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Whoopi Goldberg trumps mean girls at fashion week

The Daily Catch - J-P Mauro - published on 02/16/17

When Tiffany Trump was ostracized at the Philip Plein fashion show, Whoopi Goldberg took great offense. Absolutely flabbergasted that people are bringing their politics to the runway, she did what viewers may not have expected. She went to bat on behalf of a young woman being treated shabbily, and showed kindness, commonsense and what we might even call mercy :

Tiffany Trump was left sitting alone after several magazine editors moved so they wouldn’t have to be near President Donald Trump‘s daughter. Some even tweeted that they had changed seats, with former Wall Street Journal columnist Christina Binkley posting photos of the 23-year-old with empty seats beside her. The snub became the subject of conversation on Wednesday’s episode of The View, where Goldberg defended the University of Pennsylvania graduate and offered to sit next to her at future shows. “You know what, Tiffany, I’m supposed to go to a couple more shows. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m coming to sit with you,” the outspoken actress, 61, said. “Because nobody’s talking politics. You’re looking at fashion! She doesn’t want to talk about her dad! She’s looking at the fashion!”

Good on Whoopi Goldberg. Tiffany Trump, btw, tweeted out a glad acceptance of Whoopi’s company.

We need to re-learn and remember that politics shouldn’t be permitted to get in the way of our seeing each other as human people with feelings, and fears. Everyone could use some camaraderie, and maybe discovering a shared interest in something like fashion can help people see each other as more than simple “ideological enemies.” Besides, no one looks smart (or secure), when they’re acting like the mean kids in the middle school cafeteria, declaring who has “cooties” while playing to the cool kids table. That’s just pathetic. Nice to see Goldberg is a grown up.

Comes a point, after the clock is punched, where we should be able to take a civil walk together.

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