Whoopi Goldberg Faces Backlash after Supposedly Body-Shaming Mariah Carey on 'The View'
Whoopi Goldberg faced major backlash after body-shaming Mariah Carey on her live TV show "The View," as people made sure not to let it pass.
On "The View," co-hosts sat to speak to Jerry O'Connell, who revealed he worked with Carey in the late '90s. Jerry starred as her love interest in the "Heartbreaker" music video in 1999, which was considered an iconic music video from twenty years ago.
As seen on a video posted by the official "The View" Twitter account, while her co-hosts were smiling and eagerly listening to their guest, Whoopi clearly looked unengaged in the story Jerry O'Connell was saying about working with the pop star. In fact, her body language clearly screamed: not interested. When the topic of years passed was brought up, she spoke up.
No since she opened Oscars and mocked Mariah & Glitter 😒— 𝑺𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒎 #𝑹𝑨𝑹𝑰𝑻𝑰𝑬𝑺 🦋 (@snsdsoshisone09) August 2, 2019
The Controversial Comment
While everyone reminisced about the two-decade-old video, Whoopi murmured: "twenty bodies ago," which meant Mariah's body definitely changed in the past twenty years.
20 bodies ago? @WhoopiGoldberg you, yourself have changed body types MANY times. What’s this about? You’re always jumping on people to be more positive and polite and you come up in here with this? What’s got you mad today?— Derek Spencer ∞ (@DerekSpencer107) August 2, 2019
What people also seemed to notice was the fact that Whoopi said this under her breath, which might have proven she had hidden anger against Mariah.
Some fans even asked if she was being body-shamed or slut-shamed, as "twenty bodies ago" could have easily meant her weight or the people she's slept with.
. Not here for Whoopi Goldberg coming for Mariah Carey on #TheView like she better have some respect for people with actual talent.— housewives culture. (@HWCulture) August 4, 2019
Regardless, Whoopi Goldberg is facing criticism for her comment because of the fact that Mariah actually feels good about her shape at the moment, and she's only been with five men in her life.
.@WhoopiGoldberg needs to clarify what she meant by "20 bodies ago" on @TheView when referring to Mariah Carey - body or slut shaming? The fact that she mumbled it under her breath only proves that she was knowingly vile, disgusting and unprofessional. She should apologise.— ;a frank account (@islandlamb) August 2, 2019
Contrary to popular belief, the "We Belong Together" singer reveals she's only been with five people in her life.
“I’ve only been with five people in my life, so I’m kind of a prude, honestly, compared to most others in the field,” she shares with Cosmopolitan.
As for the incident with Whoopi Goldberg, she has yet to issue a statement or an apology to Mariah Carey.
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