Gypped meaning in English explained as Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for using Romani slur

Gypped meaning in English explained as Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for using Romani slur

The co-host of the popular talk show “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg, apologised for using a Romani slur on Wednesday’s episode, know the meaning of gypped

Goldberg said these things while talking about former President Donald Trump and how some of his supporters think he was “gypped” in the 2020 election.

Gypped meaning in English explained as Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for using Romani slur on The View

When someone is “gypped,” they have been tricked or cheated. The Romani people are called “gypsies,” and the word “gypped” is considered to be an insult to the community.

After what she said, Goldberg was criticised on social media. The official “The View” Twitter account then posted a video of Goldberg saying she was sorry for using the word.

Whoopi Goldberg said, “You know, when you’re a certain age, you use words that you know from when you’re a kid or you remember saying, and that’s what I did today, and I shouldn’t have. I should have thought about it a little longer before I said it, but I didn’t, and I should have said ‘cheated’ and I used another word. And I’m really, really sorry.”

Whoopi Goldberg faces criticism again over controversial comments on Holocaust

This is not the first time that Goldberg’s comments have been criticised. Last year, people didn’t like what she said about the Holocaust. She said on “The View” that the genocide was about “white supremacy” and “man’s inhumanity to man,” not race.



Lessons from Whoopi Goldberg’s gypped controversy

In 2013, Ian Hancock, a Romani professor at the University of Texas at Austin, told NPR that the word “gypped” is hurtful to Romani people. “My response to them is, ‘That’s okay. You didn’t know but now you do. So stop using it. It may mean nothing to you, but when we hear it, it still hurts,'” he said.

In light of this event, it’s important to learn about how our words affect people and to avoid using words that can hurt people from marginalised groups. Goldberg said in her apology that it is never too late to learn from our mistakes and grow from them.


Who is Whoopi Goldberg?

Whoopi Goldberg is an actress, comedian, and TV personality from the United States. She was born in New York City in 1955, and she started her career in entertainment in the 1980s as a stand-up comedian.

Whoopi Goldberg became well-known because of her parts in movies like “The Color Purple,” “Ghost,” and “Sister Act.” In addition to her successful acting career, she has co-hosted “The View” since 2007.


She is known for her strong opinions and lively discussions about current events on the show. Goldberg has been honoured for her work in the entertainment industry throughout her career. She has won a number of awards, including an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award.

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