Whoopi Goldberg still faces suspension despite a recent apology for making remarks about the Holocaust “not being about race.”
“On today’s show, I said the Holocaust is not about race, but about man’s inhumanity. toman,’ Is should have said it is about both,” said the legendary actress via Twitter. “As Jonathan Greenblatt from 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.”
She further reiterated her support for the Jewish community.
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) February 1, 2022
“The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never waiver,” Goldberg continued. “I’m sorry for the hurt I have caused.”
Despite the apology, ABC News President Kim Godwin says that Goldberg’s suspension is still in place.
“Effectively immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments,” said Godwin in an official statement.”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.”
Goldberg’s remarks stemmed from a conversation about a Tennessee school district’s decision to pull Holocaust literature from the curriculum.
“Let’s be truthful about it because the Holocaust isn’t about race,” said the 66-year-old talk show host. “It’s about man’s inhumanity to man.”
After “The View” co-host Ana Navarro called out that “it’s about white supremacists going after Jews,” Goldberg further explained her initial statement.
“But these are two white groups of people! The minute you turn it into race it goes down this alley,” said Goldberg. ” 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.”
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