Neil Patrick Harris Reveals That Whoopi Made Disturbing Sexual Advances When He Was a Teen
With all the recent focus on the #MeToo movement and the sexual assault allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the behavior of the panelists on ABC’s “The View” might seem odd. Hypocritical, even.
During a guest appearance on the show Wednesday, actor Neil Patrick Harris revealed something disturbing that “View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said to him years before, when he was a teenager.
Harris, who is gay, was talking about his husband and their 8-year-old twins, their love of Halloween and creative annual family photos. Goldberg’s seemingly unrelated laughter caught his attention.
When asked about it, she noted that she remembered Harris “at that age.” It was then that he revealed that the first movie he ever worked on was with Goldberg — and dropped a bomb.
“You know, I did my first movie ever with Whoopi Goldberg, a movie called ‘Clara’s Heart.’ And we worked together on that,” Harris said. “She told me — I was, what, 15, 16 years old — she told me on my last day of shooting that in 10 years’ time she was going to have sex with me.”
The panel and many in the audience laughed at this. Goldberg didn’t deny it or apologize.
“I might have,” she said.
Again, the panel and many in the audience just laughed. Goldberg then went on to say, “He had many questions as a kid, so I said, ‘Listen, wait 10 years, and I’ll take you through it.’
“In those days, you could actually have some fun like that. You can’t do that now. People get very upset now.”
However, no one present seemed to get upset about it.
Harris also said he was “not offended” by what Goldberg had done. And the panel moved on, as if nothing had happened.
In light of the left’s outrage over uncorroborated allegations against Kavanaugh, it seems highly hypocritical that a grown woman making sexual advances on a teenager was brushed off as a joke.
Goldberg and others on the show bashed Kavanaugh throughout the confirmation process. She also joined in with other celebrities to protest his nomination.
Massive #CANCELKAVANAUGH protest being planned for Thursday in Washington, D.C. https://t.co/5O9peINeG4
— Urban Hollywood 411 (@UrbHollywood411) October 3, 2018
Notably, this isn’t the first time Goldberg has made controversial comments about sex with children. In 2009, she defended director Roman Polanski, who drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl. That wasn’t “rape rape,” Goldberg said on “The View.”
She also took up for former President Bill Clinton, who has a long history of sexual assault and harassment allegations made against him.
With regard to Goldberg’s comments to a teenage Harris, unlike the panel and audience of “The View,” many other Americans didn’t find it funny.
She was already a star, felt powerful, felt entitled, knew he wouldn’t tell and no one would believe him if he did. Same mentality as all the other predators. Didn’t take it as far (as far as we know). Still, her ability to comment credibility on #metoo issues is shot to hell.
— RJBlues (@SheMyRider) October 12, 2018
Sooo Neil Patrick Harris outted @WhoopiGoldberg on how she told him at the age of 15 she was gonna have sex with him 10 years later? Whoopi’s fell almost fell off lol. Not conversations for a grown woman and a 15 year old boy to have. #theview
— Yari (@Shawtypeepgame) October 10, 2018
Did anyone see Whoopi on The View today? She was reminiscing w/ Neil P Harris about a movie they did when he was just a little boy w/ lots of “questions” about growing up. So Whoop told him she would have sex with him in a few years & teach him everything! Free pass for Whoop?
— Rebecca Bauman (@RebeccaBauman4) October 10, 2018
Still, Goldberg has faced no consequences for her disturbing comments.
It seems there are two sets of standards in the United States, and they are politically based. In one set, hypocrisy certainly seems to reign supreme.
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