Whoopi Goldberg, an actress and talk show presenter, has been criticized for her controversial remarks about conservatives hit by recent cyclones in the southern United States.
On “The View,” she ridiculed those who just lost their houses and incomes, implying their misfortune was due to their refusal to acknowledge climate change.
Goldberg made the remarks during a segment of the program in which she and her co-hosts addressed the recent disasters that devastated sections of Kentucky, Arkansas, and Tennessee, leaving many homeless.
Whoopi Goldberg mocked tornado victims for some doubting climate change. This is yet another example of her liberal hate for anyone who doesn’t believe the why they do. It is attitudes like hers that prevent the left and right coming together. One day she’ll regret her hatred.
— Just-A-Guy (@conserv_mil) April 6, 2023
As the conversation turned to potential causes of the extreme storms, Goldberg argued that residents of the afflicted areas who oppose climate change policies were partially to blame.
“Do you know what’s fascinating? There hasn’t been much denial of climate change from those who are experiencing it firsthand,” Goldberg said. “So, perhaps it is time for a few people to listen to the experts and take steps to deal with this crisis.”
Whoopi laughs about GOP voters changing their minds on climate change because their homes got destroyed.
"You haven't heard them… Now, they are like 'Yeah, I think My house just got blown down for the fourth or fifth time.'"
Even faux-conservative Alyssa Farah Griffin laughed pic.twitter.com/dzFTI8df5u
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 6, 2023
Social media reacted swiftly to Goldberg’s remarks, with many blaming her for a lack of compassion and for using a catastrophic event to advance a political agenda. Some called it cruel to make fun of those affected by the tornadoes, regardless of their political beliefs.
Additionally, conservatives criticized Goldberg’s remarks, contending they were incorrect and unjust. Many stressed the reasons for tornadoes are complicated, not completely understood, and it is unproductive to blame individuals for natural disasters.
Not Scientifically Correct
Goldberg has not yet reacted to the criticism, but her remarks reignited the debate over global warming and its connection to extreme weather events.
While there is a widespread scientific opinion that global warming is causing more extreme weather events, there is still a dispute over how to address the problem and whether specific policies are successful or necessary.
As groups impacted by recent tornadoes begin the process of reconstruction, it is likely that the debate over the effects of climate change on severe weather will continue, with both parties seeking solutions to prevent future catastrophes.This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.