I didn't know the potato heads at Toys R Us were featuring Whoopi Goldberg on the cover of their 2009 "Differently-Abled Kids" catalog and ad campaign until she defended pedophile rapist/sodomist Roman Polanski on "The View" last week, after which bloggers quickly took note of the paradox.
I could have told Toys R Us Goldberg was a poor fit, certainly not the "child advocate" it boasted her to be in a press release. She's had multiple abortions – between four and seven, depending on the account. Serial-killing one's own children is about as child-unfriendly as one can be.
In early stand-up routines and in the book "The Choices We Made: 25 Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion," Goldberg stated her first abortion was self-inflicted in a park at age 14, after being impregnated at 13.
That one happened because, "Whoopi led a bohemian lifestyle … and engaged in promiscuous activities," according to biographer Ellesse Chow.
Which brings us to Polanski. Most now know that in 1977 the famous film director at age 43 primed a 13-year-old with drugs and alcohol before raping and sodomizing her, after which he fled the country to escape prosecution.
Now 76, Polanski was apprehended in Copenhagen almost two weeks ago and faces extradition to the U.S., to the consternation of certain Hollywood liberals, including Goldberg.
On Sept. 28 Goldberg jaw-droppingly defended Polanski on "The View" stating, "What I'm saying is he did not rape her, because she was aware and the family apparently was aware. ... I know it wasn't rape-rape. ... It was something else but I don't believe it was rape-rape."
There is no explanation for those shocking statements except to recall Goldberg herself had consensual sex at age 13, which apparently was only the beginning. She bragged on "The View" in 2008 she had gone on to nail "about 50" lovers in her lifetime.
So Goldberg is messed up, dangerously projecting her own sordid past on others.
Goldberg wasn't finished. When co-host Sherri Shepherd attempted to argue against the insanity – "OK, so we go back with what he said he did. He gave her Quaaludes, he gave her champagne. She was drugged. She was 13 years old." – Goldberg responded, "They had sex beforehand, Sherri."
What does that mean? Adult sex with a young teen is OK if no drugs or alcohol is involved?
Goldberg continued, "You know, I have to tell you … we're a different kind of society. We see things differently. The world sees 13-year-olds and 14-year-olds in the rest of Europe ... I do know not everybody agrees with the way we see things. Now, would I want my 14-year-old having sex with somebody? Not necessarily, no. ..."
"Not necessarily" would Goldberg want her 14-year-old having sex with somebody? Not necessarily? So … maybe? And, at any rate, pedophilia is a morally relativistic topic?
Goldberg tried to back away from her outrageous statements a few days later on "The View":
[S]ome people got the idea that I was condoning what he did. … I was trying to make sure that we had our facts straight … particularly about what he was arrested for and what he was charged with. …
All of these charges were dismissed except for the one he pled guilty to. It's the lesser charge of engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, not rape, which was my point. So just to make sure that everybody understands … and that's what I was trying to do the other day.
No, that's not what Goldberg was trying to do the other day. She was trying to excuse Polanski's behavior. She was trying to say consensual sex between 13-year-olds and older adult men is OK.
Not that this was the first time Goldberg gave a glimpse into the dark recesses of her mind. In 2007 Goldberg snapped at conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck to revere abortion. "It is the hardest decision that a woman ever … has to make. So, when you talk about it, a little bit of reverence to the women out there who have had to make this horrible decision."
We're to revere a "horrible decision"?
Then why in 2008, again on "The View," did Goldberg say, after John McCain maintained Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided, "Do I have to worry about becoming a slave again?" So at that moment abortion represented freedom from shackles?
Again, Goldberg is messed up.
I don't know what the people at Toys R Us were thinking when choosing Goldberg to showcase their program for "differently-abled kids." I walked into a Toys R U s store the other day to be greeted by a large photo of Goldberg hugging a child with Down syndrome and was repulsed. I'm sure Goldberg would have been OK with aborting that beautiful little girl.
I spoke with a public relations representative at Toys R Us, who said the catalog was already out and Goldberg is definitely not a spokesperson for the company, just a smiling photo.
Was Toys R Us fine, I asked, being branded with someone who advocates aborting its future customers? And raping them?
No, she assured me.
But it's too late. I won't be shopping at Toys R Us this holiday season for my four grandsons.