Whoopi Goldberg takes on the liberal use of "allegedly" when discussing the facts of the Ahmaud Arbery murder case.
During Tuesday's episode of The View, Goldberg introduced the topic of the upcoming case against Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael and William Bryan for the 2020 murder of Arbery, an unarmed Black jogger, in broad daylight in Glynn County, GA. Arbery was chased by his assailants before being shot.
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While reading the teleprompter, Goldberg read "allegedly" in relation to the case, and then stopped herself.
"Not, allegedly, we saw them do it!" she said. "They chased him down and then they shot and killed him! Not allegedly--I'm not saying it." Co-host Sunny Hostin agreed with Goldberg's choice, saying "Thank you" repeatedly amid the audience clapping.
You can watch the clip below:
Twitter loved the moment as well, with one commenter writing, “WHOOPI IS A QUEEN!!! She refused to use the word ‘allegedly’ as she was reading the teleprompter. We know Ahmaud Arbery was hunted down by these men. It is NOT allegedly. We all saw it.” Another wrote, “Whoopi Goldberg keeping it real. Just one more reason to love her. Preach Whoopi!!!”
“Good for Whoopi,” wrote another. “They are guilty of murder. Not allegedly. They murdered [A]hmaud [A]rbery in cold blood for being [B]lack while jogging in a neighborhood. It doesn’t get any clearer than that. Thank you Whoopi for speaking the truth.”
Whoopi Goldberg keeping it real. Just one more reason to love her. Preach Whoopi!!! https://t.co/Tghca1eMvC
— Qween DP 👠 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@Elviraofoz) November 16, 2021
Good for Whoopi. They are guilty of murder. Not allegedly. They murdered ahmaud arbery in cold blood for being black while jogging in a neighborhood. It doesn’t get any clearer than that. Thank you Whoopi for speaking the truth.
— Daneille Blanson (@BlansonDaneill2) November 17, 2021
Thankfully, this seemed like one time that the panel was in agreement.
The View is known for its fiery debates and arguments, particularly when it comes to politics. From Meghan McCain to Michelle Tafoya to Jedediah Bila, The View has been combatting extreme conservative talking points including past co-hosts and guests’ statements about critical race theory, the COVID-19 vaccine mandate and more.