During an appearance on The View, Neil Patrick Harris reminded co-host Whoopi Goldberg about an awkward comment from 30 years ago.
You see a lot of high-profile situations where much older men date young women - Leonardo DiCaprio comes to mind, as do many other names. While you don't often see the situation reversed, it definitely happens, as do inappropriate comments and aggressions where women are the perpetrators. On an appearance on The View last year, Neil Patrick Harris pointed out that co-host Whoopi Goldberg had once told him she'd have sex with him in ten years - when he was 15 years old. The awkward exchange happened as Harris was talking about his 9-year-old children and their birthday party that year, and Goldberg giggled, explaining, "I'm laughing because I remember you at that age." Harris then went on to recall that he had worked with Goldberg in his first movie ever, Clara's Heart, in 1988. "You know, I did my first movie ever with Whoopi Goldberg — a movie called Clara's Heart. And we worked together on that," Harris explained. "And she told me — I was 15, 16 years old — she told me on my last day of shooting that in 10 years time she was going to have sex with me."
Okay then. After an awkward pause and some nervous laughter, Goldberg admitted, "I might have." She then went on to clarify “He had many questions as a kid, so I said, ‘Listen, wait 10 years, and I’ll take you through it.’" Goldberg went on to explain, "In those days, you could actually have some fun like that. You can’t do that now. People get very upset now.” Harris, now 45, said that he wasn't offended by the comment, and quipped that he was "looking forward to it." But people on Twitter weren't quite as convinced, explaining that the conversation was inappropriate, considering the vast age gap between the two as well as Harris's age at the time.
Sooo Neil Patrick Harris outted @WhoopiGoldberg on how she told him at the age of 15 she was gonna have sex with him 10 years later🤔 Whoopi’s fell almost fell off lol. Not conversations for a grown woman and a 15 year old boy to have. #theview— Yari (@Shawtypeepgame) October 10, 2018
Did anyone see Whoopi on The View today? She was reminiscing w/ Neil P Harris about a movie they did when he was just a little boy w/ lots of “questions” about growing up. So Whoop told him she would have sex with him in a few years & teach him everything! Free pass for Whoop?— Rebecca Bauman (@RebeccaBauman4) October 10, 2018
#HimToo: Neil Patrick Recalls Proposition From Whoopi When He Was A Mid-Teen— 🇺🇸 ssd 🇺🇸 (@Pismo_B) October 12, 2018
Conversing on “The View” with host Whoopi, Neil Patrick Harris, 45, recalled the charming time when he was a mid-teen and Goldberg, 17 years older, told him that in 10 years she would have sex with him. pic.twitter.com/L2Zilwh81q