Whoopi returns to The View after claiming Holocaust 'wasn't racist'

Saresti costretto a immaginare una coppia più deliziosa, ma questo non ferma gli hater online: The View host returns to the air to apologize for claiming Holocaust wasn’t racist and interviews Anti-Defamation League CEO about why she was ‘wrongbut gets to keep her job despite growing demands to #FireWhoopi

  • Whoopi Goldberg has not been disciplined by ABC News over her Holocaust claims
  • She returned to the show on Tuesday where she repeated her apology
  • Di lunedi, she claimed the Holocaust was not ‘about racebecause Nazis and Jews were both white
  • She then doubled down on the claim on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • Whoopi posted an apology on Twitter claiming she stood ‘corrected’ – but many are refusing to accept it
  • They say she should be fired like Sharon Osborne was from CBS or like Roseanne Barr was from ABC
  • One senior ABC News source told DailyMail.com staff are ‘lividand that the network has an ‘anti-Semitic blind spot
  • ABC has not yet commented on Whoopi’s remarks; she is due to appear on The View again at 11am Tuesday
  • con Jimmy Kimmel has been allowed to keep her job on La vista despite growing demands to be fired for claiming that the Holocaust ‘was not about raceand let off with an on-air apology despite growing calls for her to be fired.

    The 66-year-old host on Monday sparked international outrage and offense by claiming the Holocaust was not about race because Jews and Nazis are ‘two groups of white people.She then issued a Twitter apology, but later doubled down on her comments on Stephen Colbert’s late show.

    Molti – including ABC stafferscalled for her to be fired over the remarks and asked why she was allowed to keep her job when others have been fired for arguably less.

    ABC has not issued a comment on the scandal, nor has its parent company Disney. Martedì, Whoopi returned to The View where she spent the first few minutes apologizing, before cutting to her guest – Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, – to help ‘continue the conversation’.

    ‘Yesterday on our show I misspoke. I tweeted about it last night but I kind of want you to hear it from me directly. I feel a responsibility. My words upset so many people which was never my intention. I understand why. The information I got was really helpful.

    ‘I said the Holocaust wasn’t about race and was instead about man’s inhumanity to man. It is indeed about race because Hitler and the Nazis considered Jews to be the inferior race.

    ‘Words matter and mine are no exception. I regret my comments and I stand corrected,’ lei disse.

    She then introduced Jonathan Greenblatt , who spoke generally about anti-Semitism and why it is still a threat, before cutting to a commercial.

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    Whoopi Goldberg on Tuesday apologized again for her claim that the Holocaust 'wasn't racist' after a swell of people called for her to be fired

    Whoopi Goldberg on Tuesday apologized again for her claim that the Holocaust ‘wasn’t racistafter a swell of people called for her to be fired

    After apologizing, Whoopi introduced the panel's guest - Jonathan Greenblatt - the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League - to help 'continue the conversation'

    After apologizing, Whoopi introduced the panel’s guest – Jonathan Greenblatt – the CEO of the Anti-Defamation Leagueto help ‘continue the conversation

    But many are still calling for Whoopi to be fired and say she is being let off easily by getting away with just an on-air apology.


    The saga began when the panel discussed a Tennessee school removing the comic Maus from its curriculum because it contained nudity.

    Critics are now demanding that Goldberg be fired from the show.

    They pointed to other talk show hosts and TV personalities like Sharon Osborne and Roseanne Barr who were fired over making controversial remarks.

    Goldberg started off by saying: ‘Personally I am shocked because given the story of Maus I am surprised that that’s what made you uncomfortable.

    ‘It’s about the Holocaust, the killing of 6million people, but that didn’t bother you. This is white people doing it to white people so y’all go fight amongst yourselves but…’

    Dopo, she carried on: ‘Let’s be truthful about it. The Holocaust isn’t about race. It’s not about race. It’s not about race. It’s not about race. It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about.

    Co-hosts Ana Navarro, Joy Behar and Sarah Haines all argued back but she continued: ‘But these are two white groups of people? You are missing the point.

    ‘The minute you turn it into race, it goes down this alley.

    ‘Let’s talk about it for what it is, it’s how people treat each other.

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    Ahead of The View’s show on Tuesday, a senior ABC News source told DailyMail.com that staff are stunned by the network’s soft touch on her remarks, especially when it was so quick to fire Roseanne Barr over racist comments towards Valerie Jarrett.

    ‘There is a blind spot on The View when it comes to anti-Semitism. It is never a big enough hate crime for them.

    ‘These comments are absolutely abhorrent and outrageous and it’s time Disney and ABC grew a pair and fired her,’ ha detto la fonte.

    ‘Disney took swift action and fired Roseanne Barr when she posted the awful tweet about Valerie Jarrett, yet Whoopi made her vile comments on ABC’s air and they do nothing about it? Where is the leadership from within Disney? Peter Rice needs to step up and do his job and fire Whoopi.

    ‘How is this appropriate at all? What message do we send as a company? Why is there one rule for Whoopi Goldberg – who gets a pass on everything and another rule for everyone else?’ ha detto la fonte.

    They added that the comment on Monday was only the latest in a string of inflammatory claims made by Whoopi, who previously defended Bill Cosby on the show.

    ‘We were all outraged when Whoopi was defending Bill Cosby and ABC had to bring [legal analyst] Dan Abrams on the show to help her understand that her views surrounding Cosby were extremely problematic. This was after fifty women, FIFTY, had come forward with serious allegations about him.

    ‘People are livid within the news division as it completely undermines our credibility.

    The source also alleged that former host Meghan McCain previously pitched the victim of a Jewish hate crime as a guest on the show but that she was told to conduct the interview for online only.

    McCain left the show after being routinely marginalized for her Conservative views.

    Among those who fumed over Goldberg being allowed to stay on the show was Piers Morgan.

    ‘Sharon Osbourne was fired from The Talk for defending me against a fake charge of racism. Whoopi Goldberg said on The View yesterday that the Holocaust ‘wasn’t about race’, which for Jewish people is about as racist a comment as anyone could make.

    ‘Bet she doesn’t lose her job,’ Egli ha detto.

    Osborne was fired from The Talk, a CBS show, for defending Morgan against allegations he was racist because he did not believe everything the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, disse.

    The Consular General of Israel invited Goldberg on Monday to take a tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage to learn about the Holocaust

    The Consular General of Israel invited Goldberg on Monday to take a tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage to learn about the Holocaust

    Others have compared Whoopi’s situation to that of Joe Rogan, the Spotify podcast host who was admonished by musicians because he hosted anti-vax opinions on his show.

    Spotify is standing by him and adding a content advisory warning to his shows, ignoring the demands of musicians like Joni Mitchell and Neil Young who threatened to pull their music off the streaming site because they disagreed with Rogan.

    Rogan has never disclosed his vaccination status. It’s unclear if he is pro or against it but the very fact he was giving a platform to the topic of anti-vaxxing was enough, loro hanno detto, to constitute disinformation.

    Her co-hosts have not yet publicly commented on her remarks.

    Whoopi posted this apology on Twitter on Monday night after sparking outrage

    Whoopi posted this apology on Twitter on Monday night after sparking outrage