Wednesday 15 March 2023

Whoopi Blasts Mike Pence For Buttigieg ‘Maternity Leave’ Joke — Her Show Let Jane Fonda ‘Joke’ About Murdering Pro-Lifers

 Whoopi Goldberg complained Tuesday about a joke told by former Vice President Mike Pence about Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg — less than a week after her co-hosts laughed off a Jane Fonda “joke” about murdering pro-lifers.

Pence made the wisecrack at the annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, D.C., saying of Buttigieg, “He took two months ‘maternity’ leave whereupon thousands of travelers were stranded in airports, the air traffic system shut down, and airplanes nearly collided on our runways. Pete is the only person in human history to have a child and everyone else gets postpartum depression.”

The former vice president’s remarks prompted an immediate demand from the White House for an apology — to which Pence’s team replied, “Spare America the faux outrage” — and Goldberg picked up on that, claiming on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The View” that she was outraged.


Whoopi began by repeating the joke — prompting a smattering of laughter from the audience before she pointedly informed them the joke was not funny.

“Now, I will point out that this joke wasn’t funny when Tucker Carlson did it, it wasn’t funny when Lauren Boebert did it, it’s just not funny. It’s just not a funny joke,” she insisted, going on to claim that she was mostly outraged because Pence didn’t come up with a more original joke. “It was sloppy and very lazy.”

Goldberg was out the day that Jane Fonda joined “The View,” but her co-hosts had all laughed it off when the actress suggested “murder” as a viable next step if protests and rallies did not bring about a return to abortion on demand.

“We have experienced many decades now of having agency over our body, of being able to determine when and how many children to have,” Fonda said in response to the recent reversal of the landmark abortion case Roe v Wade. “We know what that feels like, we know what that’s done for our lives. We’re not going back; I don’t care what the laws are. We’re not going back.”

Joy Behar pressed Fonda a bit there, asking what she intended to do if marching and protesting were not enough to bring about change.

“I’ve thought of murder,” Fonda replied, glaring at Behar when she informed the audience it was a joke.


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