The View’s Whoopi Goldberg announces new gig away from talk show and reveals she's 'proud' of fresh role

THE View star Whoopi Goldberg has taken to social media to share news about her latest gig.

Recently the EGOT- winner took to Instagram to share with fans that she was “proud” to be a celebrity judge at an awards ceremony.

The View anchor Whoopi Goldberg shared a special announcement on social media


The View anchor Whoopi Goldberg shared a special announcement on social mediaCredit: ABC
The 67-year-old revealed that she'd be a celebrity judge at the 2023 Audie Awards


The 67-year-old revealed that she’d be a celebrity judge at the 2023 Audie AwardsCredit: Getty

The legendary comedian shared a flyer with her image and accomplishments on it that promoted her upcoming hosting job on the pic.

The flyer explained that Whoopi would “serve as a special guest judge and appear virtually at the March 28 gala” for the 2023 Audie Awards.

The 67-year-old expressed much gratitude in her caption for being chosen to judge such a prestigious event.

“You know I love a good audiobook which is why I’m proud to be a presenter & a judge for The 2023 Audie Awards!,” The View host wrote.

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“Join me March 28th as we celebrate the very best in audiobooks. #audies2023 @audiobooks #loveaudiobooks #audiobooks #audiobookawards #narrators #voicetalent #booklovers #audiobookcommunity.”

Fans “congratulated” the ABC personality for scoring her latest gig and told her how much they “loved” her in her Instagram comment section.

“How exciting!!! The authors are lucky to have someone who will give their honest feedback,” one fan exclaimed.

Another added: “So proud of everything you’ve done.”

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Someone else raved: “So happy to hear that you are a judge. Yes, I loved audiobooks also.

“Especially when they are read by the author. Gives more of a personal touch to the book.

“Looking forward to hearing the results of the awards.”


While the children’s author had many fans who supported her hosting the Audie Awards in her comment section, a plethora of critics didn’t.

One person slammed: “I’ll be certain not to watch if you are involved.”

Another ranted: “I’m sorry but you should never be the judge of ANYTHING, after how you publicly treated the unjabbed!!!!”

A third shadily criticized: “Let’s hope it hasn’t got racial slurs or undertones carried on with another public apology.”

A fourth person raged: “My whole family loved you when I was a kid in the 90s and now I don’t know many people that do not hate you….

“Super sad how your legacy is being cemented in this whole agenda you have sunk yourself in.”


Last year Whoopi was suspended from The View for the controversial claims she made about the Holocaust.

Whoopi claimed that the Holocaust was “not about race,” despite the fact that six million Jewish people were murdered by the Nazis.

“Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments,” said ABC News President Kim Godwin in 2022.

“While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments.

“The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities.”

A source told The Daily Beast that Whoopi’s co-hosts Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, and Ana Navarro are “furious” with the network’s decision. 

None of the stars have made a public comment on the suspension, but Sunny Hostin retweeted a post that read: “ADL making it clear here that the org is accepting Whoopi Goldberg’s apology.”

The DailyMail reported, however, that some ABC staffers were “really upset and don’t understand why it took two days” for Whoopi to face consequences. 

Several other staffers called for Whoopi to be fired, allegedly. “These comments are absolutely abhorrent and outrageous and it’s time Disney and ABC grew a pair and fired her, the source said.

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Whoopi expressed regret for her words in an apology on Twitter. “My words upset so many people, which was never my intention,” she said. 

“I understand why now and for that, I am deeply, deeply grateful because the information I got was really helpful and helped me understand some different things.”

Whoopi expressed in her Instagram caption that she was 'proud' to judge


Whoopi expressed in her Instagram caption that she was ‘proud’ to judgeCredit: Twitter / Whoopi Goldberg
Many fans were 'proud' to see Whoopi hosting such a prestigious event


Many fans were ‘proud’ to see Whoopi hosting such a prestigious eventCredit: Getty
Other fans slammed Whoopi for accepting the role as a judge at the Audie Awards


Other fans slammed Whoopi for accepting the role as a judge at the Audie AwardsCredit: ABC

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