“The View” took on the Rachel Dolezal controversy for the second day in a row on Tuesday, when supporter Whoopi Goldberg compared the embattled ex-NAACP Spokane, Washington, chapter boss to Caitlyn Jenner.
“I have to believe she feels the way she feels just like Caitlyn Jenner feels like she’s a woman,” Goldberg said. “I don’t feel she’s doing anything anyone else hasn’t done. If someone feels that they’re this, they have every right to pursue it.
“She’s been doing this for five or six years, I find it shocking that nobody knew this,” she added.
The moderator of the ABC daytime talker had previously stated her support on Monday, saying: “If she wants to be black, she can be black.”
“There’s nothing saying you have to be black to be the head of the NAACP — that’s what we’ve put on it,” Goldberg expressed during Tuesday’s Hot Topics segment, referring to society.
“I think it’d be better to be who you are … [than] to act like a fake black person,” fellow panelist Nicolle Wallace chimed in.
“She is straight-up orange,” guest co-host Michelle Collins quipped.
The panel is clearly still divided on the matter. Raven-Symone didn’t take a hard stance, admitting that this is a new one to her — and to the rest of us. But the show’s latest full-time employee did conclude, “This is not normal.”
Meanwhile, Goldberg, who comically reminded the audience that she herself is black, wished Dolezal luck: “It’s not the easiest road.”
Dolezal resigned from her NAACP post yesterday.