Whoopi Goldberg Suspended at ‘The View’ Over “Hurtful” Holocaust Comments

ABC’s The View has suspended Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks after making provocative remarks about Jews and the Holocaust on Monday in reaction to a local school board’s decision to ban the graphic novel Maus. 

Kim Godwin, president of ABC News, announced the decision to suspend Goldberg in a note to staff on Tuesday night.

Goldberg apologized on the show earlier that day, during a section that included featured an interview with Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

“Yesterday on the show I misspoke,” Goldberg said to open the talk show. “[The Holocaust] is indeed about race, because Hitler and the Nazis considered the Jews to be an inferior race. Now, words matter, and mine are no exception. I regret my comments and I stand corrected. I also stand with the Jewish people.”

Goldberg made similar remarks on CBS’ Late Show Monday evening, although she also apologized on social media, stating, “I’m sorry for the harm that I have caused.”


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