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Who Is the Latest Michael Vick Defender??

9/4/2007 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You'll never guess who the latest person is to jump into the Michael Vick defense fray!!


It's Whoopi!

On her first day as "The View's" moderator, Goldberg made a big splash -- more like a big splat --playing apologist for confessed dogfighting kingpin Michael Vick's canine torturing, explaining that dogfighting was "part of his cultural upbringing."

Much to the obvious dismay of "View"-mates Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Goldberg suggested that Vick might not have known that he was doing a viciously horrific thing with his dogfighting ring. "You know, from his background, this is not an unusual thing for where he comes from," said the redundant Whoopi.

Not content to perpetuate stereotypes about Southerners and dogfighting, Goldberg also likened Vick and his outrage to the Chinese and eating cats. "People would not like it if we ate kitty," she said.
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dugh    

Great a new rosie

2552 days ago
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No she didn't......    

First! And I saw it, no she was not defending him. She was pointing out that she was surprised that no one mentions that this (horrible) stuff does go on and its apart of his cultural up bringing.

2552 days ago
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kiki    

what a low life.As if The VIEW couldnt get worse

2552 days ago
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Dixie in Myrtle Beach    

I am from the South and am 65 years old, and this is not a cultural thing...I have never seen a dog fight and do not know of anyone who has.

2552 days ago
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happyone    

Who REALLY eats "KITTY" , Whoopi?

2552 days ago
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MJ    

This excuse doesn't fly - regardless, of his "cultural "background, he was engaging in illegal activity.

2552 days ago
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jimsfca    

This is a surprise? She's only trying to boost ratings

2552 days ago
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LMP1221    

I am from where Vick is from and this is not "normal" I'm not sure where in the hell Whoopie is from but if that is a normal cultural upbringing than she is from a sick place~!!!!

2552 days ago
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Matthew    

Thats whoopie? Oh great I though I was watching the new tracey chapman video.

2552 days ago
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Bri    

She was not making excuses for him...she was bring up other viewpoints..

2552 days ago
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cathy    

Welcome to the View Rosie...oops...Whoopi! I bet BaBa WaWA is having a heart attack as we speak!!

2552 days ago
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Shell    

His cultural upbringing? Please! So we southerners are too stupid to know better?!? We think it's okay to drown dogs? Or hang them?
Wow, that's just dumb.
Whoopi needs to think before she speaks.

2552 days ago
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anthonysdreamgirl**    

The "culture" excuse is good until you're about 5...Then you know what's right and wrong.

2552 days ago
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John Grieme    

Please remember that Whoopi Goldberg's cultural background makes her say these things. She's a idiot, that's just the way she was brought up.

2552 days ago
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THIS IS CRAZY!    

If he didn't know it was wrong, why on EARTH would he think they were all hiding this??? As for Whoopi, she should go hand with Al Sharpton.... Rosie--- what a waste of space. (A lot of space) Aren't they all though???

2552 days ago
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