Whoopi Goldberg Goes off on Fellow 'The View' Host Over 'Hollywood Elite' Term but Displays Elitism as She Does It

Whoopi Goldberg Goes off on Fellow 'The View' Host Over 'Hollywood Elite' Term but Displays Elitism as She Does It
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Actress and “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg really doesn’t like the term “Hollywood Elite” but she sure does like to embody it.

During Thursday’s episode of “The View,” Goldberg got into an argument with co-host Tara Setmayer, as the latter expressed her disgust over the actors and actresses who gave Will Smith a standing ovation after he physically assaulted Chris Rock over a small joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Setmayer was accurately detailing one of the reasons the rest of America considers Hollywood a cesspool of hypocrisy, seeing as how celebrities get up on stage and preach to everyone else and then engage in some of the worst behaviors themselves. Smith was one such shining moment.

It was during this rant that Setmayer used the term “Hollywood elite,” which proceeded to set Goldberg off.

“I’m sorry, as one of those people I got to stop you,” said Goldberg.

Goldberg proceeded to make excuses for her fellow celebrities, attempting to pass off that they only gave Smith a standing ovation because they were caught up in the moment and didn’t have time to process what they were doing before they did it. It was an excuse that Setmayer wasn’t buying.

Goldberg got to her real point, however, and that was stopping the usage of the term “Hollywood elite.”

“I just want to stop with this ‘elite’ stuff because, you know, a lot of us work for a living. We work. We collect a check. We got families. We try to do the same thing, the good stuff that everybody else tries to do. And it really pisses me off when people start to talk about people who work in Hollywood, not just actors, but all the other folks,” Goldberg said.

“So, please, when you’re talking about actors, be specific. If you’re pissed off about somebody or how they act, don’t put it on all of us because that’s like saying all Black people like chicken,” she added.

Behar attempted to join Whoopi’s side in agreement, but Setmayer made it clear that to “average Americans” this is a perfect example of their arguments for Hollywood’s elitism.

And Setmayer is right.

The bubble celebrities live in is thick and tight, resulting in bizarre stances and opinions that seem very disconnected from reality or, at the very least, disconnected from the average American. We are preached to by people who seem to have no clue about what average life is like, about how our thoughts and/or voting habits are terrible. We’re constantly looked down on by these people — despite the fact that they have no moral high ground to stand on. They tell us we’re irresponsible with the climate, while flying around in private jets. They tell us we shouldn’t be able to own our guns, while hiring privately armed security for themselves.

Hollywood is rife with sexual assault, pedophilia, radical leftism, and stupid takes on any given subject. Goldberg, for instance, is one such example of elitism as just this last January, Goldberg claimed that the Holocaust wasn’t about race and effectively labeled it white on white violence. This bizarre and heinous take resulted in a two-week suspension for Goldberg who was reportedly livid over the punishment and began making threats to quit the show.

Early last month, Stephen Colbert said that paying extra for gas was worth it for a clean conscience. A shallow and disconnected take to have considering Colbert, a man worth $75 million, won’t feel the same sting at the pump that someone who works two jobs to keep a roof over their kids’ heads would. What makes it worse is that Colbert was only laying down that kind of disconnected elitist talk in order to run defense for a failing Biden administration that had put America into an energy crisis in the first place.

Angry over Joe Manchin holding up Democrat legislation, Bette Midler painted West Virginians as “poor” and “illiterate.” She then issued a quick apology that few people actually believed.

In 2016, celebrities wore gun control bracelets from the Brady Campaign in an effort to use their influence to convince Americans that they should support Democrat-backed anti-gun legislation. This was while they attended an Oscars with increased armed security.

Goldberg described herself as one of those celebrities, and she’s correct. She’s just as elitist as everyone else in her industry, and even by making excuses for their behavior, she’s demonstrating just how out of touch she is.

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