Whoopi Goldberg has fired back at Fox's Eric Bolling for using what she calls racist language. On his show "Follow the Money," Bolling spoke out about rapper Common and Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba's recent visits the White House. Bolling said, "So what's with all the hoods in the hizzy? Guess who's coming to dinner? A dictator. Mr. Obama shares a laugh with one of Africa's kleptocrats. It's not the first time he's had a hoodlum in the hizzouse."
"Not all of us speak like that," Goldberg shot back on "The View." She put on a Valley Girl accent so that she could talk to Bolling "in a way that he could understand," and said, "It's called the White House and even though there's a black guy in it, duude, it's still the White House, OK? Not the hizzy... So get your, like, stuff together, because, like, if you're going to continue to do this, it then does sort of feel a little bit racist."
Cohost Sherri Shepherd added, "If you listen to anything Common raps about, he doesn't even talk like that."
Addressing Bolling's point that Obama had invited "one of Africa's most evil dictators" to the White House, Goldberg said, "It's part of the [President's] job to actually talk to people you don't like."
Bolling has since apologized for his comments.
Bolling has a point that perhaps the White House shouldn't have hosted Ali Bongo Ondimba, who's accused of human rights violations and corruption. To couch that belief in racist language, however, makes it look as if Bolling is turning this into a "black thing," which isn't the point at all. As Elisabeth Hasselbeck said on the same episode of "The View," "It's derogatory, bottom line. I'm shocked that he's able to continue to do that."