A discussion of Herman Cain‘s/Rick Perry‘s n-word moment on “The View” today turned into an n-word moment of its own.
As she recapped the news, Whoopi Goldberg used the full version of the word.
Then, Barbara Walters repeated it in context — and Sherri Shepherd was immediately incensed.
“I didn’t like the way you said it,” said Shepherd. “I don’t know if it’s a semantics thing… but something just goes through my body. When you say it, it’s a different connotation.”
When Walters protested, Shepherd shrugged it off: “I could never explain the way I feel.”
But Walters kept going back to it — and Shepherd kept hitting back.
(By the way, all of this makes for some great setup for Cain’s appearance on the show tomorrow.)
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