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Two-week suspension for Whoopi Goldberg at ABC due to remarks on the Holocaust

After suggesting that the Holocaust involved “two sets of white people,” Whoopi Goldberg was suspended from a US talk show.

After her “wrong and cruel words,” ABC News reported that Goldberg would be off the air for two weeks. On ABC’s The View, the actress and TV personality stated that the Holocaust was “not about race.”

She apologized, but when she tried to explain her words on a late-night show, she created even more outrage. ABC News president Kim Godwin wrote to employees on Tuesday night: “For her incorrect and cruel comments, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks, effective immediately.

“While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve invited her to ponder and learn more about the consequences of her remarks. “Everyone at ABC News stands with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, she noted in the memo, “These decisions are never pleasant, but essential.” “Just last week, I mentioned how driven, compassionate, inclusive, polite, and transparent the ABC News culture is. Whoopi’s remarks do not reflect those beliefs.”

‘Words make’s difference’

Two-week suspension for Whoopi Goldberg at ABC due to remarks on the Holocaust

Goldberg apologized publicly for the third time on Tuesday.

She opened the talk program by saying, “I misspoke yesterday on the show.”

“[The Holocaust] is absolutely a race issue, because Hitler and the Nazis saw Jews as a second-class race.

“Words are important, and mine are no exception. I apologize for my remarks and accept responsibility for them. I, too, support the Jewish people.”

The 66-year-old Oscar winner made the controversial remarks on Monday’s episode of The View while discussing a Tennessee school board’s decision to ban a graphic novel about the Holocaust because it contained nudity, profanity, and suicide.

She issued an apology hours later, amid the controversy.

However, while attempting to clarify her remarks on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night, she argued the Nazis lied and had issues with ethnicity rather than race, causing even more upset.

Two-week suspension for Whoopi Goldberg at ABC due to remarks on the Holocaust

This isn’t the first time Goldberg has sparked debate.

In 2009, she stated that Roman Polanksi, a film director who pled guilty to “unlawful intercourse with a minor” in 1977, was not guilty of “rape-rape.”

She also backed Bill Cosby when he was accused of sexual assault before backing down in the face of anger.

After a two-week hiatus, Whoopi Goldberg was back on The View

After a two-week ban over her controversial Holocaust-related statements, Whoopi Goldberg has returned to The View. She acknowledged everyone who reached out to her during her leave of absence on Monday’s episode. “I was pleased to hear everything everyone had to say, and I hope it keeps all the essential conversations going,” Goldberg added. On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, she made no mention of her suspension or additional apology.

Here’s the Tweet by The Chat 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goldberg has been suspended from The View for two weeks. ABC News president Kim Godwin issued a statement to employees on Goldberg’s suspension. Godwin said Tuesday night, “Effective now, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her incorrect and disrespectful comments.” “While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve invited her to ponder and learn more about the consequences of her remarks. “Everyone at ABC News stands with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities.”

Two-week suspension for Whoopi Goldberg at ABC due to remarks on the Holocaust

Here’s the Tweet by Oliver Darcy

Guest host Ana Navarro-Cárdenas retweeted Goldberg’s apology, but the other co-hosts have yet to respond to the online comments, despite the fact that they are rarely on social media. In response to Goldberg’s remarks, former guest presenter Bari Weiss tweeted, “The whitewashing of the Jewish people and Jewish history continues apace.” Meghan McCain, a former co-host, said she was “heartbroken over what was said” on Twitter. “I detest commenting on my prior workplace because I have moved on in every way a person can move on,” McCain tweeted. Having said that, I am an anti-antisemitism activist and it is a huge part of my life.” “Thank you for your continuing effort,” Star Jones, another former co-host, tweeted in response to a message from the Auschwitz Memorial Museum. Blessings #NeverForget #NeverAgain,” she wrote, but she didn’t say Goldberg.

Here’s the Tweet by Meghan McCain

Here’s the original story.

