"Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran is issuing a mea culpa after tossing a joke at Whoopi Goldberg that many perceived to be fat shaming.
On Thursday, a few of the "Shark Tank" stars appeared on "The View" and the topic of jeans came up. Whoopi soon asked if the jeans would fit her "COVID butt," with the panel and Sharks all laughingly agreeing they would.
Barbara then focused her attention on Whoopi, chiming in, "And when you get finished with those jeans and decide you don't like them, give them to me — I'm going to make two pairs."
Whoopi seemed taken aback and the panel got quite uncomfortable. Ana Navarro, though, backed her co-host while dissing Barbara's fashion sense.
After this played out, several media outlets reported on the awkward exchange, prompting an apology from the real estate tycoon.
"I just came back from 'The View' and saw my old friend, Whoopi. As you know she has a phenomenal sense of humor, and I've known Whoopi for years," Barbara said in a Twitter video. "I made a joke at Whoopi's expense, which I now realized wasn't funny. For anyone who I may have offended unintentionally, I just want to say I really am very sorry."
In her caption, Barbara added, "Love ya Whoopi."