Whoopi Goldberg said that some women in entertainment have slept with powerful men to get ahead and be successful.
It’s something she talked about in Leeds, England over the weekend amid the #MeToo movement and countless women telling their story of being victimized.
“Now there’s some things my mother always said to me that I knew were true,” said Whoopi. “It’s like if some guy said to me ‘We’re gonna have a meeting up in my hotel room,’ you don’t f–king go. And if you do, cop to it. Say ‘That’s right, I went up there and had sex with that ugly-ass man, so I could get an Oscar and a Tony.’ Am I talking about myself? No. We have to teach young women better.”
Through the month of October, the actress, talk show host and comedian has been in the UK performing her one woman show “Whoopi Goldberg Live,” where she’s also been making the promotional rounds.
During her stop at “The Graham Norton Show,” the 62-year-old talked about getting older and how she feels bad whenever she finds a younger man attractive. Whoopi also admitted that giving the fellas a gander or two is something she enjoys doing, hence the guilt.
“At a certain age, you can’t look (at) a man without thinking ‘Too young, too young,” she explained. “And I feel bad because I like to ogle.”