Comedian Sarah Silverman has said some pretty controversial stuff in the past, but her new comments might really take the cake!
On Wednesday, the “Wreck-It Ralph” voice actress was on “The View” to promote her new show, but it was really what she did with a toothbrush that became the main focus of the show.
Sarah Silverman & Her Boyfriend Share A Toothbrush
On Wednesday, the “Marry Me” actress revealed that she and her boyfriend, Rory Albanese, share a toothbrush. While it may not be that weird to some couples, host Sunny Hostin said that she was “befuddled” by the concept.
Sarah admitted that she’s never shared a toothbrush with anyone in the past, but she has “never not shared a toothbrush” with her new beau.
“Why is that so gross?” Sarah asked the panel. “We kiss each other where we pee.”
Joy Behar was quick to point out that “not everyone does that, either” while Sara Haines burst out in laughter.
Whoopi Goldberg, who looked both simultaneously confused and disgusted the entire discussion, finally put the matter to rest, saying, “Look, do what you want to do in your house.”
Before the show cut to a commercial break, Sarah said, “My body, my choice,” echoing Whoopi’s comments about the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion from last week that Whoopi had vehemently opposed.
Whoopi Goldberg Doubles Down On ‘My Body, My Choice’
Whoopi explained that the 1973 court decision to guarantee abortion “came about because people wanted people to have somewhere safe and somewhere clean. It has nothing to do about your religion. This is not a religious issue, this is a human issue.”
She insisted that getting an abortion is “not easy,” saying, “It’s a hard, awful decision that people make.”
Whoopi, now 66, confessed that she had an illegal abortion as a teenager and recalled how dangerous it was at the time before abortion became legal. In 1991, Goldberg wrote an essay for Angela Bonavoglia’s book “The Choices We Made,” as per the New York Post. In the essay, she described having an abortion at age 14, before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion.
“I talked to nobody. I panicked. I sat in hot baths,” Goldberg wrote at the time. “I drank these strange concoctions girls told me about — something like Johnny Walker Red with a little bit of Clorox, alcohol, baking soda (which probably saved my stomach), and some sort of cream. You mixed it all up. I got violently ill.”
“At that moment I was more afraid of having to explain to anybody what was wrong than of going to the park with a hanger, which is what I did,” she added.
“You got people telling me I gotta wear a mask, or don’t wear a mask, or do this,” Goldberg said. “Everybody wants to tell me what to do! This is my body!”
“My doctor, and myself, and my child —that’s who makes the decision,” she continued.
“Women, when they decide something is not right for them, they’re going to take it into their own hands,” she continued. “We got tired of tripping over [other] women in public bathrooms who were giving themselves abortions because there was nowhere safe, nowhere clean, nowhere to go.”
“If you don’t have the wherewithal to understand that, to start the conversation with, ‘I know how hard this must be for you.’ If you’re starting it by telling me I’m going to burn in h—, then you’re not looking out for me as a human being, whether I subscribe to your religion or not, and that is not OK,” she went on.
“My worry is that this is just the beginning,” Behar echoed. “Next they’ll go after gay marriage and maybe … Brown v. Board of Education. They already eroded our voting rights a little bit. So I see fascism down the line here.”
.@WhoopiGoldberg: “Getting an abortion is not easy. Making that decision is not easy. It’s not something people do lightly.”
“If you don’t have the wherewithal to understand that … then you’re not looking out for me as a human being … and that is not okay.” pic.twitter.com/u1DPPSp0Zm
— The View (@TheView) May 3, 2022
In 2021, The Guttmacher Institute, a New York-based pro-choice research organization, reported that 22 states already have anti-abortion laws pending, should Roe v. Wade be overturned. Those states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.