Whoopi Goldberg recently stunned the world by with her inconceivable remarks on the Holocaust, notably the assertion that the Holocaust was not about race. In response to her remarks, the controversial co-host of ABC’s “The View” has been suspended for two weeks, with the network head blasting Goldberg’s remarks as both “hurtful” and “wrong.”
Kim Godwin, who serves as the President of ABC News, acknowledges that Goldberg apologized, though the co-host was requested to take additional time to reflect upon “and learn about the impact” of her stunning commentary.
“The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities,” Godwin declared.
The suspension of Goldberg emerges within a day of her remarks regarding the Holocaust during a discussion on “The View.” Goldberg claimed that the horrific genocide had nothing to do with race, which stunned viewers. Within hours, Goldberg issued an apology, as well as a secondary apology the following morning on Tuesday’s episode.
However, in spite of Goldberg’s apologies, she still drew ire from the numerous high-profile Jewish leaders.
Goldberg acknowledged that her words “upset …. many people,” insisting that the widespread outcry “was never [her] intention.”
“I understand [the outrage] now and for that I am deeply, deeply grateful,” Goldberg drawled, adding that she received “really helpful” information that “helped [her] understand some different things.”
Originally, Goldberg made her remarks during a Monday appearance when discussing a Tennessee school board’s recent decision to ban Maus, which is a graphic novel regarding the concentration camps in the Second World War. While discussing the Pulitzer-prize winning book Goldberg abruptly announced that the Holocaust had nothing to do with race.
Instead, Goldberg claimed that the genocide was “about man’s humanity to other man.”
As outrage regarding Goldberg’s remarks continued to mount, the controversial co-host attempted to claim she “misspoke,” though she was ultimately suspended by the network for taking her commentary too far.