After comments about the Holocaust, Whoopi Goldberg was suspended from ‘The View.’
After making controversial statements regarding the Holocaust being «not about race,» the comedian and actress were recently suspended from ‘The View.’
Due to her controversial views regarding the Holocaust, Whoopi Goldberg, 66, has been suspended from The View for two weeks. During a discussion regarding schools banning Art Spiegelman’s Maus, the co-host and moderator received a lot of flak for saying that the Holocaust was «not about race.» ABC chose to suspend the co-host despite her several apologies.
On Tuesday night, Feb. 1, ABC News President Kim Godwin declared, «Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for her incorrect and cruel comments.» «While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to reflect and learn about the consequences of her remarks.» For more information, HollywoodLife has reached out to ABC and The View.
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When discussing Maus on the January 31 program, Whoopi was called out. Whoopi made the controversial remark while discussing the surprising decision by a Tennessee school board to prohibit the graphic novel about the Holocaust.
«The Holocaust wasn’t about race,» she added, but co-host Joy Behar corrected her, saying, «Well, they thought Jews were a distinct race.» Whoopi then went on to explain why she thought the Holocaust was not about race. She explained, «It’s about man’s inhumanity to man.»
Whoopi apologizes to the Jewish community for saying yesterday that the Holocaust wasn’t about race
If you watch #TheView daily as I do, you know that Whoopi has ALWAYS had the back of the Jewish people pic.twitter.com/h2hsUTErAg
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Whoopi apologized for her insensitive words after receiving a lot of reactions to her remarks. «I mentioned on today’s broadcast that the Holocaust isn’t about race, but rather man’s inhumanity to man.’ She tweeted on Monday, «I should have mentioned it’s about both.» «I admit that I was mistaken. My unwavering support for the Jewish people around the world has never wavered. I’m sorry for the inconvenience I’ve caused.»
Following her first apology, Whoopi began Tuesday’s show with a retraction of her remarks and a brief interview with Anti-Defamation League CEO Josh Greenblatt. «It is, certainly, a racial issue, because Hitler and the Nazis believed Jews to be a second-class race. Words are important, and mine is no exception. As I already stated, I apologize for my remarks and accept my apologies. She apologized soon away, saying, «I also stand with the Jewish people, as they know and as you know, because I’ve always done that.»
In a statement to Page Six prior to Whoopi’s suspension, an insider said that bosses felt she «went gone too far.» «Many at the network, including her co-hosts, believe Whoopi is now too contentious for the show,» a source told Page Six. «For a while, this will cast a shadow over everything.»