Whoopi Goldberg made some crazy comments on The View about the Holocaust not being about race.
She released an apology, but then that night she went on the Colbert show and seemed to double down on her initial comments.
She has since been suspended from The View for two weeks.
FOX News reports:
Whoopi Goldberg suspended from ‘The View’ following Holocaust remarks
“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended following her controversial remarks about the Holocaust.
“Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments,” ABC News president Kim Godwin said in a statement Tuesday evening. “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 and communities,” Godwin added.
Goldberg went viral on Monday when she argued that the Holocaust “isn’t about race,” stunning her colleagues at the table.
“What is it about?” co-host Joy Behar asked.
“It’s about man’s inhumanity to man, that’s what it’s about,” Goldberg said.
“But it’s about a White supremacist going after Jews and Gypsies,” guest co-host Ana Navarro said as Goldberg attempted to speak over her.
“But these are two White groups of people,” Goldberg said as her colleagues disagreed.
Here’s the statement from ABC:
— ABC News PR (@ABCNewsPR) February 2, 2022
Is this an example of a double standard?
If Whoopi Goldberg had ever expressed sympathy with a conservative cause in her entire life, she'd be out of a job today. But Leftism confers immunity from anti-Semitism concerns, as we already know from Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 1, 2022
You know I'm beginning to think maybe Whoopi Goldberg should not be tasked with informing the general public about hot button cultural, political and historical issues.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 1, 2022
Wasn’t Roseanne fired by ABC for less than this?