"The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg slammed nan re-editing of classical books connected Monday and suggested putting disclaimers connected nan lit instead, adding, "this is really kids learn."
"Look, y’all sewage to extremity this. Just put a disclaimer that says, listen, this put was written astatine this clip aliases put retired nan original and what y’all person done. Because kids should person nan correct to publication really group thought truthful that they cognize really to make nan change," Goldberg said.
Puffin precocious altered books by Roald Dahl, who famously wrote "Matilda," "James and nan Giant Peach," and "Charlie and nan Chocolate Factory," to region connection they deemed offensive.
"You know, they tried to do this pinch Mark Twain arsenic good because they were truthful concerned nan n-word was successful nan book. Well that’s really they did it. That’s really it was. We don’t want group doing it coming and you don’t spot it arsenic much. That’s really group learn," Goldberg continued.
"The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg slams re-editing books connected Monday, Feb. 27, 2023. (Screenshot/ABC/TheView)
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Co-host Sara Haines agreed and said "art much than anything" needs to beryllium near unsocial erstwhile it comes to "stories being told."
"This will show group erstwhile they consciousness really uncomfortable reference a definite world," she said. "That effect tin beryllium greater than thing else. Leave it alone."
Co-host Ana Navarro said they were "overdoing it" by removing gender-specific words from nan Oompa Loompa characters successful "Charlie and nan Chocolate Factory."
"I mean nan Oompa Loompas are fiction, they're make believe," she said, adding that it "lends itself" to group connected nan correct who opportunity "this is what wokeism is each about."
Roald Dahl, nan writer of respective celebrated works, including Matilda, James and nan Giant Peach, and Charlie and nan Chocolate Factory. (Tony Evans, E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service)
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Navarro besides reiterated her interest that states were "editing retired Black history studies from AP courses."
"We went to spot ‘Piano Lesson,’ nan play by August Wilson. The n-word is utilized location for illustration each different sentence. And it should make america consciousness uncomfortable. But it is what it is, and it was what it was and we should not erase history," she added.
Co-host Sunny Hostin disagreed pinch her co-hosts and referenced nan caller edits made to the James Bond book series.
LONDON - APRIL 16: A woman looks astatine a postulation of Ian Fleming James Bond 007 books astatine nan 'For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming & James Bond Press View' astatine nan Imperial War Museum connected April 16, 2008 successful London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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"When you deliberation astir a book for illustration James Bond, and I’m a immense James Bond fan, successful his Live and Let Die book, successful that novel, he visits Harlem and uses nan n-word to picture almost each that Black personification he sees there. And successful my view, nan sensitivity of nan edits now opportunity ‘black man,’ ‘black woman,’ ‘black person.’ I admit that. You don’t person to telephone maine nan n-word for maine to understand my oppression. And I deliberation erstwhile personification who is oppressed tells you that, you should listen," she said.
Hanna Panreck is an subordinate editor astatine Fox News.