Whoopi Goldberg was incensed about the criticism that "Clueless" star Stacey Dash received after endorsing Mitt Romney.
Dash was met with backlash after endorsing Romney on Twitter. One person tweeted at her, "You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing Mitt Romney. You’re voting against yourself thrice, you poor beautiful idiot."
On Wednesday's "The View," Goldberg said that the responses were "vicious" and "horrible." She defended Dash's right to have her own opinion.
Goldberg grew more agitated as she continued. "She's entitled — and she's a nice girl... this isn't someone who went out and killed somebody. What the hell you people sending her crap like this for?!"
Barbara Walters said that the backlash against Dash was racially-motivated. "The reason she is being attacked is because she is black and the feeling is black people should not be voting for Romney," she remarked.
Goldberg disagreed. After some cross talk, she quietly interjected, "Barbara."
"Whoopi," Walters responded.
"She is being attacked because she has a different view from other people," Goldberg argued. "And I think you don't like somebody's views, that's okay, but to hand somebody death threats because — it's the same thing with Bristol Palin -- what the hell! What's wrong with us that this is what we do?!"
She compared it to her own experience after she once said that she could consider supporting Romney (she has since changed her mind, which she made clear in a Twitter rant after Romney's leaked comments about her and "The View").
"I got my behind handed to me when Mr. Romney was here... when I thought he was more the guy I thought was interesting," Goldberg recalled. "You would've thought I pooped on the front lawn of the White House." Below, watch the full exchange.
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