“Let’s be honest about it,” Whoopi Goldberg said on Monday’s episode of The View, “because the Holocaust isn’t about race.” Instead, the Holocaust was about “man’s inhumanity to man.” During a roundtable discussion over a Tennessee curriculum ban on the graphic novel Maus, Goldberg made her remarks. The Pulitzer-winning novel was written as a dialogue between cartoonist Art Spiegelman and his father, an Auschwitz survivor. Joy Behar, Ana Navarro, and Sara Haines, co-hosts of The View, responded to Goldberg’s remarks by claiming that the Nazis thought Jews to be of a separate race. In a Monday afternoon tweet, Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, denounced Goldberg’s initial remarks. He wrote, “No @WhoopiGoldberg, the #Holocaust was about the Nazis’ systematic elimination of the Jewish people — whom they regarded as an inferior race.” “Holocaust denial is hazardous.”

Two-week suspension for Whoopi Goldberg at ABC due to remarks on the Holocaust

Here’s the Tweet by Jonathan Greenblatt

In a Monday night Twitter apology, Goldberg quoted Greenblatt’s message. “I have always stood by the Jewish people around the world, and I will continue to do so.” “I apologize for whatever harm I may have caused,” she wrote.

Here’s the Tweet by Whoopi Goldberg

The View’s Tuesday morning edition began with Goldberg apologizing once more for her comments. “I made a mistake on our show yesterday,” she said. “I said something that I feel obligated to investigate since my comments offended so many people, which was not my aim.” I understand why now, and I am happy for that because the information I received was quite useful and helped me grasp a variety of issues.” However, between Goldberg’s original Monday-night Tweet and her Tuesday on-air apology, she appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for a seven-minute segment and explored her statements.

Two-week suspension for Whoopi Goldberg at ABC due to remarks on the Holocaust

When she indicated she didn’t want to “fake sorry” but wasn’t intending to offend, she seemed to back up her accusations. Goldberg finished the segment by declaring, “I’ll take your word for it and never bring it up again,” after Colbert explained why her words were still hurtful and inaccurate.

Here’s the Youtube Video by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Goldberg would join a long history of spectacular departures from The View, including Rosie O’Donnell and Debbie Matenopoulos, if she is asked to quit over her statements and various apologies, which “Page Six” alleges is behind-the-scenes conversation at ABC. On social media, the hashtag #firewhoopi is trending.
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Two-week suspension for Whoopi Goldberg at ABC due to remarks on the Holocaust

After suggesting that the Holocaust involved “two sets of white people,” Whoopi Goldberg was suspended from a US talk show.

After her “wrong and cruel words,” ABC News reported that Goldberg would be off the air for two weeks. On ABC’s The View, the actress and TV personality stated that the Holocaust was “not about race.”

She apologized, but when she tried to explain her words on a late-night show, she created even more outrage. ABC News president Kim Godwin wrote to employees on Tuesday night: “For her incorrect and cruel comments, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks, effective immediately.

“While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve invited her to ponder and learn more about the consequences of her remarks. “Everyone at ABC News stands with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, she noted in the memo, “These decisions are never pleasant, but essential.” “Just last week, I mentioned how driven, compassionate, inclusive, polite, and transparent the ABC News culture is. Whoopi’s remarks do not reflect those beliefs.”

‘Words make’s difference’

Two-week suspension for Whoopi Goldberg at ABC due to remarks on the Holocaust

Goldberg apologized publicly for the third time on Tuesday.

She opened the talk program by saying, “I misspoke yesterday on the show.”

“[The Holocaust] is absolutely a race issue, because Hitler and the Nazis saw Jews as a second-class race.

“Words are important, and mine are no exception. I apologize for my remarks and accept responsibility for them. I, too, support the Jewish people.”

The 66-year-old Oscar winner made the controversial remarks on Monday’s episode of The View while discussing a Tennessee school board’s decision to ban a graphic novel about the Holocaust because it contained nudity, profanity, and suicide.

She issued an apology hours later, amid the controversy.

However, while attempting to clarify her remarks on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night, she argued the Nazis lied and had issues with ethnicity rather than race, causing even more upset.

Two-week suspension for Whoopi Goldberg at ABC due to remarks on the Holocaust

This isn’t the first time Goldberg has sparked debate.

In 2009, she stated that Roman Polanksi, a film director who pled guilty to “unlawful intercourse with a minor” in 1977, was not guilty of “rape-rape.”

