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Sid Miller shares fake Whoopi Goldberg pic on Facebook, wants 'The View' canceled

Sid Miller shared a fake photo on Facebook of Whoopi Goldberg wearing a t-shirt depicting President Donald Trump shooting himself in the head (File photo: CBS Austin)

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller shared--and then deleted--a photo on Facebook of comedian, actress and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg wearing a t-shirt depicting President Donald Trump shooting himself in the head with the caption "Make America Great Again," and called for "The View" to be cancelled by ABC.

That picture, however, is a fake.

In the since-deleted post, Miller writes "While I in no way condone the highly inappropriate tweet sent by comedian Roseanne Barr, I call on ABC Television to maintain the same standards that they used in cancelling the Roseanne show and also cancel The View. It's hosts have made similarly outrageous comments about President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and others in their administration. If proven true, Whoopi Goldberg's wearing of a shirt depicting our President being shot in the head is grounds for immediate termination. At present, all I see is hypocrisy and double standards from ABC. As we say in the country 'what's good for the goose is good for the gander.'"

According to Snopes.com, the Photoshopped image of Goldberg in the offensive shirt first appeared in late May and early June of 2017, alongside calls for her to be fired from "The View."

In a video posted on the official YouTube channel for "The View," on April 18, 2017, Goldberg explained the doctored image came from a photo of her at the 2017 Women's March that followed President Trump's inauguration.

In the unaltered photograph of Goldberg, her shirt reads “And you thought I was a nasty woman before? Buckle up, buttercup.”

Goldberg goes on to say that despite her vocal opposition to Trump, she wouldn't ever wear a shirt like the one in the fake photo.

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