Whoopi Goldberg's Mother of a Gaffe: A Man Invented Mother's Day?
But don't tell Whoopi Goldberg that. [audio for download here]
"I feel like Mother's Day is a man's holiday. You know, because it was put together, a woman didn't put together Mother's Day. A woman put together several other holidays but Mother's Day was not one of them," the moderator of ABC's "The View" insisted on the May 8 program.
The faulty assertion came during a chat with Alyse Myers, author of "Who Do You Think You Are?", which chronicles her strained relationship with her mother.
After insisting that a man invented Mother's Day, Goldberg suggested that men typically have more pleasant relationships with their mothers than women do:
GOLDBERG: I think that guys have a different relationship to their parents, to their mothers. Men have a different relationship to their mothers than girls do.
MYERS: I totally agree. As a matter of fact, because of my lousy relationship with my mother, I was afraid to have a daughter. And I have a daughter, and thank God, I can't imagine-
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: Does she love you?
MYERS: She says she does.