Goldberg stands by comments on Jay Z, Solange Knowles elevator fight:
'If you hit anybody, they have the right to hit you back'
View’ co-host took to Facebook to clarify her thoughts on a man hitting
a woman if she hits him first, explaining that she didn't say the
rapper should have done that.
Whoopi Goldberg is defending her view on Jay Z and Solange Knowles's infamous elevator fight.
"The View" co-host came under fire Tuesday after telling the show's
audience that the rapper, who did keep his hands to himself, could have
hit his sister-in-law back since she took the first swing.
"I think Solange was quite ready for him to do whatever he was going to
do. This is the thing: If anybody hits you, you have the right,"
Goldberg said on the May 13 show.
"I know that many people are raised in a different way, but if a woman hits you, to me, you have the right to hit her back."
Barbara Walters, who retired from television after over 50 years Friday, asked Goldberg if she thought it was right for a male to ever hit a female. "If I slap a man, he has every right to slap me back," she replied.
Goldberg took to her Facebook page later Thursday to clarify her take on the famous family's brawl with a video.
"Hey, I know everyone is freaking out like I said that they would when I
said if someone hits you, you have the right to hit them back. I didn't
say Jay Z should have hit Solange," she said.
"I said if you hit a man that man has the right to hit you back. That's what I said."
"I stand by that," she told her fans.
"If you hit anybody, they have the right to hit you back. This idea
that men aren't supposed to hit women, if you slap a man he has the
right to slap you back. Now, not everyone is going to agree and I'm okay
with that. But that's how I feel. That's why I don't slap anybody."
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