Wow, even the liberal ABC network couldn’t tolerate Whoopi Goldberg’s latest comments…
And that’s really saying something.
This week on the The View, Goldberg put forth the asinine idea that the Holocaust was NOT about race.
Oh Whoopi, bad move.
How is such an idiotic comment even possible?
Well, I guess it is because Goldberg not only said it but then repeatedly defended it.
SIDEBAR: isn’t “Goldberg” a Jewish name?
Here’s what broke today:
BREAKING: Whoopi Goldberg suspended from the View for 2 weeks following Holocaust comments
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 2, 2022
BREAKING: Whoopi Goldberg suspended for two weeks by ABC over Holocaust comments.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) February 2, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: ABC suspends 'The View' host after Holocaust commentshttps://t.co/aiNF52nVYW
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 2, 2022
She was suspended over this clip:
BREAKING: Whoopi Goldberg SUSPENDED from The View for 2 weeks after bizarre rant on air claiming “the Holocaust isn’t about race”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 2, 2022
Sparks fly as The View panel confronts Whoopi after she says "the Holocaust isn't about race. No. It's not about race."
"Well, the considered Jews a different race," Joy Behar says.
"But it's about white supremacy. It's about going after Jews and Gypsies," Ana Navarro adds. pic.twitter.com/GZwZSi2qXi
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 31, 2022
Fox News had more details:
“Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments,” ABC News president Kim Godwin said in a statement Tuesday evening. “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 and communities,” Godwin added.
Goldberg went viral on Monday when she argued that the Holocaust “isn’t about race,” stunning her colleagues at the table.
“What is it about?” co-host Joy Behar asked.
“It’s about man’s inhumanity to man, that’s what it’s about,” Goldberg said.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG ISSUES APOLOGY FOR HOLOCAUST COMMENTS: ‘I STAND CORRECTED’
“But it’s about a White supremacist going after Jews and Gypsies,” guest co-host Ana Navarro said as Goldberg attempted to speak over her.
“But these are two White groups of people,” Goldberg said as her colleagues disagreed.
Jewish groups condemned the comments, accusing her of minimizing Jewish suffering.
Goldberg attempted to explain her remarks during her appearance on “The Late Show.”
“It upset a lot of people which was never, ever, ever, ever my intention… I thought we were having a discussion,” Goldberg told Stephen Colbert. “I think of race as being something that I can see… “You couldn’t tell who was Jewish. They had to delve deeply to figure it out… My point is, they had to do the work.”
She also told Colbert, “I don’t want to fake apologize…I’m very upset that people misunderstood what I was saying.”
Before the pre-taped interview aired on CBS, Goldberg issued an apology.
“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,” Goldberg wrote in a statement. “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.”
Come on Guinan….you’re better than this!
Or at least you should be!
And from Ben Shapiro:
Whoopi Goldberg explaining that the Holocaust wasn't about race because these were "two groups of white people" isn't just insipid, it's insidious. It's downplaying the minority status of Jews in order to uphold bullshit intersectional arguments that justify anti-Semitism today.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 31, 2022