'The View': Whoopi Goldberg Lights Into Bill Maher Over Callousness About The Pandemic: 'How Dare You Be So Flippant?'
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'The View': Whoopi Goldberg Lights Into Bill Maher Over Callousness About The Pandemic: 'How Dare You Be So Flippant?'

Whoopi Goldberg gives Bill Maher a piece of her mind on Monday’s episode of The View.

During the episode, the hosts discussed Maher’s comments he made about the coronavirus on his show, Real Time with Bill Maher. On the show, Maher seemingly gave an anti-ethical stance to coronavirus protection, saying (according to Deadline), “I don’t want to live in your paranoid world anymore–your masked, paranoid world.”

Deadline also wrote how Maher told the outlet last week, “I’m over Covid. I was never scared of it. I was always scared of the reaction to it.” He also told Deadline that while he is for protecting those vulnerable to the illness, “it was mostly a disease of the very old, which every disease is a threat to, and people who have comorbidities, which mostly is due to lifestyle…Now I’m not saying they deserved to die. Don’t twist my words, please. I’m just saying that is a lifestyle, you know? so the fact that America, the medical establishment, never even attempted to get people to live a healthier lifestyle as a response to this pandemic is a giant scandal to me.”

Maher’s viewpoint hinges on an ableist notion that those getting sick could have prevented it with their lifestyle, but many who are at risk have chronic illnesses separate from their lifestyle, such as lupus, for example, or other illnesses that have compromised their immune systems.

1. Maher's opinion can also be seen as violently glib, in the vein of his usual self-righteous commentary.

Goldberg said in response to Maher, “How dare you be so flippant, man? That’s not really funny to people who have lost their kids or people who have lost family members or dear friends to this.”

“Listen, nobody on the planet really wants to go through this,” she continued. “This is not something we’re doing because it’s sexually gratifying. This is what we’re doing to protect our families. And you don’t have to do it, but stay away from everybody…I want to point out, there are little kids who can’t get vaccinated. Lots of people who cannot get vaccinated, so you’re playing Russian roulette with their lives.”

Goldberg and Maher have both suffered from Covid, but it appears only one of them recognizes the dangers of the illness and want to actively help others be aware.

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Goldberg said in response to Maher, “How dare you be so flippant, man? That’s not really funny to people who have lost their kids or people who have lost family members or dear friends to this.”

“Listen, nobody on the planet really wants to go through this,” she continued. “This is not something we’re doing because it’s sexually gratifying. This is what we’re doing to protect our families. And you don’t have to do it, but stay away from everybody…I want to point out, there are little kids who can’t get vaccinated. Lots of people who cannot get vaccinated, so you’re playing Russian roulette with their lives.”

Goldberg and Maher have both suffered from Covid, but it appears only one of them recognizes the dangers of the illness and want to actively help others be aware.

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