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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