Mon. Jul 15th, 2024
Whoopi Goldberg (L) and Ted Danson

Whoopi Goldberg by David Shankbone, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons; Ted Danson by photo by Alan Light, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

09 Trashy Breakups: Makin’ Whoopee | Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson

What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done? We think we’ve identified the dumbest thing Ted Danson ever did: roasting his then-girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg in blackface at the Friars Club in 1993. The scandal that followed may have ended their relationship.


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Inside Ted Danson and Whoopi Goldberg’s secret relationship (hellomagazine.com)

Whoopi Goldberg’s Controversial Affair With Ted Danson Cost Him $30 Million (cheatsheet.com)

Ted Danson once wore blackface to roast Whoopi Goldberg, and it’s striking to read the coverage of that now. (slate.com)

Racial Jokes Spur Apology From Friars (nytimes.com)

WHAT’S SO FUNNY? (washingtonpost.com)

CHRONICLE (nytimes.com)

Danson’s Racist ‘Humor’ Appalls Crowd at Roast | Roger Ebert (rogerebert.com)


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