Whoopi Goldberg Defends ‘Blazing Saddles’ Against Claims of Racism
Whoopi Goldberg doesn’t have time for critics who think “Blazing Saddles” is racist.“The View” co-host defended Mel Brooks’ 1974 satirical Western film against modern social media claims that the film is problematic.
“Blazing Saddles” stars Cleavon Little as a railroad worker who is hired to as the first Black sheriff of a frontier town about to be demolished to make way for a new railroad.
Gene Wilder plays his gunslinging pal, with director Brooks also starring.“It deals with racism by coming at it right, straight, out front, making you think and laugh about it, because, listen, it’s not just racism, it’s all the -isms, he hits all the -isms,” Goldberg said of Brooks’ film (via Entertainment Weekly).
“‘Blazing Saddles,’ because it’s a great comedy, would still go over today.”The “Ghost” Oscar winner continued, “There are a lot of comedies that are not good, Ok?
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