Whoopi Goldberg insists she didnâ€™t fart on â€˜The Viewâ€™. The 59-year-old star appeared to let rip on the US talk show on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 during a â€˜Hot Topicsâ€™ debate in which singer, Ashanti was discussing whether or not she thinks people should get a flu jab but insists the audible noise that disrupted the debate was an unusual sound effect that she quickly made a joke about.
She said: â€˜There was a sound effect that we had never heard before. Iâ€™m thinking, â€˜Damn, thatâ€™s weird, what can I do?â€™ Oh, I know! Iâ€™m gonna pretend I let a little something go. As a joke.
â€˜Now, these folks are emailing people, running up on people saying, â€˜How do you feel about the fart that Whoopi did on â€˜The Viewâ€™?â€™ Itâ€™s a joke! â€˜I know you think that I donâ€™t [make jokes] any more, I do, I make funnies.
I donâ€™t fart on air for real!â€™ Whoopi was previously reported to have done the same while sitting on a sofa with â€˜Homelandâ€™ star Claire Danes and fellow host Joy Behar in 2011 and though her co-star appeared offended by a putrid pong, the actress insists that too was a joke.
On the show, she added: This is the second time Iâ€™ve covered something like this because sometimes I hear something and I think, â€˜Oh, we got to do something to get attention from it,â€™ and so I try to move it and thatâ€™s the fastest â€™cause the fart joke works [instantly] like that. â€˜So everybody relax, I didnâ€™t fart on air, it was a joke.â€™
The mysterious farting incident this week happened after a camera was firmly focused on Ashanti when a sudden explosion of air could be heard. Whoopi then sat in her seat looking sheepish and embarrassingly said: â€˜Excuse me! Oooh, oooh.â€™ The panel and studio audience erupted into a gale of laughter and Whoopi then stood up, put her hand in the air and said: â€˜Hold on for a minute.â€™…