Whoopi Goldberg was suspended from ABC’s “The View” Tuesday evening after she claimed the Holocaust was “not about race.”
“Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for her wrong and hurtful comments,” ABC News President Kim Godwin tweeted.
“While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments.”
Goldberg, 66, claimed Nazis and Jews were both white on Monday’s program, and repeated the statement on “Late Night With Steven Colbert that evening.” She walked back the remarks on Twitter later that night amid widespread outrage.
“As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared, ‘The Holocaust was about the Nazi’s systematic annihilation of the Jewish people — who they deemed to be an inferior race.’ I stand corrected,” she wrote.Her suspension from the talk show came as some ABC insiders insisted that her apology wasn’t enough and demanded she be fired.