Whoopi Goldberg Confronts ‘The View’ Heckler Who Called Her An ‘Old Broad’ On Live TV: ‘I Am One & Happy About It’

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg Confronts ‘The View’ Heckler Who Called Her An ‘Old Broad’ On Live TV: ‘I Am One & Happy About It’


It looks like Whoopi Goldberg had to politely check a heckler during Wednesday’s (Jan. 18) episode of “The View.”

According to reports, at the top of the episode, “The View” moderator confronted a heckler who called her an “old broad” live on the air. While Whoopi Goldberg was taking her seat at the iconic table, someone from the audience shouted at her. She then asked the audience member,

“Did you just call me an old broad? Yeah?”

After the camera cut to the audience and showed a woman wearing a large fur hat and a mask, Whoopi continued,

“She said, ‘You old broad,’ and I was like, hey, it’s Wednesday, and I am an old broad, and happy about it.”

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Co-host Sunny Hostin reminded Goldberg that being an “old broad” is better than “the alternative.” Goldberg then responded,

“The alternative is not attractive to any of us. We all want to be old broads and old dudes, you know?”

According to reports, throughout the rest of the episode, “The View” cameras continued to cut to a shot of the woman who allegedly directed the insult at Goldberg.

With Goldberg being the lead moderator on The View, it’s hard to believe that at one point she considered walking away from her daytime gig. According to RadarOnline, actress Whoopi Goldberg contemplated walking away from her seat on “The View’s” panel after ABC suspended her without pay over her controversial Holocaust comments. The suspension reportedly caused her a lot of stress, in addition to a $192,000 financial loss.

As previously reported, in Feb of 2022, Whoopi Goldberg gave her take on race and the Holocaust, claiming,

“Holocaust isn’t about race. It’s not about race…It’s about man’s inhumanity to man.”

Although the EGOT winner, who apologized for her comments, considered leaving the show, she signed a four-year contract in September 2021, worth almost eight million dollars. Reportedly, she wasn’t willing to leave without her money!

The View” airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.

Authored by: Monique Nicole