ABC announced that Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from “The View” for two weeks over comments she made on Monday’s show about the Holocaust. While discussing a Tennessee school district banning the graphic novel “Maus,” Goldberg said, “If you’re going to do this, then let’s be truthful about it because the Holocaust isn’t about race.” Instead, Goldberg said it was about “man’s inhumanity to man” and that both groups of people were white.
After swift backlash over her comments, Goldberg apologized on Monday night, tweeting: “As Jonathan Greenblatt of 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 I have caused.”
ABC News President Kim Godwin said in a statement on Tuesday: “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.”
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