Actress, comedian and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg called it “crazy” to ban gays from St. Patrick's Day parades.

Bans in Boston and New York City held even as three beer companies – Guinness, Heineken and Sam Adams – withdrew their support and mayors in their respective cities refused to participate in the parades.

On Monday's The View, co-host Barbara Walters explained that allowing gays is controversial because it involves “sexuality.”

“[Gay marchers are] not having sex as they walk, it's crazy!” Goldberg responded. “You know, it's not like the Halloween parade where sometimes it's a little risqué. This is the LGBT community!”

(Watch the segment at ABC.)

Goldberg recently posted a video telling the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda that they were “on the wrong side of history” for enacting anti-gay legislation.