Whoopi Goldberg is suspended from her newscast moderator job on daytime tv talkshow, ‘The View‘ according to The Hollywood Reporter; The reprimand comes after insulting Holocaust statements she made Monday on the show. Nevertheless, she’s been suspended for two weeks for some controversial statements she made about the Holocaust not “being about race”.
Apparently, Whoopi must’ve thought, per usual, the comment would fly over everyone’s heads, with just a little uncomfortability for some. However, it sprang up to be a major issue to the point of people protesting the Sister Act 2 actresses’ job to be revoked altogether. In summary, the topic on Monday was about a discussion surrounding a Tennessee school board’s banning of the graphic novel Maus; when Goldberg made the cringy statement “the Holocaust isn’t about race….it’s about man’s inhumanity to man.”
Without doubt, the comment sparked outrageous passion from the Jewish community; thus The View hosts invited them to share their feelings about why they were hurt and offended at Goldberg’s comment.
Whoopi Goldberg Did Apologize
Goldberg apologized in a statment on Monday:
“On today’s show, I said the Holocaust ‘is not about race; but about man’s inhumanity to man. I should have said it is about both. As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared; ‘The Holocaust was about the Nazi’s systematic annihilation of the Jewish people-who they deemed to be an inferior race’, I stand corrected. The Jewish people around the world have always had my support; and that will never waiver. I’m sorry for the hurt that I have caused.'”
Finally, ABC News president Kim Godwin confirmed the suspension on Tuesday; releasing this statement:
“Effectively immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments. While Whoopi has apologized; I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments. The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues; friends, family and communities.”