Whoopi Goldberg Suspended From 'The View' for Two Weeks Over Holocaust Remarks

© AP Photo / Antonio CalanniAmerican actress Whoopi Goldberg poses for photographers at the 2020 Pirelli Calendar event in Verona, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
American actress Whoopi Goldberg poses for photographers at the 2020 Pirelli Calendar event in Verona, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.02.2022
Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended for two weeks from the daytime talk show "The View" for remarks she made regarding the Holocaust. The Academy Award winning actress has faced significant backlash for saying "the Holocaust isn't about race" on Monday's live broadcast.
Kim Godwin, ABC News president, released a statement on Tuesday explaining her decision to suspend Goldberg for two weeks.

"I want to follow up with you regarding Whoopi Goldberg's comments on 'The View' yesterday that were misinformed, upsetting and hurtful. I have made the decision to suspend Whoopi from the 'The View' for two weeks effective immediately," Godwin's statement read.

She added, "The culture at ABC News is one that is driven, kind, inclusive, respectful, and transparent. Whoopi's comments do not align with those values."

Sources have indicated that Goldberg’s co-hosts on "The View," Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, and Ana Navarro are fuming over the network’s decision. It is uncertain if Goldberg's co-hosts are disappointed by the network's slow reprimand or the severity of it.
An ABC executive told The Daily Beast, “People are really upset and don’t understand why [the suspension] took two days.”
Goldberg opened the Tuesday episode of "The View" by apologizing, which came after she previously apologized for the remarks during Monday's episode of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert."
"Yesterday on our show, I misspoke. I tweeted about it last night but I want you to hear it from me directly. I said something that I feel a responsibility for not leaving unexamined, because 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 was really helpful, and it helped me understand some different things."
The moment in question came on Monday's episode of "The View", when the topic veered to the subject of the graphic novel "Maus" being banned in a Tennessee school district. Goldberg offered an unfiltered opinion on the Holocaust and was met with resistance from fellow co-host Joy Behar.
"Maus" depicts Art Spiegelman's father's experience as a Polish jew and Holocaust survivor. The iconic graphic novel has been described as a memoir, biography, history, fiction, and autobiography, and remains the only graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize.
Goldberg has been a co-host and moderator on "The View" since 2007. The show is one of the most-watched daytime television programs in the United States.
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