John Oliver Compares Whoopi Goldberg's Bill Cosby Defense to Backing Torture, Mel Gibson
Those are just some of the "surprising things" that Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight' showcased the 'View' co-host supporting.
John Oliver took a few minutes during this week's Last Week Tonight to take a shot at Whoopi Goldberg's continued defense of Bill Cosby on last week's The View, despite Cosby's newly released admission that he obtained drugs to give to women for sex.
In a segment titled, "Whoopi Goldberg Defends 10 Surprising Things," Last Week Tonight presented a compilation of clips of Goldberg (mostly from her many years on The View with a couple of other talk-show segments sprinkled in) speaking out about a variety of controversial topics, including Cosby.
On director Roman Polanski, who fled the country after pleading guilty to having sex with a minor, Goldberg was shown saying, "I don't believe it was rape rape." With respect to Mel Gibson, who admitted to making anti-semitic remarks when he was arrested for DUI in 2006, she said, "I know Mel and I know he's not a racist."'
She's also shown saying that Jesse James cheating on then-wife Sandra Bullock was "nobody's fault." On torture, Golberg said, "There are other countries that have done it and it has reaped quite the benefits for them."
The compilation also included a short segment from a Tonight Show appearance promoting her role in last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, in which she says, "They love pizza; I love pizza."
Other subjects defended by Goldberg include former Ravens running back Ray Rice, shown knocking out his then-fiancee in an elevator; Chris Brown, who has a history of violent behavior and pled guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna; moon-landing conspiracy theories and her own career goals.
Watch the segment here or here (if you're an HBO subscriber).