NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Whoopi Goldberg will no longer appear in ads for diet aid maker Slim-Fast following her lewd riff on President Bush's name at a fund-raiser last week. 

Republicans have expressed outrage over the fund-raiser for presumptive Democratic nominee John F. Kerry and his vice presidential running mate, John Edwards, in which entertainers lined up to skewer the president. The New York Post said of Goldberg's appearance at the event: 'Waving a bottle of wine, she fired off a stream of vulgar sexual wordplays on Bush's name in a riff about female genitalia.'

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Do you think Whoopi Goldberg should have been fired from her job as the Slim-Fast spokeswoman because of her remarks about President Bush?
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Whoopi Goldberg will no longer appear in ads for diet aid maker Slim-Fast following her lewd riff on President Bush`s name at a fund-raiser last week.

Republicans have expressed outrage over the fund-raiser for presumptive Democratic nominee John F. Kerry and his vice presidential running mate, John Edwards, in which entertainers lined up to skewer the president. The New York Post said of Goldberg`s appearance at the event: `Waving a bottle of wine, she fired off a stream of vulgar sexual wordplays on Bush`s name in a riff about female genitalia.`

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17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 7/25/04 - 10:56:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, what has Bush got to do with Slim-Fast? Well, maybe she should have been, I don't know.

All I'm saying is, it would be worse if she'd 'made remarks' about Slim-Fast.

17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 7/25/04 - 1:33:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, that is a bunch of crap. She was just speaking her mind and she is a comedian.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 7/25/04 - 1:36:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
She should be fired from Slim-Fast because she is not losing any of the big fat ass she has been parading around with for the last several years.

Also, it is not up to us do decide this, it is up to the people of Slim-Fast. I would not hire the useless bitch to endorse any product I was trying to sell, but that is just me. I hate Whoopie Goldberg.

17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/12/04 - 1:44:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
hell no! go Whoopie. George Bush sucks! Kerry 4 President 2004!
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/12/04 - 2:10:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah... vote to have your guns and cars taken away!
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/24/04 - 9:59:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
If she said bad things about Slim Fast, yes, but if she says bad things about anything else, no.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/11/04 - 4:36:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes and she should of been horse whipped. She got one of the dirtest mouths I know of.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/11/04 - 4:41:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
She deserved it because her remarks were very immature, people need to grow up. I think she got what was coming to her...Slimfast doesn't work anyway, who really still uses it to lose weight?
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/23/04 - 2:37:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Bush's regime has proven that freedom of speech is dead in this country.

Pathetic but true. This is not america anymore its nazi frigging germany. Bill of rights out the friggin window.

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/23/04 - 2:40:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't see the correlation.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/3/04 - 7:45:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
heraldtal, I knew this country was done long before Bush won...
Both our candidates this year sucked. Neither one was fit for our presidency, and I can't decide on the better evil because each one is worse than the other >_<
Ok, I'm done ranting now. Sorry. No, she shouldn't have been fired because she was exercising her right to free speech, but hell, no one cares about free speech anymore.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/3/04 - 7:51:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
This woman shouldn't even be on TV or in movies. She's an over-sized, talentless bag of crap. I'd love to know what the hell the the people at Slim Fast were thinking. Better yet, what the hell were they smoking? She still has that fat ass too. A lot of good the product did for her. Bring back Tommy Lasorda! Atleast he lost the weight.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/24/04 - 11:07:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
No I dont think its right at all I mean everyone is entitled to an opinion!!
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/24/04 - 11:54:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
I love this "freedom of speech" garbage. We all have freedom of speech, but I can't go in and call my female boss a c*nt, now can I? Freedom of speech only stretches so far, my friends. I have the freedom to swing my fists, but that freedom ends when my fist reaches your chin.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/10/05 - 4:33:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, since Slim-Fast's target audience is probably fat southern women, then yes. Freedom of speech only goes as far as the people who will buy a product based on it's spokesperson. Same deal with the Dixie Chicks.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/10/05 - 4:38:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
She shouldn't have, with freedom of speech and all, but Slim Fast has the right to do whatever they feel is necessary, and Whoopi wasn't impressing to the demographic.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/10/05 - 4:39:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
This isn't a free speech issue. Goldberg was a spokesperson for Slim Fast. She company hired her because people (in general) recognized and liked her. After her controversial 'speech' bashing the president, the company would risk losing customers if they continued to use her in their advertising. The choice to fire her was a business decision (most likely the correct one), not a violation of Goldberg's free speech rights.


17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/10/05 - 4:48:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Yes and she should of been horse whipped."

are you sure she shouldn't be executed for treason?

17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/10/05 - 4:50:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^^

Now, that's a bit over the top, don't you think?

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/6/05 - 11:46:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, that's ridiculous. Right-wingers seem to have a major witch hunt going on for anyone who doesn't bow down to Almighty Bush and his minions.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/8/05 - 1:06:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Whoopi rocks!
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/8/05 - 1:10:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Right-wingers seem to have a major witch hunt going on for anyone who doesn't bow down to Almighty Bush and his minions."
I didn't realize that the Slim-Fast company was a bunch of 'right-wingers'...
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/8/05 - 1:13:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Presumably, Goldberg signed a contract, agreeing to uphold a certain image as the spokesperson for the Slim-Fast company. If she failed to live up to the terms of that contract, the company was well within its rights to fire her.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/10/05 - 11:42:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only right-wingers would sell you chocolate shakes and then tell you you're getting thinner.

Okay, I'm just kidding. But I have to admit, I've earned more respect for Whoppi and less for Slimfast from this ordeal. If I ever gain weight and need to lose it, I won't be using them.

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/12/05 - 12:52:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
And Slim Fast has what to do with George W. Bush?



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