Whoopi Goldberg thinks longtime friend Mel Gibson is not a racist – he’s just a “bonehead.”
Despite Gibson’s profanity-laced, racially charged tirade during a secretely taped phone conversation with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, Goldberg defended her friend on Monday’s episode of “The View.”
“I know Mel, and I know he’s not a racist,” she said. “I have had a long friendship with Mel. You can say he’s being a bonehead, but I can’t sit and say that he’s a racist having spent time with him in my house with my kids.”
Goldberg was quick to add, however, that she does not condone her pal’s actions.
“I don’t like what he’s done,” she said. “Make no mistake.”