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Whoopi Goldberg Suspended From The View

Whoopi Goldberg, the fun and lovable actress and comedian, was recently suspended from her position as co-host on ABC's The View because she said that the Holocaust was, “not about race.” While the show and audience loved Goldberg, she has been asked by Kim Godwin, the ABC News President, “to take time to reflect and learn the impact of her comments.” 


“Just last week, I noted that the culture at ABC News is one that is driven, kind, inclusive, respectful, and transparent. Whoopi’s comments do not align with those values,”  Godwin said in a statement, following the on-air incident.


It all started on the live show on Monday, January 31, when Goldberg said while discussing Manus, a book written about the Holocaust: “Let’s be truthful about it, because Holocaust isn’t about race. It’s not about race. It’s not about race. It’s about man’s inhumanity to man.” 


Even after she said what she did on The View, she walked on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert the same day and repeated the same thing. 


Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League stated that “the Holocaust was about the Nazi’s systematic annihilation of the Jewish people — who they deemed to be an inferior race.’ After hearing the statement said by Greenblatt, Goldberg acknowledged her wrongdoing and shared, “I stand corrected.”


Goldberg was praised by Godwin, ABC News President, for having an Anti-Defamation League representative on the show on Tuesday to understand the impact of her offensive remarks better. “Whoopi has shown through her actions of many years that she understands the horrors of the Holocaust, and she started today’s show with that recognition,” Godwin wrote. 


Some insiders at ABC believe that Goldberg’s comments should result in her being fired from The View. She was only suspended for two weeks and some that were hurt by her comment, are not happy about the decision.