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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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Whoa @6 you went a little too far with that one. Find a better don't want that fight.

2571 days ago

aimee norwood    

Great Whoopi,
We can't blame our parents for our behavior anymore, but we can blame our culture for our bad decisions?!!! Face it, he made some really bad choices, there are consequences!!!

2571 days ago


Nooo she didnt - I am glad that you were able to see the show for yourself. Many others believe every single thing they read on the entertainment websites. Does anyone realize how much of a stretch a lot of theses stories are. Get up, get out and see for yourself. Stop living through the media.

2571 days ago

truthfully yours    

Whoopie is a racist, pure and simple. If a Vick were a white man, she would be on his case bigtime. This isn't a racial issue!!!!! This is a right and wrong, decency issue.

2571 days ago


another one standing up for one of their own.

2571 days ago


There is NO EXCUSE for the torture of animals!! It is a SICK, PERVERTED act!!!
I thought Ms. Goldberg was the WRONG choice for that position before her ignornant I'm sure of it!!
Throw the book at Vick!!

2571 days ago

Concerned person    

Go Whoopi! Rosie wasn't a bad person on the view. She was just outspoken. Whoopi and Rosie are two different people who are intelligent. If the "View" co-hosts can't take the heat, they should get out of the kitchen. Everyone is entitled to their own point of view, even some of you!

2571 days ago

Just wasted my time    

Anyone, of whatever culture, who puts a living creature through such cruelty is a person to be abhored. The only reason animals should endure pain at the hands of humans, is at slaughter for food (even this is unacceptable to vegetarians, vegans et al)

Shame on you Whoopi

2571 days ago


Unfortunately, there are more important things in life other than Michael Vick and dog fighting. i.e. young soldiers in Iraq getting killed, Hurricane Katrina Victims, human crime victims. Where's the Damn Humane Society for human beings......let's focus on real meaningful things in life.

2571 days ago

Hop Off    

She has a right to her opinion! Not everyone is obsessed with the notion that Michael Vick is Satan or remotely impressed by the double standards employd. You people make all the excuses in the world for hunting other animals.

2571 days ago


Great point, Tay, LMFAO!

2571 days ago

Kid Dyn-O-Mite    

Hello, that's why the show is called "The View".

2571 days ago


well said #9. No excuse. I mean, seriously, people.

2571 days ago


cultural upbringing? What a stupid excuse. I have been born and raised in the south, with a family who is openly racist and doesn't make any excuses for it. Still I know that it's wrong and I have chosen not to act in the way I was taught. There is NO WAY I can be convinced that Michael Vick didn't know that what he was doing was wrong. He simply thought he wouldn't be caught.

2571 days ago


I think he left his "culture" behind him when he moved into a multi-million dollar mansion.

2571 days ago
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