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“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg argued against re-editing books to avoid offending people.
Liberals have been editing “offensive” language out of classic books, like “Matilda,” “James and the Giant Peach,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
“This is how kids learn,” she said. “Look, y’all got to stop this.”
“Just put a disclaimer that says, listen, this put was written at this time or put out the original and what y’all have done.”
“Because kids should have the right to read how people thought so that they know how to make the change,” Goldberg said.
“You know, they tried to do this with Mark Twain as well because they were so concerned the n-word was in the book. Well that’s how they did it.”
“That’s how it was. We don’t want people doing it today and you don’t see it as much. That’s how people learn,” Goldberg continued.
Co-host Sara Haines agreed with Goldberg.
“This will show people when they feel really uncomfortable reading a certain world,” she said. “That impact can be greater than anything else. Leave it alone.”
Co-host Ana Navarro said they were “overdoing it.”
“I mean the Oompa Loompas are fiction, they’re make believe,” she said.