The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg is currently on break for the holiday season. The daytime talk show is on an extended hiatus and will return sometime in the New Year. Whoopi sparked controversy even though she’s not on the show. Late last week, her new interview with The Times went viral on Twitter.
The comedian doubled down on her comments about the Jewish community and the Holocaust. She shot back at the critics and said it was as if she was “butt-naked” and taking a “stinky dump” on the table. Whoopi still feels that the Holocaust was “not about race” as she defended her previous statements from earlier this year.
Holocaust comments that got her suspended
Back in February, The View suspended Whoopi Goldberg from her position. She said on the show that “the Holocaust isn’t about race.” Whoopi and the panel discussed the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus on the January 31st broadcast. The novel reveals the torture that Jewish people went through during the Holocaust.
A Tennessee school removed the book from its eighth-grade curriculum. The school administration argued that it had harsh language and female nudity. Whoopi made the argument that “the Holocaust isn’t about race.” Her co-host Joy Behar wanted to know what the Holocaust was about.
“It’s about man’s inhumanity to man,” Whoopi Goldberg argued. “These are two white groups of people.”
She was hit with backlash from the panel. Whoopi told them they were “missing the point.” The actress explained that it was about “how people treat each other.” The next day, she was removed from the panel. Whoopi also apologized for “the hurt I caused” in a tweet.
She also apologized on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in February. However, she still defended her claims and said it’s hard to decipher Jewish people by race. She feels that they don’t understand what racism is. The Oscar winner argued that the Klan wouldn’t be able to pick them out on the street.
Whoopi Goldberg makes fresh hurtful comments
The daytime television host made fresh hurtful comments. Whoopi Goldberg claims that the idea of Jewish people being an entire race is up for debate. A debate that she took on again She claims that most of the community is divided over whether they’re a race or a religion.
“My best friend said, ‘Not for nothing is there no box on the census for the Jewish race,'” Whoopi Goldberg explained to The Times. “So that leads me to believe that we’re probably not a race.”
The journalist warned her about agreeing with Nazis who saw the Jewish as a race. The Sister Act star argued that the Jewish people shouldn’t believe them. She also explained that the Holocaust “wasn’t originally” about race.
Hollywood’s highest paid actress in the early Nineties, Whoopi Goldberg, was the first black woman to be nominated for an Oscar twice.
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“Remember who they were killing first. They were not killing racial; they were killing physical,” Whoop Goldberg continued. “They were killing people they considered to be mentally defective. And then they made this decision.”
Whoopi Goldberg is backing up the claims she made earlier this year. It’s the same comments that led to her two-week suspension from The View. Fans and Jewish leaders have called for her firing from the show. They argued that she has not learned from her past mistake.
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