“I made a joke at Whoopi’s expense, which I notice now wasn’t humorous,” Corcoran, 72, mentioned in a video apology posted to Twitter Thursday. “For anybody who I could have offended unintentionally, I simply wished to say I actually am very sorry.”
Earlier within the day, Corcoran appeared on the speak present alongside co-hosts Goldberg, Ana Navarro, Sunny Hostin and “Shark Tank” judges Mark Cuban and Daymond John. The group mentioned the present’s historic addition of Emma Grede, who co-founded the Good American denim model in 2016 with Khloe Kardashian, as the primary Black feminine visitor on “Shark Tank.”
“They’re nice denims. They are surely for everyone,” Navarro mentioned of the size-inclusive denim line.
Goldberg mentioned she has to “attempt them,” earlier than joking about whether or not they would “match this COVID (butt)?”
“Sure, they’ll!” Hostin assured Goldberg. “They match this COVID (butt),” Navarro chimed in.
Then Corcoran took a dig at Goldberg: “Once you get completed with these denims and resolve you do not like them, give them to me — I am going to make two pairs.”
Goldberg, 65, did not chortle and appeared stunned.
Corcoran confronted prompt social media backlash for her “impolite” feedback to Goldberg. Many Twitter customers described the remarks as “fats shaming.”
“That remark was uncalled for! So impolite,” @Ladydc1993 wrote on Twitter.
YouTube chef Jerry James Stone wrote, “Means to fats disgrace Whoopi straight up on TV… rattling.”
In her video apology, Corcoran mentioned she’s “recognized Whoopi for years” and identified her “phenomenal humorousness,” however famous she took issues too far. “Love ya Whoopi,” she added.
Different social media customers identified Goldberg’s well being points, making Corcoran’s quip much more egregious. Person @BeckyBeShopping mentioned Corcoran’s “remark was inappropriate and made me unhappy for Whoopi. She has sciatica, a really painful situation, that makes shifting and strolling excruciating… It got here throughout ‘imply lady’ from somebody WAY sufficiently old to know higher!”
In June, Goldberg took a week-long leave from “The View” whereas coping with sciatica. The Mayo Clinic defines sciatica as a “ache that radiates alongside the trail of the sciatic nerve,” which travels from the decrease again by means of the hips and down the legs.
“It was like a foul boyfriend who got here again to mess with me,” Goldberg mentioned on the time. “There I used to be, making an attempt to transfer my leg – not possible to do. It was actually horrible, however I am glad to be right here.”
In 2019, Goldberg was additionally absent from “The View” for a number of weeks after she was hospitalized with pneumonia and sepsis, which she mentioned introduced her “very, very shut to leaving the Earth.”
“Excellent news: I did not,” she mentioned in a video update in March 2019. “I’m up and shifting round, not as quick as I might like to be. However I’m OK, not useless.”
Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff