Whoopi Goldberg Slammed for Tweet About 'Massacred' Palestinians

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Whoopi Goldberg Slammed for Tweet About 'Massacred' Palestinians

Whoopi Goldberg is the latest celebrity to come under fire for a tweet related to the conflict in Gaza.

On Tuesday, the comedian retweeted this message on Twitter: “Whoopi can you please RT that the men, women & children in Gaza, Palestine have been getting Massacred for the past week.”

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It didn’t take long for the Goldberg pile-on to begin, as numbers of followers accussed her of ignoring the destruction that was also occurring in Israel.

“That's what happens when they are used as human shields,” one man tweeted in response.  “What about the last 1400 years of Israeli deaths?” another wrote.

Goldberg responded by asking for more information on the conflict, which began last week.

question,who started THIS round of fighting between Palestinians & Israel Everyone wants a retweet about their side. Someone explain plse.

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) November 20, 2012

The co-host of The View later took issue with coverage of her tweets by the conservative leaning site Twitchy, which ran a story with the headline “Whoopi Goldberg retweets claim that Israel 'massacres' Palestinians, quickly backtracks.”

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Goldberg tweeted to the Twitchy Twitter account “so twitchy I'm curious, was this man incorrect? Did this not happen? See I u had said " I don't think that right" I'd believe.”

She went on to chastise the site, tweeting:

@twitchyteam u gave a crap about thisinstead actually had something to say. But that's not what u want. I maybe ignorant about what's

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) November 20, 2012

@twitchyteam happening and I am always interested in hearing opinions. But you are offering nothing and so for me u have become unimportant.

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) November 20, 2012

Gonna b really clear, I'm NOT going to stop having an opinion cos someone somewhere is not gonna like it. I will continue 2 retweet those

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) November 20, 2012

Things which I find interesting or want folks 2 know about. This need to make people confirm 2 1 side or the other is not 4 me, SO if u have

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) November 20, 2012

Something constructive to teach me or tell me I'm open. Otherwise ur really just more noise 2 me. So I'm going to eat now..Twitter out4 now

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) November 20, 2012

Writing about the conflict in Gaza has gotten other notable tweeters in trouble as well. Rupert Murdoch recently apologized for claiming over Twitter that the “Jewish-owned press" was being “anti-Israel.” Kim Kardashian received death threats last week for tweeting that she was praying for people in Israel. 

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