She also backed Bill Cosby when he was accused of sexual assault before backing down in the face of anger.

After a two-week hiatus, Whoopi Goldberg was back on The View

After a two-week ban over her controversial Holocaust-related statements, Whoopi Goldberg has returned to The View. She acknowledged everyone who reached out to her during her leave of absence on Monday’s episode. “I was pleased to hear everything everyone had to say, and I hope it keeps all the essential conversations going,” Goldberg added. On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, she made no mention of her suspension or additional apology.

Here’s the Tweet by The Chat 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goldberg has been suspended from The View for two weeks. ABC News president Kim Godwin issued a statement to employees on Goldberg’s suspension. Godwin said Tuesday night, “Effective now, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her incorrect and disrespectful comments.” “While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve invited her to ponder and learn more about the consequences of her remarks. “Everyone at ABC News stands with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities.”

Two-week suspension for Whoopi Goldberg at ABC due to remarks on the Holocaust

Here’s the Tweet by Oliver Darcy

Guest host Ana Navarro-Cárdenas retweeted Goldberg’s apology, but the other co-hosts have yet to respond to the online comments, despite the fact that they are rarely on social media. In response to Goldberg’s remarks, former guest presenter Bari Weiss tweeted, “The whitewashing of the Jewish people and Jewish history continues apace.” Meghan McCain, a former co-host, said she was “heartbroken over what was said” on Twitter. “I detest commenting on my prior workplace because I have moved on in every way a person can move on,” McCain tweeted. Having said that, I am an anti-antisemitism activist and it is a huge part of my life.” “Thank you for your continuing effort,” Star Jones, another former co-host, tweeted in response to a message from the Auschwitz Memorial Museum. Blessings #NeverForget #NeverAgain,” she wrote, but she didn’t say Goldberg.

Here’s the Tweet by Meghan McCain

Here’s the original story.

“Let’s be honest about it,” Whoopi Goldberg said on Monday’s episode of The View, “because the Holocaust isn’t about race.” Instead, the Holocaust was about “man’s inhumanity to man.” During a roundtable discussion over a Tennessee curriculum ban on the graphic novel Maus, Goldberg made her remarks. The Pulitzer-winning novel was written as a dialogue between cartoonist Art Spiegelman and his father, an Auschwitz survivor. Joy Behar, Ana Navarro, and Sara Haines, co-hosts of The View, responded to Goldberg’s remarks by claiming that the Nazis thought Jews to be of a separate race. In a Monday afternoon tweet, Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, denounced Goldberg’s initial remarks. He wrote, “No @WhoopiGoldberg, the #Holocaust was about the Nazis’ systematic elimination of the Jewish people — whom they regarded as an inferior race.” “Holocaust denial is hazardous.”

Two-week suspension for Whoopi Goldberg at ABC due to remarks on the Holocaust

Here’s the Tweet by Jonathan Greenblatt

In a Monday night Twitter apology, Goldberg quoted Greenblatt’s message. “I have always stood by the Jewish people around the world, and I will continue to do so.” “I apologize for whatever harm I may have caused,” she wrote.

Here’s the Tweet by Whoopi Goldberg

The View’s Tuesday morning edition began with Goldberg apologizing once more for her comments. “I made a mistake on our show yesterday,” she said. “I said something that I feel obligated to investigate since my comments offended so many people, which was not my aim.” I understand why now, and I am happy for that because the information I received was quite useful and helped me grasp a variety of issues.” However, between Goldberg’s original Monday-night Tweet and her Tuesday on-air apology, she appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for a seven-minute segment and explored her statements.

Two-week suspension for Whoopi Goldberg at ABC due to remarks on the Holocaust

When she indicated she didn’t want to “fake sorry” but wasn’t intending to offend, she seemed to back up her accusations. Goldberg finished the segment by declaring, “I’ll take your word for it and never bring it up again,” after Colbert explained why her words were still hurtful and inaccurate.

Here’s the Youtube Video by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Goldberg would join a long history of spectacular departures from The View, including Rosie O’Donnell and Debbie Matenopoulos, if she is asked to quit over her statements and various apologies, which “Page Six” alleges is behind-the-scenes conversation at ABC. On social media, the hashtag #firewhoopi is trending.
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