People demand Whoopi Goldberg is fired from 'The View' after latest Holocaust comments

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By Nasima Khatun

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Whoopi Goldberg has recently doubled down on the controversial comments she made about the Holocaust which has sparked intense backlash, so much so that people are calling for her to be fired from The View.

It all started back in February when the 67-year-old said the genocide that saw the brutal murder of approximately 6 million Jewish people was "not about race."

During an episode of The View on January 31, Goldberg said the Holocaust "is white people doing it to white people."

"Y'all go fight amongst yourselves..."

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Goldberg faced criticism for her remarks that the Holocaust was "not about race." Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

"If you're going to do this, let's be truthful about it because the Holocaust isn't about race," Goldberg continued. "No. It's not about race! It's about man's inhumanity to man. That's what it's about."

That night, the Sister Act star was forced to apologize for her comments after being slammed for her insensitivity and ignorance.

"I'm sorry for the hurt I have caused," Goldberg said in a statement the night of January 31. "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 was also suspended from her position on the talk show but was later reinstated again.

Now, in a new interview, the talk show co-host has doubled down on her initially controversial remarks.

In a new interview with The Times, Goldberg said the Holocaust was not originally about race.

"Remember who they were killing first. They were not killing racial; they were killing physical. They were killing people they considered to be mentally defective," she said.

She also questioned whether Jewish people were even a "race" compared to Black people like herself.

"It doesn't change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street," Goldberg continued. "You could find me. You couldn't find them. That was the point I was making. But you would have thought that I'd taken a big old stinky dump on the table, butt naked."

Of course, her comments sparked backlash yet again - and rightly so.

"Holocaust distortion is Holocaust denial. Holocaust denial is antisemitism," tweeted the Political Jew. "Whoopi Goldberg must not just be suspended; we've already been there. She must be fired, period. Revisionism has no place on television."

"If you’ve been corrected and yet make the same nonsensical claims about a community or historical event, one can only conclude you are bigoted and prejudiced. When will Karen Johnson aka ‘Whoopi Goldberg’ be fired from @TheView," agreed another.

A third echoed the same sentiment, saying: "The nicest bigots are the worst. I don't care that you worked with her - she's a loathsome anti-Semitic and needs to be fired by ABC-TV."

Contrary to the 67-year-old's misinformed comments, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum reported that the Nazis did in fact refer to the Jewish people as a "race."

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Goldberg's comments about the Holocaust led to widespread anger. Credit: Eddie Gerald / Alamy

"Regarding the Jewish religion as irrelevant, the Nazis attributed a wide variety of negative stereotypes about Jews and 'Jewish' behavior to an unchanging biologically determined heritage that drove the 'Jewish race,' like other races, to struggle to survive by expansion at the expense of other races," the article stated.

When Goldberg was originally asked about the fact that the Nazis classified Jewish people as a race, she responded: "The oppressor is telling you what you are. Why are you believing them? They're Nazis. Why believe what they're saying?"

So far, there have been no further comments made by Goldberg or ABC on the interview.

Featured Image Credit: REUTERS / Alamy

People demand Whoopi Goldberg is fired from 'The View' after latest Holocaust comments

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By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Whoopi Goldberg has recently doubled down on the controversial comments she made about the Holocaust which has sparked intense backlash, so much so that people are calling for her to be fired from The View.

It all started back in February when the 67-year-old said the genocide that saw the brutal murder of approximately 6 million Jewish people was "not about race."

During an episode of The View on January 31, Goldberg said the Holocaust "is white people doing it to white people."

"Y'all go fight amongst yourselves..."

wp-image-1263186186 size-large
Goldberg faced criticism for her remarks that the Holocaust was "not about race." Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

"If you're going to do this, let's be truthful about it because the Holocaust isn't about race," Goldberg continued. "No. It's not about race! It's about man's inhumanity to man. That's what it's about."

That night, the Sister Act star was forced to apologize for her comments after being slammed for her insensitivity and ignorance.

"I'm sorry for the hurt I have caused," Goldberg said in a statement the night of January 31. "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 was also suspended from her position on the talk show but was later reinstated again.

Now, in a new interview, the talk show co-host has doubled down on her initially controversial remarks.

In a new interview with The Times, Goldberg said the Holocaust was not originally about race.

"Remember who they were killing first. They were not killing racial; they were killing physical. They were killing people they considered to be mentally defective," she said.

She also questioned whether Jewish people were even a "race" compared to Black people like herself.

"It doesn't change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street," Goldberg continued. "You could find me. You couldn't find them. That was the point I was making. But you would have thought that I'd taken a big old stinky dump on the table, butt naked."

Of course, her comments sparked backlash yet again - and rightly so.

"Holocaust distortion is Holocaust denial. Holocaust denial is antisemitism," tweeted the Political Jew. "Whoopi Goldberg must not just be suspended; we've already been there. She must be fired, period. Revisionism has no place on television."

"If you’ve been corrected and yet make the same nonsensical claims about a community or historical event, one can only conclude you are bigoted and prejudiced. When will Karen Johnson aka ‘Whoopi Goldberg’ be fired from @TheView," agreed another.

A third echoed the same sentiment, saying: "The nicest bigots are the worst. I don't care that you worked with her - she's a loathsome anti-Semitic and needs to be fired by ABC-TV."

Contrary to the 67-year-old's misinformed comments, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum reported that the Nazis did in fact refer to the Jewish people as a "race."

wp-image-1263186188 size-large
Goldberg's comments about the Holocaust led to widespread anger. Credit: Eddie Gerald / Alamy

"Regarding the Jewish religion as irrelevant, the Nazis attributed a wide variety of negative stereotypes about Jews and 'Jewish' behavior to an unchanging biologically determined heritage that drove the 'Jewish race,' like other races, to struggle to survive by expansion at the expense of other races," the article stated.

When Goldberg was originally asked about the fact that the Nazis classified Jewish people as a race, she responded: "The oppressor is telling you what you are. Why are you believing them? They're Nazis. Why believe what they're saying?"

So far, there have been no further comments made by Goldberg or ABC on the interview.

Featured Image Credit: REUTERS / Alamy