Whoopi Goldberg Stands Up For Malia Obama’s Name Change

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Whoopi Goldberg is speaking up in support of Malia Obama’s recent name change. The eldest daughter decided to drop her famous last name after the debut of her short film “The Heart.”

During a recent episode of “The View,” all of the women gave their opinions about the change, however, it was Goldberg who was in support of it. “She knows she’s an Obama. Why do you care?” Goldberg said. “Why do you care what she calls herself? If she wanted to call herself Jeanette McDonald, she has the right to. If I can be Whoopi Goldberg, she can be whoever the hell she wants to be.”

The award-winning actress, who was born Caryn Elaine Johnson, spoke about when she decided to change her name in a 2014 interview. She explained that it was a combination of her family surname and her constantly passing gas.

“I’m a farter. And so we had a small theater in San Diego called the San Diego Rep,” she said. “And if you had to let it go, you have to let it go. And people would say, ‘You’re like a whoopee cushion.”

Alyssa Farah, Whoopi’s co-star, also agreed that it’s okay for Malia to change her name since she is doing something outside of politics. “If she was running for congress in Illinois and was like, ‘I’m running as Malia Ann,’ I’d be like, ‘That’s too cute by a half. You’re obviously an Obama following Obama’s footsteps,’” Farah said. “But she’s doing her own thing.”

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