The “O.C.” star caught wind of Goldberg’s comments on Thursday’s episode of “The View,” during which producers played a portion of Bilson’s “Broad Ideas” podcast where she commented that she would find a potential boyfriend’s lack of sexual experience “a little weird” if he was in his forties.
“I don’t understand. To me, if he’s happy with you and you’re having a good time, why are you bitching?” Goldberg asked on the talk show “Why is it your business? It’s not your business.”
Bilson replied in a conversation with Entertainment Weekly, “I want to say that I’ve been a fan of Whoopi’s for a very long time, so when I saw the tagline that she criticized something I said, I of course was concerned.”
She continued: “We make it a very safe open place to discuss anything, and we were just talking. I have the power to edit our podcast, and I chose to keep the conversation as a whole in, because a lot of the time in life, you say something, and maybe you have a minute and you reflect on it.”
Bilson later said on the same podcast that it wasn’t fair to judge a person’s sex life.
“The point I get across is that it doesn’t matter, and maybe in the past I would’ve looked at it [judgmentally], but I wouldn’t do that anymore,” she said. “I made it clear that I don’t want to sound judgmental, it was important that that point get across, not what I said initially.”
She concluded, “It was a flippant comment that I was just talking with friends, and then I retracted it, because even talking about it now, I’m like, I don’t actually believe that. That’s why I think it’s important to stand up for it and clarify.”