Whoopi Goldberg: If You Wear Weave, Don’t Complain About Cultural Appropriation

Whoopi Goldberg: If You Wear Weave, Don't Complain About Cultural Appropriation

Whoopi Goldberg Talks Cultural Appropriation

Whoopi Goldberg is not a fan of folk over using the term “cultural appropriation.” [FYI: Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of the elements of one culture by members of another culture. Cultural appropriation is sometimes portrayed as harmful, framed as cultural misappropriation, and claimed to be a violation of the intellectual property rights of the originating culture.]

Whoopi Goldberg: If You Wear Weave, Don't Complain About Cultural Appropriation

On Thursday (April 6), The View co-hosts discussed the controversial Pepsi ad starring Kendall Jenner. The comedian and moderator was vocal about people using the term ‘cultural appropriation’ when discussing the ad. She says,

It’s just a crappy idea, it didn’t work. [But] this cultural appropriation stuff is really starting to make me crazy. If we’re gonna go with cultural appropriation, wear natural hair. If we’re wearing white lady hair, isn’t that appropriation as well?

She adds,

Listen, now, there are some things where you can say ‘Hey, you need to be more sensitive,’ but this ain’t one of them. This is a bad commercial, that didn’t work.

Meanwhile, Co-host Sunny Hostin criticized Kendall for not questioning how the ad may be received by the public. She states,

When you ave been in this business for 10 years and in 2015 she already got reprimanded because she wore cornrows, she already had a taste of controversy. I think she should have known better.


Here’s a clip of Whoopi’s comments.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams