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By / 07.16.10

If you’re reading this blog, you’re almost certainly familiar with the ongoing Mel Gibson chronicles. But in case you haven’t been following FilmDrunk’s excellent coverage, Gibson has expanded his previous “sugartits/Jew-blaming” policy to include liberal use of the N-word and C-word, referring to Mexicans as “wetbacks,” and very specific and vehement demands for fellatio.

Yet Whoopi Goldberg, whom Mel Gibson could very easily call the N-Word and the C-word (he also might accuse her of controlling the banks because of her last name), stuck up for Gibson on “The View.”

“I know Mel, and I know he’s not a racist,” Whoopi said on ‘The View’ on Monday, seeming both earnest and cautious to weigh in. “I have had a long friendship with Mel. You can say he’s being a bonehead, but I can’t sit and say that he’s a racist having spent time with him in my house with my kids. I don’t like what he’s done, make no mistake.”

When Joy Behar asked if Goldberg considered Gibson anti-Semitic after his 2006 tirade against a Jewish police officer in LA , Goldberg began calling him “an ass” before stifling herself. Whoopi then pinpointed alcohol as the culprit. “Drunks say stupid stuff to people all the time — because they’re drunk, they’re out of control, they are not thinking, they are idiotic. I can’t say anything about people like that because I know what they’re like when they’re drunk. This rant? I don’t think he’s drunk on this rant.”

Whoopi concluded: “I’m not defending Mel. I’m simply saying I don’t see him as [a racist] because that’s not been my experience with him.” [Popeater]

Well, I think that’s a real feather in Mel’s cap. He doesn’t call black people “n***er” to their face.


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