Los Angeles - Whoopi Goldberg insists she didn't fart on The View.The 59-year-old star appeared to let rip on the US talk show last Wednesday during a Hot Topics debate in which singer Ashanti was discussing whether or not she thinks people should get a flu jab but insists the audible noise that disrupted the debate was an unusual sound effect that she quickly made a joke about.She said: ''There was a sound effect that we had never heard before. I'm thinking, 'Damn, that's weird, what can I do?' Oh, I know! I'm gonna pretend I let a little something go. As a joke.""Now, these folks are emailing people, running up on people saying, 'How do you feel about the fart that Whoopi did on The View?' It's a joke!""I know you think that I don't make jokes any more, I do, I make funnies. I don't fart on air for real!"The mysterious farting incident this week happened after a camera was firmly focused on Ashanti when a sudden explosion of air could be heard.Whoopi then sat in her seat looking sheepish and embarrassingly said: "Excuse me! Oooh, oooh."The panel and studio audience erupted into a gale of laughter and Whoopi then stood up, put her hand in the air and said: "Hold on for a minute." Rosie O'Donnell then walked around the desk and started to jokingly wave her hands up and down in a desperate attempt to rid the studio of Whoopi's whiffy wind. Whoopi then declared: "Oh, I feel so much better now!"Listen up for the funny moment at the 19 minute mark!Whoopi was previously reported to have broke wind while sitting on a sofa with Homeland star Claire Danes and fellow host Joy Behar in 2011 and though her co-star appeared offended by a putrid pong, the actress insists that too was a joke.On the show last Thursday , she added: "This is the second time I've covered something like this because sometimes I hear something and I think, 'Oh, we got to do something to get attention from it,' and so I try to move it and that's the fastest 'cause the fart joke works instantly like that.""So everybody relax, I didn't fart on air, it was a joke."
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