CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Caribbean Fever - Your ONLY destination to all things Caribbean and more

Whoopi Goldberg Suspended From ‘The View’ for Controversial Holocaust Remarks

Whoopi Goldberg’s comments about Hitler and the Holocaust have gotten her suspended from “The View” for two weeks. 

As reported by Variety, the co-host of the long-running daytime talk show has been catching some major heat lately for stating on the show that the Holocaust was “not about race.

“Let’s be truthful about it because [the] Holocaust isn’t about race,” Goldberg said on Monday’s episode. “It’s not about race. It’s about man’s inhumanity to man.”

She noted that the Holocaust was between two groups of “white people,” and that triggered many folks across social media who are calling for Whoopi’s ouster from “The View” altogether. 

The remarks drew immediate criticism from Jewish organizations

“The Holocaust was about the Nazi’s systemic annihilation of the Jewish people — who they deemed to be an inferior race,” wrote Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League. “They dehumanized them and used their racist propaganda to justify slaughtering 6 million Jews. Holocaust distortion is dangerous.”

Later Monday, Goldberg apologized for her remarks on social media. She also apologized on-air on Tuesday’s episode of “The View,” where Greenblatt appeared as a guest. 

“So yesterday on our show, I misspoke,” Goldberg said at the top of the show. “I said that the Holocaust wasn’t about race and it was instead about man’s inhumanity to man. But it is indeed about race, because Hitler and the Nazis considered the Jews to be an inferior race. Now, 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 as you all know because I’ve always done that.”

Goldberg addressed the scandal on the “Late Show” on Monday night, which was taped before she apologized.  

“It upset a lot of people, which was never ever, ever my intention,” Goldberg told Colbert. “I feel, being Black, when we talk about race, it’s a very different thing to me. So I said I thought the Holocaust wasn’t about race. And people got very angry and still are angry. I’m getting a lot of mail from folks and a lot of real anger. But I thought it was a salient discussion because as a Black person I think of race as being something that I can see. So I see you and know what race you are. I thought it was more about man’s inhumanity to man…people said, ‘No, no, we are a race.’ I felt differently. I respect everything everyone is saying to me.

Goldberg’s suspension was announced in a statement released by ABC News on Tuesday night.

“Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments,” reads a statement attributed to Kim Godwin, president at ABC News. “While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments. The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities.”

Some say suspending Whoopi is too extreme while others on Twitter have noted that a simple 2-week suspension is not enough. Do you agree? Sound off in the comments. 

Views: 722


You need to be a member of CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever to add comments!

Join CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Comment by John Smith on February 21, 2022 at 12:14am

People have rights to speak.. but that should be right..

Think of us for Business and Company Registration -

Comment by mr1stroke on February 4, 2022 at 8:08pm
caribmama unless it was Dave Chappelle none of those negros you see in Hollywood stand for anything, they only worth a dollar bill, they hold no ground, they are afraid of white people, and they cannot do it without white people, since white people already knows all of that, it is easy to make them apologize even when they are right.

I mean just imagine say sorry for being right, its like denouncing who you are, apologizing for existing, but those same negros would not forgive their spouses or family member for being wrong, but can kiss up to a white nobody, that is one of the reason why I choose to do business the way I do, they can call me what ever, but at least I stand tall to be human like the next person, if you have to apologize to another human for being right especially if that is not your family out of compassion, you automatically put that person in the same place of God, and that is the only person we should apologize to for being right, but would God ask us to do that since he wants us to be right, isn't it what makes us different? Negros will never be more than they are and that is sad.
Comment by caribmama on February 4, 2022 at 7:56pm

Whoopi is going to apologize cause she has to make her coins. What she said was not wrong. But you look at her and she is a straight African straight off the continent. Weather she got it right or not, get on your knees and suck that Hewish azz. *notice how I changed the verbiage* LOL!!!!!!! These mfkers run the world. 

Comment by James on February 4, 2022 at 6:27am
Here's yt f did Whoopi apologize for the truth with is wrong with our people neanderthaalz killing neanderthaealz is tru all d do is take on tru Hebrew characters as in the land of the Cherokee
Comment by James on February 4, 2022 at 6:22am
Comment by mr1stroke on February 3, 2022 at 9:53pm
Its funny, I purchased NowRx at $1 a share as a private investor, now the stock is already at $10.25, just imagine when it goes public
Comment by mr1stroke on February 3, 2022 at 9:52pm
caribmama I just got back from a conference for NowRx which talk may be going public next year, about 75% in the room was black, and when I started networking i couldn't believe how every one was so occupy being bosses, I mean I feel I was in heaven, so the wish for me, if I can get at least 3 more start ups like Knightscope, my dream will be a reality, if knightscope goes $100 a share ill make over a million, if it goes $200 a share ill do about 3 million, but all that may change since the stock dropped below the opening price I did place a purchase another 3000 shares today, I hope it goes way down to $5, so I can grab some more, in this business it takes that one security to make you a new person, like Mark Cuban
Comment by caribmama on February 3, 2022 at 9:36pm

It's okay Tyrone, I understand. LOL! PREACH Mr1stroke!

Comment by mr1stroke on February 3, 2022 at 9:28pm
I wake up every day loving being black, I wouldn't give anything to change that, during black history month, some of the places I walk in, certain people I cross path with make me even prouder to be who I am. When you are beautiful and a gift to this world they will be sure to hate you, Jesus gave love to this world and they crucified him, black people are the Jesus in this world, they will forever hate us, I love me and true black folks. Happy black history Month.
Comment by Tyrone on February 3, 2022 at 8:28pm

@Caribmama.....I said small hats as not to offend certain ethnic groups who are easily offended but they say and do whatever they want to all other groups especially blacks.

Celebrate your BIRTHDAY with CaribbeanFever on 107.5 WBLS, NY







PUMP IT! or DUMP IT! SAT & SUN NIGHT on Caribbean Fever 107.5 WBLS NY (GET YOUR NEW MUSIC PLAYED) SONG{S} BEING VOTED ON ARE {------ ) and {----- }



Caribbean Fever with the best Caribbean News online!




© 2023   Created by Caribbean Fever.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service