ABC News suspended Whoopi Goldberg on Wednesday, following the host’s comments about the holocaust on the “View.” The network said her comments were “wrong and hurtful.”
“Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments,” ABC News president Kim Godwin said. Her suspension will last two weeks.
“While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments,” he added.
The suspension came after her comments about the holocaust, systematic extermination of Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe.
“If you’re going to do this, then let’s be truthful about it because the Holocaust isn’t about race,” she said.
Instead, she said that it was about “man’s inhumanity to man” adding that both the groups were white. After outrage over her comments, she apologized and retracted her statement.
“As Jonathan Greenblatt of the 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 wrote.
She made the controversial comment after a Tennessee school district banned the graphic novel Maus. The book is a novel by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman.
— Elk (@RedElkComics) January 27, 2022
The novel represents Jews as mice, Germans as cats, Poles as pigs, Americans as dogs etc.