Rachel Bilson Speaks Out After Whoopi Goldberg Criticized Her View of Men with Minimal Sexual Partners

Rachel Bilson Speaks Out After Whoopi Goldberg's Criticized Her View on Romantic Partner's Sexual History: 'I Don't Want to Sound Judgemental"
Rachel Bilson (left) at a screening throughout SCAD TVFEST 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia and Whoopi Goldberg (proper) at an occasion for the Tribeca Pageant in June 2023.Photograph:

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Rachel Bilson is clearing the air about Whoopi Goldberg‘s critique of her feedback.

The O.C. star, 42, opened up in regards to the backlash she acquired from The View co-host, 67, after commenting on males who’ve a restricted sexual historical past throughout her Broad Concepts with Rachel Bilson podcast.

“I need to say that I have been a fan of Whoopi’s for a really very long time, so once I noticed the tagline that she criticized one thing I stated, I after all was involved,” Bilson advised Leisure Weekly on Thursday.

“We make it a really secure open place to debate something, and we have been simply speaking,” she continued to the outlet. “I’ve the facility to edit our podcast, and I selected to maintain the dialog as an entire in, as a result of quite a lot of the time in life, you say one thing, and possibly you have got a minute and also you mirror on it.”

“The purpose I get throughout is that it would not matter, and possibly prior to now I might’ve checked out it [judgmentally], however I would not do this anymore,” she advised EW. “I made it clear that I do not need to sound judgmental, it was necessary that that time get throughout, not what I stated initially.”

Rachel Bilson attends the “Accused” press junket during 2023 SCAD TVfest at Four Seasons Atlanta on February 09, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia
Rachel Bilson attends SCAD TVfest occasion at 4 Seasons Atlanta on February 09, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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On Broad Concepts, which aired on Monday, Bilson spoke about questioning males who had a restricted variety of sexual companions of their 40s.

“That is going to sound so judgmental, but when a dude’s, like, in his 40s and he is, like, slept with, like, 4 ladies,” she stated, referring to how that is perhaps an odd high quality. “But it surely all relies upon. Possibly he is been in, like, decade[-long] relationships. Completely respectable.”

On Thursday’s episode of The View, Goldberg commented on Bilson’s statements, saying, “I am sorry, I feel it is very odd that you just’re involved that he is had sexual companions — any sexual companions. Why is it what you are promoting?”

“Hear, males, historically, have been taught to have many sexual companions,” the Ghost star continued. “That is the way it was. Males may go and do no matter they wished to do, and ladies weren’t speculated to. Now that has been shifting, and younger ladies have been bitching about, you understand, ‘Why are you telling me what I ought to be [doing?]’ Now, it is occurring, and also you’re mad. I do not perceive.”

In her dialog with EW, Bilson clarified, “It was a flippant remark that I used to be simply speaking with mates, after which I retracted it, as a result of even speaking about it now, I am like, I do not truly imagine that. That is why I feel it is necessary to face up for it and make clear.”

Whoopi Goldberg on The View
Whoopi Goldberg on The View.

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This is not the primary time that Bilson’s feedback on her podcast have gotten her into hassle.

In Might, she claimed she misplaced an performing job for “talking candidly and brazenly about intercourse in a humorous means,” referring to when she detailed her bed room preferences on an episode of the Girls on High podcast.

On the time, Bilson joked that she wished to be “f—ing manhandled” and shared that she most well-liked the missionary place. She later admitted she was “baffled” by the criticism.

“To start with, I stated it in a joking method within the interview, like, ‘Yeah, I wanna get f—ing get manhandled,'” she defined on Broad Concepts. “Principally, it is like, ‘Okay, give management or take management within the bed room,’ no matter.”

“A single mother, a girl, misplaced a job as a result of they have been being candid and sincere and the topic was intercourse,” the actress added. “I did not also have a likelihood to defend myself.”

The View airs weekdays on ABC (verify native listings).

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