Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from “The View” after saying the Holocaust “isn’t about race.”
The 66-year-old star was met with fierce backlash over her comments on the Jan. 31, 2022, episode of the talk show.
She said: “Let’s be truthful about it because Holocaust isn’t about race. It’s not about race. It’s not about race. It’s about man’s inhumanity to man … These are two White groups of people! The minute you turn it into race it goes down this alley. Let’s talk about it for what it is. It’s how people treat each other. It doesn’t matter if you’re Black or White, Jews, it’s each other.”
The Sister Act star later offered her “sincerest apologies” for the offense caused.
However, it was announced on Tuesday, Feb. 1, that Goldberg will take some time away from the show to reflect on the “wrong and hurtful comments” she made.
ABC News President Kim Godwin tweeted: “Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg 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.”
In an email to staff members, Godwin wrote: “Just last week I noted that the culture at ABC News is one that is driven, kind, inclusive, respectful and transparent. Whoopi’s comments do not align with those values.”
The Ghost star appeared on the program last night with a representative from the anti-hate organization ADL to discuss her comments.
Godwin acknowledged: “Whoopi has shown through her actions of many years that she understands the horrors of the Holocaust and she started today’s show with that recognition.”
In a statement shared on social media, Goldberg said she “stands corrected.”
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