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Whoopi Goldberg Shocks Co-Host with Abrupt Interrogation, But ‘You Can’t Say That!’

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Though there are fewer and fewer taboos in the media today, there does still remain one general rule particularly when speaking to a woman and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg ran seriously afoul of it on Thursday.

Even in 2023, you just don’t ask a woman if she’s pregnant. You don’t generally do that in public, and you seriously wouldn’t want to do it on air in front of a shrinking, but still nationwide audience. But on Thursday, co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin was clearly blindsided when Goldberg, 67, asked “Are you pregnant?”

Griffin quickly answered, “No!”

As reported by The Western Journal, the 34-year-old laughed and gasped “Oh my God!” adding, “You can’t say that when my mother-in-law is here, who’s been dying for me to get pregnant!”

Co-host Joy Behar seemed shocked asked Goldberg, “Why would you say that?”

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“Why, do I look pregnant?” the visibly stunned Griffin asked.

When the studio audience reacted with shock and gales of laughter Goldberg responded, “Yes…I just got a vibe. I’m so sorry.”

The question came about, curiously, during a segment about Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) who announced his intention to not seek reelection in 2024 and commenting on what she’s sees as a shift in the GOP claiming “the rot has always been there,” according to Mediaite.

Griffin continued that she is “not blessed to be pregnant yet” but said that she is “very open to being pregnant soon.” Asked again if she was not pregnant she answered, “I’m pretty sure.”

“Forgive me…I see a glow,” Goldberg added in a conciliatory nature.

Griffin appeared to handle the social faux pas with grace, adding, “I’m giving credit to my makeup artist for making my face look like it was glowing.” Seeming to cover for Goldberg, she added that the comedienne-turned-actress often thinks out loud and that she took the comment of her “glowing” as a compliment.

“She’s so sweet. At the break, she was like apologizing to me and giving me the heart sign,” Western Journal reported.

Explain America reported in early September that Goldberg was notably absent from the Season premiere of The View due to a recurrence of COVID-19 that left the MRNA vaccinated and repeatedly boosted actress quite ill.

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She tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the show’s resumption in January after the holiday break. Behar suggested that in spite of her contraction of the coronavirus again past MRNA treatments have been effective on her.

“Since [Goldberg’s] vaxxed and boosted, her symptoms are fortunately very, very mild,” she claimed.

The report of the co-host’s illness directly on the heels of similar reports on First Lady Jill Biden’s recurrence of the illness did not escape the notice of many commentators.

Collin Rugg of Trending Politics suggested via X, “They’re prepping you for ‘the need for mail in ballots’ in 2024. ‘As you can see Whoopi is not here… she has COVID! Yes! It’s back… it’s back!’ It’s happening again.”

Independent journalist Eric Spracklen observed, “Anyone else find it fascinating that COVID seems to only target these well known and double/triple vaccinated individuals like Jill Biden and Whoopi Goldberg? Who’s it going after next, Obama?”

“But she’s on the mend. She’s on the tail-end and she’ll probably be back this week, but sorry she’s not here for those of you who were looking forward to seeing her.”

According to Fox News, this is the third time the repeatedly boosted and ‘vaccinated’ Academy Award-winning actress has suffered from COVID-19 having previously contracted it in November 2022 as well as January of that same year. the outlet noted that when Goldberg first contracted the virus after her MRNA vaccination she expressed shock. However, so-called “breakthrough” cases have become increasingly common over the last two years, increasing concerns over the vaccination’s efficacy. Proponents of the treatment continue to claim that it is effective in preventing more severe outcomes, hospitalizations, and deaths.

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