Whoopi Goldberg applauded a cheeky audience member who called her an “old hag” on live television Wednesday.
The 67-year-old co-host of the long-running ABC talk show. the view replied: ‘Did you just call me ‘old lady’? Yes.’
The longtime Hollywood figure continued: “She was like, ‘Old old,’ and I was like, ‘Hey, it’s Wednesday, I’m an old, and I’m happy about it!”‘
Trading sass: Whoopi Goldberg applauded a cheeky audience member who called her a ‘broad old lady’ on live TV on Wednesday
The confrontation erupted at the top of the show when all five hosts – Goldberg, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar and Alyssa Farah Griffin – took their seats.
The camera then panned to two masked audience members, focusing on one wearing a dark fur hat and glasses.
Hostin chimed in to point out that being an old person is better than being a deceased person.
“The alternative is not attractive to any of us,” Goldberg added. ‘We all want to be old and old guys, you know?’
Response: The camera panned to the audience member as Goldberg pointed out, ‘I’m an old lady and I’m happy about it!’
Whoopi wore a limited-edition DAP GAP green and navy checkered zip-up sweatshirt from the brand’s collaboration with Dapper Dan.
She added form-fitting dark pants and a pair of cool white sneakers as she appeared on the television screens of millions.
Her dark, braided hair was parted down the center and rested on her chest in a long bob.
Mouthy: The 67-year-old co-host of ABC’s long-running talk show The View responded: ‘Did you just call me ‘old lady’? Yes’
Earlier this month, Whoopi, who is set to appear on screen for a third iteration of the Sister Act franchise after 30 years, urged her former co-star Dame Maggie Smith to reprise her role as well.
The actress and TV personality admitted that she “just can’t do it” with anyone other than Maggie taking on the role of Mother Superior while discussing the new film.
Speaking with Loose Women’s Judi Love, Whoopi was asked about plans for the third installment, which Disney+ confirmed in 2020.
She explained: ‘You know, one of the things I want to make sure I do while I’m here is… I want Maggie Smith to know that I have the role of Mother Superior for you (Maggie).
‘Cause I just can’t do it with anyone but you. So if you need me to come here (to England) and shoot and do what we have to do, we’ll do what you want us to do, but we don’t want to do it without you.’
It’s not the first time Whoopi, whose real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson, has reached out to her former co-star, as she pleaded for the same thing while appearing on The One Show last year.
‘We’ll do whatever you want us to’: Whoopi Goldberg urged Dame Maggie Smith to take part in a Sister Act 3, revealing she ‘just can’t do it’ with anyone else in the role