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Mel Gibson is a bonehead, not a racist: Whoopi Goldberg

New York: Mel Gibson’s longtime friend Whoopi Goldberg has said that the actor is not a racist, despite his racially charged rant during a leaked taped conversation.

"I know Mel, and I know he`s not a racist," the New York Daily News quoted her as telling "The View."

"I have had a long friendship with Mel. You can say he``s being a bonehead, but I can``t sit and say that he``s a racist having spent time with him in my house with my kids."

Goldberg was quick to add, however, that she does not condone her pal``s actions.

"I don`t like what he``s done. Make no mistake."

When asked if she thinks Gibson is anti-semitic, she replied, "I think he``s an a—hole.”

Goldberg also revealed that alcohol was to blame for Gibson`s actions during his 2006 DUI arrest in which the actor made anti-semitic remarks to a police officer.

"Drunks say stupid stuff to people all the time ... because they`re drunk, they``re out of control, they``re not thinking, they`re idiotic," Goldberg added.

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