Whoopi Goldberg Wears Folding Chair Necklace On ‘The View’ In Honor Of Montgomery Brawl

Whoopi Goldberg made her return to The View after having to miss the Season 27 premiere last week, and made sure to come back in a memorable fashion as always. On Monday (Sept. 11), the veteran entertainer arrived in good spirits and debuted her brand new accessory: a folding chair necklace in honor of the infamous Montgomery brawl.

While she was gone, Goldberg sent in a video about why she was unable to make it to the show last week. “In spite of everything you’ve heard. I am not at Burning Man, I am not still in Italy, I am not trying to change the outcome of the election, I just have Covid,” she stated in the clip.

Before revealing her new necklace, the Sister Act actress led with a disclaimer and a short recap of the incident. “I have to lead this off by saying we do not condone violence on this show… But there was a story that happened last month in Montgomery, Alabama,” she said. “227 passengers was trying to dock his boat in the spot he’s supposed to be in. The co-captain, who happened to be Black, went to confront this pontoon boat that was in the way… So a fight ensued and something happened that we have not seen.”

She then reached to show off her new pendant, which represents the now-famous metal folding chair that was used by a Black bystander to defend the Black dock worker. “If you’re my friend, you better swim to fight for me. People came out of nowhere. The memes are off the hook! I am wearing a folding chair,” the 67-year-old talent declared to the cheering studio audience. Watch the moment above as the crowd gives Goldberg a standing ovation.

Elsewhere in the same episode, the moderators take a moment to remember the victims of 9/11 and pay tribute to the heroic first responders. View the segment below.

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