Whoopi Goldberg Suspended from ABC TV After Making Concerns about Holocaust
The American TV channel ABC has suspended Whoopi Goldberg. The actress had made dubious statements about the Holocaust in her talk show, which provoked a lot of outrage. As a result, Goldberg will not be on screen for two weeks.
Goldberg had already apologized for the statements on Monday. The presenter and actress, known for her Sister act, had said in her talk show The view that “The Holocaust was not about race, but about the inhumanity of people against their fellow human beings.
It involved two groups of white people.” That statement provoked outrage among Jewish organizations in the United States. “Newsflash, Whoopi Goldberg: 6 million of us were gassed, starved and slaughtered for being considered an inferior race by the Nazis,” according to StopAntisemitism.org. “How dare you minimize our trauma and suffering!”
Goldberg’s apology wasn’t enough for ABC CEO Kim Godwin. “Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks after her comments, which were misplaced and harmful,” it said on Twitter.