Liberal commentator and actress Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from ABC’s “The View” for two weeks after repeatedly claiming that the Holocaust was “not about race.”
ABC President Kim Godwin on Tuesday evening called Goldberg’s comments “wrong and hurtful.” Goldberg’s suspension is “effective immediately,” Godwin said.
“While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments,” Godwin stated. “The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities.”
Goldberg was slammed by critics on the right and left for her comments after insisting that the Holocaust was “not about race” but between “two white groups.” She also said the Holocaust was about “man’s inhumanity to man.”
“I said the Holocaust ‘is not about race, but about man’s inhumanity to man.’ I should have said it is about both,” she tweeted after receiving backlash Monday. “I stand corrected.”