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The View: Whoopi Goldberg Suspended for Two Weeks for Holocaust Remarks

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Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from ABC’s The View for 2 weeks in mild of her controversial feedback concerning the Holocaust.

ABC Information president Kim Godwin confirmed the suspension on Tuesday and launched an announcement: “Efficient instantly, I’m suspending Whoopi Goldberg for 2 weeks for her mistaken and hurtful feedback. Whereas Whoopi has apologized, I’ve requested her to take time to mirror and be taught concerning the affect of her feedback. The whole ABC Information group stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, mates, household and communities.”

Tomorrow’s episode of The View will air with simply 4 co-hosts: Pleasure Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines and visitor co-host Tara Setmayer.

The uproar started on Monday’s episode of the ABC daytime discuss present, throughout a dialogue a few Tennessee faculty board’s banning of the graphic novel Maus, when Goldberg stated that “the Holocaust isn’t about race… it’s about man’s inhumanity to man.” Her feedback sparked rapid backlash from the Jewish group and past, and The View welcomed a number of outstanding representatives of the Jewish group the next day to elucidate why Goldberg’s feedback had been hurtful.

Goldberg issued an apology on Monday night time: “On in the present day’s present, I stated the Holocaust ‘just isn’t about race, however about man’s inhumanity to man.’ I ought to have stated it’s about each. As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared, ‘The Holocaust was concerning the Nazis’ systematic annihilation of the Jewish folks — who they deemed to be an inferior race.’ I stand corrected. The Jewish folks around the globe have at all times had my assist, and that can by no means waver. I’m sorry for the harm that I’ve induced.”

She additionally mentioned the controversy on Monday’s Late Present With Stephen Colbert, saying partly: “It upset lots of people, which was by no means ever, ever my intention. I really feel, being Black, once we speak about race, it’s a really totally different factor to me. So I stated I believed the Holocaust wasn’t about race. And other people bought very indignant and nonetheless are indignant. I’m getting a variety of mail from of us and a variety of actual anger.”

Watch the complete interview right here: