Whoopi Goldberg

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Slim-Fast diet drink company has dumped Whoopi Goldberg from its advertising because its executives were unhappy with her recent remarks mocking President Bush.

Goldberg participated at a recent Democratic fund-raiser at Radio City Music Hall in New York, joining performers such as John Mellencamp, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Newman, Meryl Streep, Jessica Lange and John Leguizamo.

At one point in a speech mocking the Bush administration, Goldberg used his surname as a sexual reference.

A statement from Slim Fast says, "We are disappointed by the manner in which Ms. Goldberg chose to express herself and sincerely regret that her recent remarks offended some of our consumers."

The event raised $7.5 million for the John Kerry-John Edwards presidential ticket. Both attended but neither commented about the jokes made by the celebrities toward Bush.


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