Whoopi Goldberg suspended from ‘The View’


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Tracy Maah, Contributor

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg was suspended from the talk show following offensive remarks about the Holocaust on Jan. 31. 

During the episode, Goldberg and her co-hosts discussed the news that a Tennessee school board decided to remove “Maus,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, from its curriculum. 

During the conversation, Goldberg argued that the Holocaust “isn’t about race,” and said “this is white people doing it to white people, so y’all going to fight amongst yourselves,” which many viewers found offensive. Goldberg later apologized on her Twitter page.


Goldberg began the show on Tuesday by publicly apologizing for her comments on Monday’s show, saying she “misspoke.”

“I said something that I feel a responsibility for not leaving unexamined because my words upset so many people, which was never my intention,” Goldberg said. 

“I understand why now, and for that, I am deeply, deeply grateful because the information I got was really helpful, and it helped me understand some different things.”

“I said the Holocaust wasn’t about race and was instead about man’s inhumanity to man,” Goldberg added. “But it is indeed about race because Hitler and the Nazis considered Jews to be an inferior race.” 

She continued, “Words matter, and mine are no exception. I regret my comments, as I said, and I stand corrected. I also stand with the Jewish people as they know and y’all know, because I’ve always done that.”

Goldberg had a discussion with Anti-Defamation League President Jonathan Greenblatt following her on-air apology. Greenblatt later tweeted that he had accepted Goldberg’s apology. 

University student Alexandra Granvil commented on the situation saying, “I think it was insensitive for her to bring up the Holocaust so soon after Holocaust Remembrance Day. A community was hurt and she rightfully apologized, and we can all learn from Whoopi to continue to educate ourselves.”