It sounds like Barbara Walters' use of the offensive 'n-word' caused some unpleasant chaos on Monday's episode of The View. Co-host Sherri Shepherd was insulted by her use of the word, and a heated discussion immediately ensued.
According to PerezHilton.com, it seems that the word has been used before on The View--mostly by Whoopi Goldberg, but Sherri Shepherd took offense to Walters' use of it, claiming the way she said it had a "different connotation."
Come on, people. This is 2011. Use of that word is typically only accepted (by some) in rap songs--and then only marginally. No TV hosts, guests, reporters, or anyone else for that matter should be using it.
Whoopi Goldberg made a very good point after Barbara Walters used the" n-word," saying it's important that people not forget about the word and the suffering that went along with it. Do you agree or disagree with Whoopi's opinion?
You can watch a video clip of Barbara Walters and her cohorts on The View here, and decide for yourself if she crossed the line--or if Sherri Shepherd was upset over nothing--as Babs insists.
How do you feel about use of the 'n-word?'
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