‘The View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg gets apology from ‘Shark Tank’ star over body shaming ‘joke’


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Barbara Corcoran is issuing a heartfelt apology in the direction of Whoopi Goldberg after she was criticized for being called a “joke” about the “Sister Act” star on “The View” on Thursday.

“I just got back from ‘The View’ and saw my old friend Whoopi,” the 72-year-old “Shark Tank” star began in a video shared on twitter. “She has an extraordinary sense of humor, and I’ve known Whoopi for years.”


Corcoran continued: “I made a joke at Whoopi’s expense, which I now realize wasn’t funny. For anyone I may have unintentionally offended, I just wanted to say that I’m really sorry.” Is.”

The moment in question came when Corcoran was explaining to the panel that Emma Grade — founder and CEO of denim brand Good American — would be the first black, female guest shark on “Shark Tank.” The brand is also championed by Khloé Kardashian for its all-inclusive styling.

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Co-host Sunny Hostin, 52, was praising the business model of developing jeans in different sizes, to which Goldberg, 65, quipped, “Well, I’ll have to try them,” joking, “Do they Will fit in this COVID [butt]?”

While Hostin and fellow co-host, Ana Navarro, 49, were adamant that the jeans would actually fit Goldberg, Corcoran got a chance to mock the 65-year-old.

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“When you’re finished with those jeans and decide you don’t like them, give them to me. I’m going to make two pairs,” said the entrepreneur — prompting Navarro to come to Goldberg’s aid. The comment, which appeared baffled.

“Whoopi, let me tell you something. Sarah Haines and Jill Biden both wore that outfit on TV already,” Navarro fired back in reference to the floral dress Corcoran was wearing.

After the now-viral controversy, fans immediately took to social media to lend their own two cents about the exchange – one person wrote, “Ana is that girl! Ride or die and I love her for it.” I do! @ananavarro said don’t you come for the whoopie!”

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“Barbara Corcoran went too far,” the viewer added and included a GIF of a cool rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.N.Y.

“I Can’t Believe What Barbara Cochran [sic] asked whoopi about those jeans [sic],” another Twitter user wrote. “Whoopi’s eye was hurt, but he retaliated.”

“I had to rewind and listen again to make sure I heard right,” couple Another audience. “But, being much younger than @WhoopiGoldberg doesn’t make @BarbaraCorcoran a better person and that should be a lesson to be learned for young girls.”

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