This morning on The View, Whoopi Goldberg offered her thoughts on Justin Bieber’s racially charged videos which show a young Justin repeatedly using the N-word.
Whoopi chalked it up to Beiber being both young and Canadian — saying that she believes he’s since learned the N-word is off limits.
“You know, Canadian words — I’m going to say the word so get ready to beep me. N—-r doesn’t mean anything in Canada.”
Co-host Sherri Shepherd responded by asking, “what does it mean in Canada? Groceries?”
“Black Canadians and black Americans are two separate groups of people,” Goldberg elaborated. “And how do I know this? Well, I did a movie last year, in Canada. And a young, wonderful Canadian woman wrote it, and I’m reading it and I’m thinking, ‘We would never say a thing like this,'” said Goldberg.
“So I went to the director and I said, ‘what is this?’ And he said, ‘oh, she lives here.’ And I said, ‘so she doesn’t know anything, she doesn’t get what we’re talking about. So we had to make adjustments, and that’s just the way it is.”
“I don’t mean to say Canadians have been throwing it around. I don’t think, that when they hear the songs everyone is playing, and every other word is n—-,” she said, getting back to Bieber. “What I’m saying is that, when you are 15 and you’re someplace where that’s not a word that you have associated with people of colour, they weren’t calling them that.”
After watching Whoopi’s discussion, Mike Tyson tweeted in support.
“I agree with you @whoopigoldberg. We all make mistakes and I believe @justinbieber is learning.”
How do you feel about Justin’s use of the N-word? Watch Whoopi discuss the situation below.
[via Huffington Post]