Whoopi Goldberg, known for her candid and sometimes controversial remarks on “The View,” sparked an uncomfortable moment on the show when she unexpectedly asked former White House staffer Alyssa Farah if she was pregnant during a live broadcast.
During a live episode of “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg surprised former White House staffer Alyssa Farah with a question about her pregnancy. The unexpected inquiry left Alyssa visibly taken aback, and she swiftly denied being pregnant. Whoopi’s response of “Yes” to the question “Do I look pregnant??” added to the discomfort of the moment.
An Unexpected Turn
The incident occurred on Thursday while Whoopi was engaged in a discussion on an unrelated topic. Without warning, she shifted the conversation and directed the question at Alyssa. The unexpected query caught Alyssa off guard, as she quickly denied being pregnant. It is worth noting that Alyssa has been married to Justin Griffin since 2021.
Alyssa, seemingly surprised by the question, mentioned that her mother-in-law was in the audience, making the timing even more awkward. Seeking reassurance, she asked Whoopi, “Do I look pregnant??” To Alyssa’s discomfort, Whoopi responded with a simple, “Yes.”
Interpreting the Question
While Whoopi claims that her intent was more related to a perceived glow or radiance she saw in Alyssa, she does not provide further clarification on whether she was referring to a physical bump. Nonetheless, Whoopi humbly requests forgiveness for her somewhat reckless call-out.
This is not the first time Whoopi has faced backlash for her comments on the show. Last year, she was suspended after making controversial statements about the Holocaust, suggesting that it wasn’t about race. Despite doubling down on her views months later, she eventually apologized for her remarks. “The View” has recently resumed airing amid the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strike, which has also affected other programs such as “The Talk,” “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.”