Whoopi Goldberg apologizes to New York Times

February 17th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actress Whoopi Goldberg has apologized for calling a report by New York Times “shoddy”.

On “The View” show on Wednesday Goldberg said that she apologizes for calling the report “shoddy”. What she didn’t however apologize for was her criticism of the newspaper to leave her name and some other famous black Hollywood stars out of the report.

New York Times recently did a piece on the apparent lack of black stars on the list of the Oscar nominees. Goldberg was offended because the report failed to acknowledge her and actors like Cuba Gooding Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr. She subsequently referred to the piece as “shoddy reporting”.

On Wednesday The View Goldberg said that, “I said that I felt the reporting was shoddy and for that I’m going to apologize – ok? I personally found the article really confusing, and as I said, I was also quite hurt that Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett Jr., and myself were not included in this expose about black Hollywood. But for saying it was shoddy reporting, I apologize, New York Times.”

After her apology, she added that she would rather call the report “confusing” rather than “shoddy.” It was not clear why decided to apologize for the earlier comments.

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