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ABC Suspends Whoopi Goldberg from “The View” After Saying Holocaust Was “Not About Race”

HeadlineFeb 02, 2022

ABC has suspended Whoopi Goldberg from “The View” for two weeks after facing widespread backlash over remarks she made on the show Monday claiming the Holocaust was “not about race.” The comments came during a discussion about a Tennessee school district’s decision to ban the book “Maus” by acclaimed author Art Spiegelman, whose parents survived the Holocaust.

Whoopi Goldberg: “The Holocaust isn’t about race.”

Sara Haines: “No.”

Whoopi Goldberg: “No, it’s not about race.”

[crosstalk]

Joy Behar: “They considered Jews a different race.”

Whoopi Goldberg: “But it’s not about race. It’s not about race.”

Joy Behar: “What is it about?”

Whoopi Goldberg: “Because you — it’s about man’s inhumanity to man.”

Goldberg apologized on social media Monday. She also addressed her comments during Tuesday’s airing of “The View,” where she said, “my words upset so many people, which was never my intention. I understand why now, and for that I am deeply, deeply grateful because the information I got … helped me understand some different things.”

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