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Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Whoopi Goldberg Tries to Hate on Viola Davis’s Emmy Win
Whoopi Goldberg Tries to Hate on Viola Davis's Emmy Win
Oct 13, 2015
In a recent interview with BET.com, Whoopi Goldberg responded to a question about Viola Davis's sweeping Emmy speech where she said, "The only thing that separates women of color from anybody else is opportunity." Viola Davis, who became the first black woman to win an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Emmy for How to Get Away With Murder, was of course talking about structural inequities in Hollywood. Goldberg, though, seems to have misinterpreted the speech, conflating "opportunity" with "winning an Emmy." "The truth of the matter is, is that there's been plenty of opportunity," said Goldberg, following in the footsteps of fellow The View co-host and part-time civil-rights leader Raven-Symoné. Read more ››