Whoopi Goldberg, famed comedian and cohost of "The View," is no stranger to controversy for many of her views, and a rant on Monday’s episode was no exception.
When the women of "The View" were discussing ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith’s remarks that a woman should expect to be hit back if she hits a man first, Goldberg took a surprising stance on the subject.
“If you hit somebody, you cannot be sure you are not going to get hit back!” Goldberg said. “I’m know I’m going to catch a lot of hell, but I don’t care.”
Smith’s comments came after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended for two games after allegedly knocking his wife out after she attacked him first. Goldberg seemed to defend Smith’s comments, and after some of her fellow cohosts said it seemed like she was blaming victims of domestic abuse, she fired back at them.
“Oh, my god, that is not blame the victim! I just said, don’t anybody hit anybody,” Goldberg said. “But If you make the choice as a woman, who’s four foot three, and you decide to hit a guy who’s six feet tall and you’re the last thing he wants to deal with that day and he hits you back, you cannot be surprised!”
Take a look at Whoopi Goldberg’s fiery comments in the clip below above.