Whoopi Goldberg said looters across the country “need to stop because” they are destroying “too many people’s dreams.”
“People are coming out and saying ‘you know what, this is enough,'” the 64-year-old co-host of “The View” shared in video she posted Wednesday on Instagram in response to the protests and riots following George Floyd’s death. “Enough is enough. Parents, moms and dads are walking with their kids, which is another reason why all you looters, you need to stop because you’ve destroyed too many people’s dreams around the country.” (RELATED: Joy Behar: Female Trump Voters Don’t Know The Difference Between A Predator And A Protector)
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“You have made it impossible for a lot of people to get back to their lives,” she added. “So, I want, please, you know I know I don’t mean shit, but I am just saying all you looters just know your grandmother, your mother’s mother, your brother’s sister, your cousin’s baby, can’t get their medication because you burned down the pharmacy. Or you burned down the bus stop.”(RELATED: Meghan McCain Blasts Trump At John McCain’s Funeral)
The “Ghost” star also said that there needs to be “better background checks on the people who want to become police officers. Because, you know, that’s a big job to hand somebody a gun.”
“So, I would rather know that their state of mind is good and force this idea of having to talk to somebody about it,” the comedian explained. “There’s nothing wrong with realizing you’re overwhelmed. I can’t imagine that cops on the frontline right now are not overwhelmed.”
“But they are talking to each other and they are talking to the demonstrators and they are saying the things that people need to hear,” she added. “You know, like ‘what happened, in Minnesota was unconscionable and we don’t want to be that to you.'”
Whoopi addressed the rioters who are engaging in destructive behavior while peaceful protests occur earlier in the week.
“If you burn everything down and tear everything down, we still have to come up with a solution to how to make sure we never have to watch another black man being murdered on television,” she said.