Whoopi Goldberg suspended from ‘The View’ over controversial Holocaust comments

Feb 02, 2022
Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from her panel show, 'The View' after making shocking comments about the Holocaust on Monday, January 31. Source: Getty

UPDATE:

Whoopi Goldberg is reported “livid” after her suspension from ‘The View’.

An insider close to her has shared with The New York Post that Whoppi is “humiliated”.

“She feels ABC executives mishandled this. She followed their playbook. She went on The Late Show With Steven Colbert and then apologised again on The View the next day,” the source said.

“Her ego has been hurt and she’s telling people she’s going to quit,” the source shared.

“Suspension from ‘The View’ is like getting suspended from Bravo. The bar is very low.”

 

More to come as this story develops.

 

EARLIER:

Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from her panel show, ‘The View’ after making shocking comments about the Holocaust on Monday, January 31.

ABC News President Kim Godwin shared a tweet to @ABCNewsPR on Twitter, announcing Goldberg’s suspension:

 

On the show in question, Goldberg said that the Holocaust was “not about race, but about man’s inhumanity to man”, as both Nazi’s and Jews were white. After this, Whoopi appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where she stood by her comments.

Whoopi then released an apology via Twitter, saying:

“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.”

“Written with my sincerest apologies, Whoopi Goldberg”

After this apology, on Tuesday February 1, Whoopi began that day’s ‘The View’ with an apology. Goldberg said:

“I tweeted about it last night but I kind of want you to hear it from me directly. I feel a responsibility,” she said. “My words upset so many people which was never my intention. I understand why. The information I got was really helpful.”

“I said the Holocaust wasn’t about race and was instead about man’s inhumanity to man. It is indeed about race because Hitler and the Nazis considered Jews to be the inferior race.”

“Words matter and mine are no exception. I regret my comments and I stand corrected.”

Piers Morgan has weighed in on the entire saga, saying:

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