05/23/2013 01:15 pm ET Updated May 23, 2013

Whoopi Goldberg Gets Heated Over Sergio Garcia's Fried Chicken Joke To Tiger Woods (VIDEO)

Whoopi Goldberg got heated on Thursday's "The View" while debating whether Sergio Garcia should lose endorsement deals over his joke about fried chicken to Tiger Woods.

The feud between the rival golfers took an ugly turn on Tuesday when Garcia joked that he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open, and quipped, "We will serve fried chicken." He later apologized, saying that he felt "truly sorry."

"View" guest co-host Jillian Michaels came down on Garcia, saying the statement was "clearly racist" and that the golfer "should be kicked out of the sport."

Goldberg agreed that Garcia's remark was offensive, arguing that it would be "insulting" if someone joked to Garcia about "tacos." She also pointed out that Woods is Asian and black, which people would know if they did their "homework."

However, she also argued that Garcia should not have his endorsement deals taken away this time around. Goldberg recalled Fuzzy Zoeller, who made a similar remark about Woods in 1997.

"The bottom line is this, you can say to somebody, 'Listen, we get it. You didn't get it the first time. You didn't see when Fuzzy said it how much hell there was to pay. So if we hear it again, you're out, you're gone,'" she said. "And I tell you this, Jillian, because I've lost endorsements for something someone assumed I said, so I'm not big on snatching money away until we know all the facts."



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