After making remarks about the Holocaust that were deemed anti-semitic and offensive, Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from The View. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goldberg made comments on Monday’s show insinuating that the Holocaust was not about race in response to a school board banning the graphic novel Maus. ABC News president Kim Godwin sent a note to her staff saying:
“Effective 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.”
The entire conversation can be viewed below:
The Associated Press reports that Goldberg’s comments have led many to take to Twitter, calling for Goldberg to be fired for her remarks. Goldberg apologized for her comments on Tuesday’s show. Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt appeared on the show to discuss the backlash for her comments. He made it clear that while Jewish people are not necessarily people of color, they are victims of racial defamation. Greenblatt hammered the fact that the Holocaust was about race, and he encouraged The View to hire a full-time Jewish co-host to fill the spot that Meghan McCain left in 2021.
Goldberg has been in the spotlight a lot in this new year, having tested positive for Covid-19 in early January. She has also been getting attention for her upcoming return as Guinan in the second season of Star Trek: Picard. The trailer for that season (featuring Goldberg) was released just over a week ago. However, she is now in the spotlight for reasons that do not serve her best interests.
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