Whoopi Goldberg, Charlamagne Tha God Disagree With White Mississippi News Anchor Being Off The Air After Saying ‘Fo Shizzle, My Nizzle’

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Whoopi Goldberg
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Whoopi Goldberg disagrees with the backlash after a white Mississippi meteorologist is off the air after saying, “fo shizzle, my nizzle.”

Her dismissal came after she quoted the Snoop Dogg lyric during a broadcast.

On Monday’s episode of The View, the host defended Barbie Bassett, a popular anchor and the first chief meteorologist for the NBC affiliate station WLBT.

The 67-year-old argued that “just because we’re on television, doesn’t mean we know everything.”

The post Whoopi Goldberg, Charlamagne Tha God Disagree With White Mississippi News Anchor Being Off The Air After Saying ‘Fo Shizzle, My Nizzle’ appeared first on Blavity.

She added that it is “hard to keep up” with the social rules regarding what is politically correct for a person to say or not say, “especially if you’re a person of a certain age.”

Bassett was a 23-year veteran of the station.

The comedian suggested there be “a book of stuff that nobody could ever say, ever, ever, ever. Include everything…the things that change, you can say this, but you can’t say that, but next week you might not be able to say this. It’s hard to keep up.”

She presented the idea that if someone slips up, they should be allowed to take responsibility, adding that she’s had to do so multiple times.

Goldberg completed her justification by stating that telling a person, “you’re out,” “means that you don’t want to hear what people have to say.”

Goldberg wasn’t the only star that didn’t agree with Bassett’s removal.

The Daily Mail shared a clip of Charlamagne Tha God voicing his opposition on an episode of The Breakfast Club with co-host DJ Envy.

He said, “She can’t say, ‘Fo shizzle, my nizzle? Oh, I guess because nizzle is a derivative of the N-word.”

Charlamagne also suggested that the misuse of the word could be chalked up to an age issue.

“She might not even know what nizzle means, yo!”

He continued. “Come on, we got to like, stop man. That’s not a reason to fire that woman. That’s the thing with hip-hop, man. Hip-hop is so big and mainstream that it’s just like, who can consume it and who can’t?”

Citing the same generational error as Goldberg, the radio host said, “Who can repeat slang and who can’t? She might be old. She probably has no idea nizzle is a derivative of the N-word.”

As Blavity previously reported, on March 8, Bassett was in the middle of a segment with fellow anchors discussing Snoop’s latest business venture.

Toward the end of the conversation, one of Bassett’s co-anchors commented that an off-camera team member would soon “have a Snoop Dogg tattoo on her shoulder.”

Bassett then followed up with the Snoop Dogg phrase,
“Fo shizzle, my nizzle.”

The phrase, popularized by the rapper, is considered a racial epithet for Black people.

WLBT hasn’t officially stated what happened to Bassett, who hasn’t been seen on TV since that moment. The longtime anchor’s bio has also been removed from the WLBT website.