Whoopi Goldberg Doesn’t Seem To Buy All Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Car Chase Story
Though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s spokesperson described the recent New York paparazzi pursuit of them (along with Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland) as a “nearly catastrophic” two-hour long, sometimes 80 mph car chase; the NYPD only called it “challenging,” Mayor Eric Adams said a chase of any length is very dangerous though he found it “hard to believe” it lasted two hours; and photo agency, Backgrid, said the trio was seemingly in “no immediate danger” from their paps but will be investigating further. But, we’ve finally gotten to hear from the most essential voice on any issue: Whoopi Goldberg, of course. On The View yesterday, she shed doubt on Harry and Meghan’s account of the situation, basically saying that her on-air fart smells and backtracking apologies after she farts out an offensive take travel faster than a car can in NYC traffic.
According to Us Weekly, Whoopi implied that the statement the couple’s rep released might’ve exaggerated the severity of the situation since the Manhattan streets wouldn’t allow for such speed and weaving around.
“Their spokesperson called it a near catastrophic car chase. Others said it wasn’t bad, but I think people in New York know if it was possible to have car chases in New York, we’d all make it to the theater on time,” Goldberg, 67, joked during the Thursday, May 18, episode of The View.
She also suggested this would’ve been more believable if they said it happened while in LA.
The EGOT winner then cast further doubt on the rep’s characterization of the incident, which took place on Tuesday, May 16, in New York City. “I think their spokesperson referenced something that you generally would reference in Los Angeles. That’s where you have chases, that’s where you can move at high speeds,” she said. “I think they were dealing with aggressive paparazzi, but I don’t think it was where, you know, you’re watching on TV … just watching the cars go … because it just doesn’t work in New York.”
Joy Behar agreed with Whoopi, though Sunny Hostin was more sympathetic to Harry and Meghan in light of Princess Diana‘s deadly car chase.
Fellow panelist Joy Behar agreed with the sentiment, chiming in, “Sometimes I’m in the city and I hear an ambulance trying to get through and I think, ‘That person is dead.’”
Sunny Hostin, meanwhile, pushed back at her costars downplaying the severity of the event. “No one ever claimed that there was a high-speed chase and I think when we think about chases, we think about high-speed chases…”
“If they felt scared, I will grant them that. … When you look at a situation like this, where his mother died of a catastrophic car chase and he knows that and [Meghan] knows that, I wouldn’t wanna be in a situation where e-bikes and Sedans are sort of following me aggressively around the city,” Hostin, 54, said.
Here’s the whole segment:
Others, like Megyn Kelly (pause for instinctual vomit), who said, “they’re exaggerating because they like being in the public eye and let’s face it, he’s been trying to make her into Diana from the moment they started dating,” weren’t on board either.
And though Harry and Meghan “...hereby demand that Backgrid immediately provide us with copies of all photos, videos, and/or films taken last night by the freelance photographers after the couple left their event and over the next several hours,” Backgrid basically said “come back with a fucking warrant or monarchy,” so we might never know the true magnitude of what happened. via TMZ:
Backgrid’s lawyer has rejected the Sussex’s demand, saying in a letter … “In America, as I’m sure you know, property belongs to the owner of it: Third parties cannot just demand it be given to them, as perhaps Kings can do. Perhaps you should sit down with your client and advise them that his English rules of royal prerogative to demand that the citizenry hand over their property to the Crown were rejected by this country long ago. We stand by our founding fathers.”
Whoopi, Megyn, and Backgrid all definitely woke up to Edible Arrangements today, signed “Keep up the great work! Love, C&C and W&K!”
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