In a recent episode of "The View," co-host Whoopi Goldberg expressed strong disapproval of the Free Palestine protesters who disrupted President Joe Biden's speech in South Carolina. The incident, which occurred at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, a site of a tragic hate crime in 2017, sparked controversy.
Goldberg, voiced her dismay at the choice of venue for the protest. "Doing that at that church?" she questioned, referencing the church where white supremacist Dylann Roof murdered nine people. Goldberg emphasized the inappropriateness of protesting at such a somber and significant location, stating,
"I’m sorry, it was wrong. I’m sorry. People were murdered in that church."
While Goldberg acknowledged the protesters' rights and the validity of their cause, she criticized their timing and location.
"I get the protest. I understand it," she said. "But you need to read the room. That was the wrong room to go protesting. You can’t do that."
The incident, where protesters chanted "ceasefire now!" during Biden's remarks, has also been interpreted as indicative of the current state of Biden's campaign. Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin suggested that the protest reflects broader sentiments about the President's campaign.
Watch Whoopi Goldberg talk about the episode below: