I’m not really a fan of The View. It has more drama that most soaps. Between this drama and the revolving door of hosts; however, I can’t help but hear about the
soap talk show in the news. Most of the time I just skip right over those headlines, but the news of Whoopi Goldberg’s first day has me outraged.
According to TV Squad, Whoopi chose her debut as host of the The View to take a stand defending Michael Vick of all things. Is that really what you’d want to be remembered for — defending a rich football player that gets his kicks allegedly by training dogs to fight and kill each other?
And her defense was a pretty poor one at that — he’s into dog fighting because of his “cultural upbringing.” Is that the best she could think of?
As a white woman, I’d never be able to pull off that excuse. My father is a bigot (I’m not proud of it, but it’s a fact I’ve long dealt with). If I should suddenly start spewing racist remarks — especially if I was someone famous — and then attributed it to my “cultural upbringing,” I’d have people screaming everywhere.
I’m sure no one would think of attributing Vick’s success on the football field to his “cultural upbringing.” That, I’m sure he did all himself.
I cannot stand when people blame “society” for their wrong doing. Grow up and take responsibility for your actions. You are only as good as who you make yourself.
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