WHOOPI Goldberg has blasted “SHAME on you” and nearly cursed in an angry rant.
The View star whom many fans want to be fired for her on-air blunders let loose over a leaked video.
During Wednesday’s episode of The View, Whoopi, 66, addressed the actions of the Austin American-Statesman for leaking a never-before-seen video of the tragic Ulvade Texas shooting.
The daytime talk show host started by admitting, “This story really really…makes me insane”.
She proceeds, informing her audience that a Texas newspaper had recently released a video of “Uvalde police officers standing down for 77-minutes as the shooter shot 19 students and two teachers.”
Whoopi revealed that “many parents of victims are outraged [that] this was released but the paper is defending their decision.”
Then speaking to the audience present, the viewers watching at home, and the Statesman, Whoopi makes known that she “finds it indefensible.”
The TV personality then addresses the Austin American-Statesman directly.
“You forgot that attached to all those sounds are people’s children and you did not have to do this.”
She continues, “They were going to see this video on Sunday, you did not have to release this.”
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With her anger and disgust boiling over, Whoopi states “I think it’s appalling and you should be ashamed of yourselves.
For being thoughtless about the parents who have to relive this every day because it’s on television.”
Audience applause fills the studio as the commentator readies her final remarks on the subject.
Whoopi then voices: “I don’t know if you guys over at that newspaper have kids but shame on you.”
She imitates spitting and again repeats, “Shame on you.”
‘CAN STILL HEAR THE SHOOTING’
Later in the segment, co-host Alyssa Farrah Griffin shared her opinion as to why she thinks it’s important that the video was released with Whoopi providing a response to that as well.
Alyssa starts by stating that she “thinks this outlet had an obligation to make every attempt to reach the family to say they were publishing it sooner.”
The co-host then explains that she believes “justice does come from seeing these things”
“I don’t know that the social justice movement…that came to such a strength in the summer of 2020 would’ve if we see that heartbreaking endless footage of George Floyd.”
Whoopi interrupts, “I’ve watched police officers take lives on video…I’ve seen it [but] this is children.
We know how many kids, we know they were in there…we knew [the police] didn’t do anything, we knew they didn’t run in there, we knew they were bull–“
Whoopi stops herself from cursing on-air before continuing, “…that they were not telling the truth.”
“All that I appreciate but to leak this without telling the parents, without giving them the opportunity to re-steel themselves…these are real people, these are real children that died.”
An exasperated Whoopi finishes by stating, “You can still hear the shooting.”
A SCENE OF HORROR
The footage was initially viewed by Austin American-Statesman and KVUE‘s Tony Plohetski.
Plohetski, an award-winning investigative journalist, said one security camera placed at the end of a hallway inside the school captured “the horror and devastating law enforcement mistakes.”
The American-Statesman reporter said that the suspect could be seen wearing all black with a backpack as he calmly walks into the back entrance of the school with an AR-15.
Last month, shocking images emerged showing armed Uvalde cops waiting outside classrooms in Robb Elementary School for 46 minutes.
The photos, first published by Texas Tribune, show police standing in a line behind shields while holding their weapons.
According to the outlet, the police pictured in the hallway of Robb Elementary School wanted to get inside classrooms 111 and 112 as quickly as possible.
They were pictured at the end of a hallway, alongside the blue-and-green school walls at 12.04pm on May 24, 2022.
It wasn’t until 12.52pm when border patrol agents entered the classrooms and killed the gunman.
The Texas Tribune wrote: “Most of the video from inside the school is captured by a wide-angle camera positioned inside the school building’s northwest entrance, the same one the gunman used.
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Additional footage near the school showed Ramos approaching the building with what sounded like gunfire going off in the background.
The video was shared on social media as concerned parents raced to the school searching for their children.