LATEST: GHOST star Whoopi Goldberg has defended her choice to attack
American President George W Bush, which led to her being dropped as a
spokesperson for diet aid company SLIM-FAST.
Bosses at Slim-Fast dropped the OSCAR-winning star from their ad campaign,
after admitting they were "disappointed" in her remarks at last Thursday's
(08JUL04) $7.5 million (GBP4.1 million) star-studded fundraiser for
presidential hopeful JOHN
KERRY at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Goldberg caused offence at the event, when, according to the NEW YORK
POST, "She fired off a stream of vulgar sexual wordplays on Bush's name in a
riff about female genitalia."
But an unrepentant Goldberg hits back in a written statement, "Just
because I'm no longer in those (commercial) spots, it doesn't mean I will stop
talking. While I can appreciate what the Slim-Fast people need to do in order
to protect their
business, I must also do what I need to do as an artist, as a writer and as an
American - not to mention as a comic.
"I only wish that the Republican re-election committee would spend as much
time working on the economy as they seem to be spending trying to harm my