ABC suspends Whoopi Goldberg comment on Holocaust . disaster
On Monday’s program, Ms. Goldberg discussed the recent decision of the Tennessee school district to delete a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust from its curriculum. On Monday night, she released a statement sorry them. On Tuesday, she said she’s learned from the experience.
“It was really about race because Hitler and the Nazis saw the Jews as an inferior race,” she said. “Now, words matter, and mine is no exception. I’m sorry about my comments, as I said, and I’m here to correct them. I am also on the side of the Jewish people, as they know and as you all know because I have always done that. ”
During an appearance on Tuesday’s show, Jonathan Greenblatt, executive director of the Anti-Defamation League, said it’s important to fight hate and misinformation about the Holocaust.
“The Holocaust has happened and we need to learn from this genocide if we are to prevent future tragedies,” Mr. Greenblatt said.
Mr. Greenblatt suggested that “The View” should consider adding a Jewish presenter to its panel.
“Think of having a Jewish host on this show who can bring up these anti-Semitism issues who can bring these representational issues to ‘The View’ every day. ,” I said.
In many previous interviews, 66-year-old Goldberg has said that, although she is not religious, she identifies as Jewish and adopted her distinctive stage name in part because of her family heritage. there. She was born Caryn Johnson.
In 1994, Mrs. Goldberg mentioned her legacy in an interview with Orlando Sentinel, after the Anti-Defamation League criticized a recipe she contributed to a charity cookbook for “Jewish-American princess fried chicken”. She said it meant having to tongue to cheek.