Whoopi Goldberg, 66, has been suspended from The View for two weeks due to her controversial statements about the Holocaust.
During the last episode, Goldberg said that the Holocaust was “not about race,” during a discussion about schools banning Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel Maus. Despite her multiple apologies, ABC opted to suspend the co-host.
“Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for her wrong and hurtful comments,” ABC News President Kim Godwin announced on Tuesday night, Feb. 1. “While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments.”
Whoopi got called out after the January 31 episode, when discussing Maus. While discussing the shocking decision by a Tennessee school district to ban the graphic novel about the Holocaust, Whoopi made the controversial comment.
“The Holocaust isn’t about race,” she said, but co-host Joy Behar corrected her: “Well, they considered Jews a different race.” Whoopi then explained why she had said that the holocaust wasn’t about race. “It’s about man’s inhumanity to man,” she said.