“There was a sign that said ******,” said Barbara Walters during a recent episode of “The View.”
Walters, host of the hit ABC show, used the “N-Word” on Monday’s ‘The View’ which caused a heated debate with co-host, Sherri Shepherd.
Walters first uttered the word during a discussion over Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. She was referring to a hunting camp Perry used by that name—ABC silenced the word during the airing.
After Walters explained how hard it is to use the word, “It’s very hard for me to say and we never say it here. The fact that I just said it gives me chills.”
Whoopi Goldberg was the first to use the word during the broadcast. “On a property that was named ******,” said Whoopi. She later added,”It’s so hard to know what to say now, so I just use the word.”
Shepherd clearly wasn’t bothered by Goldberg using the word but wasn’t happy with Walters.
“I didn’t like the way you said it,” Shepherd said to Walters.” I don’t know if it’s a semantics thing, but it’s something that goes through my body.”
Shepherd went on to explain that the two women said the word differently. “When I heard you say it, I felt fine, you said it a different way,” Shepherd explained to Whoopi which didn’t sit well with Walters. Walters than brought up race.
“It it because I’m white that I shouldn’t use the word,” asked Walters and added, “So no white person should use that word?”
Whoopi stopped the ladies short of a cat fight, “The point of the matter is, this was there, that was the name of the camp.”
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