson the view 'The View's' Whoopi Goldberg to critics on Mel Gibson: 'Kiss my behind'Whoopi Goldberg is at it again on “The View” in regards to the Mel Gibson controversy. This time she isn’t defending Mel, though — she is defending herself.

And while she has a right to defend whomever she wants and feel whatever she wants to feel, perhaps she shouldn’t go about expressing those views while insulting the media and her fans at home.

She says:

There has been a lot of hassle … because I had the audacity to say that I had some personal time with Mel that goes over years and years and said that I did not think of him as a racist. People lost their minds and said, “Oh, you are defending him!”

I do believe had you actually watched the show — all of you nice bloggers out there and all the folks that sit around at home and try to figure out stuff to do — if you had actually watched the show, you would have heard us say, and you would have heard me specifically say, ‘I don’t condone this. I don’t think this is right. I don’t think this is smart.’

But here’s the piece of information I have that I don’t think this is right: My experience tells me this is not a racist. Being a black woman, you’d think you’d give me a little bit of leeway to have some feel if I was around a racist. But I understand you don’t get it. I understand that.

People called my office and went off on the young lady that works there. You’re going to call because you think that I’m doing something wrong. And you do the same thing to this young lady that you don’t even know that Mel Gibson supposedly did? Who are you? You can kiss my behind, you cowardly piece of dog mess.

While we don’t think it’s right that someone called her office and harassed her poor assistant, we don’t agree with the way Whoopi is going about defending herself (or Mel, in past episodes of the show).

What do you think, Zappers? Watch the clip and judge for yourselves.

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