Whoopi Goldberg is allegedly under fire following her controversial remarks claiming the Holocaust wasn’t “about race.” Though Goldberg apologized that night via Twitter and again on The View the following day, insiders at ABC are claiming the actress is in deep trouble with the network and worried about “death threats” coming her way from angry viewers.
While discussing a Tennessee school board’s recent decision to ban the graphic novel Maus, which is about a Holocaust survivor, Whoopi Goldberg made a controversial statement on The View that she’s been universally criticized for making. During the segment, Goldberg said, “The Holocaust isn’t about race. No, it’s not about race,” adding, “It’s about man’s inhumanity to man.”
Though her co-hosts tried to correct Goldberg, with Ana Navarro arguing, “Well, it’s about white supremacy. That’s what it’s about. It’s about going after Jews and Gypsies.” Goldberg wasn’t hearing it, though.
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“But these are two groups of white people,” insisted Goldberg. “You’re missing the point. The minute you turn it into a race, it goes down this alley. Let’s talk about it for what it is. It’s how people treat each other. It’s a problem. It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white because black, white, Jews, Italians, everybody eats each other.”
After a swift backlash over her claims that the Holocaust was “not about race,” Goldberg took to Twitter to apologize, writing in part, “I stand corrected,” adding, “The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never waiver. I’m sorry for the hurt I have caused.”
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Goldberg followed that apology up with another on air the next day on The View, saying, “I tweeted about it last night but I kind of want you to hear it from me directly. I feel a responsibility.” She continued, “My words upset so many people, which was never my intention. I understand why. The information I got was really helpful.”