‘Shark Tank’ Star Apologizes for Body Shaming Whoopi Goldberg on ‘The View’

Whoopi Goldberg and Barbaran Corcoran have a tense exchange on The View. (Credit: ABC)

Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran says oops, her comments body shaming Whoopi Goldberg on The View were out of line.

Corcoran issued an apology Thursday, shortly after she cracked a joke about Goldberg’s figure while visiting the daytime talk show.

“For anyone I may have offended unintentionally, I just want to say I really am very sorry,” Corcoran said in a video she uploaded to Twitter.

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The apology followed a discussion on The View about  a “great” pair of jeans designed to fit a variety of body types.

“Well, I have to try them. Will they fit this COVID [butt]?” Goldberg asked. View co-host Ana Navarro assured her they would. “They fit this COVID [butt],” Navarro quipped.

“Just thought I would ask… OK, if they fit three, no, two COVID butts, we’ll be fine,” Goldberg replied. But Corcoran wasn’t so sure and reminded Goldberg she’s not a petite lady.

“When you get finished with those jeans, and decide you don’t like them, give them to me,” Corcoran said. “I’m gonna make two pairs.”

People in the studio audience groaned and Goldberg gave her a death stare. Shark Tank entrepreneur Mark Cuban was also seated at The View table and started laughing, but his colleague Daymond John looked like he wanted to cringe.

Navarro rushed to Goldberg’s defense by dissing Corcoran’s outfit.

“Let me just tell you something. Both Sara Haines and Jill Biden wore that dress already on TV,” she said, pointing to Corcoran’s dress.

The back-and-fourth on The View burned up social media, making the show a trending topic on Twitter throughout the day.

After sparking anger, Corcoran said in her apology video she realized her joke fell flat.

“I just came back from The View and saw my old friend, Whoopi. As you well know, she has a phenomenal sense of humor and I’ve known Whoopi for years,” she explained. “I made a joke at Whoopi’s expense, which I now realize wasn’t funny.”