Once again, The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg is walking back her comments, in which she claims that the Holocaust was not racial because it was “white on white violence.”
She said last weekend during an interview with the Sunday Times, “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. And then they made this decision.”
The interviewer noted that Nazis did not see the Jews as white people, but rather a subhuman race, to which Goldberg replied, “Yes, but that’s the killer, isn’t it?”
“The oppressor is telling you what you are,” she continued.” Why are you believing them? They’re Nazis. Why believe what they’re saying?”
“It doesn’t change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street,” Goldberg said. “You could find me. You couldn’t find them. That was the point I was making.”
On Tuesday, she issued an apology for her remarks.
“I believe that the Holocaust was about race, and I am still as sorry now as I was then that I upset, hurt and angered people,” Goldberg said. “In this time of rising antisemitism, I want to be very clear when I say that I always stood with the Jewish people and always will. My support for them has not wavered and never will.”
Her full statement is as follows:
Recently while doing press in London, I was asked about my comments from earlier this year. I tried to convey to the reporter what I had said and why, and attempted to recount that time. It was never my intention to appear as if I was doubling down on hurtful comments, especially after talking with and hearing people like rabbis and old and new friends weighing in. I’m still learning a lot and believe me, I heard everything everyone said to me. I believe that the Holocaust was about race, and I am still as sorry now as I was then that I upset, hurt and angered people. My sincere apologies again, especially to everyone who thought this was a fresh rehash of the subject. I promise it was not. In this time of rising antisemitism, I want to be very clear when I say that I always stood with the Jewish people and always will. My support for them has not wavered and never will.
However, this is not her first time making these comments and not her first time walking them back either. In January, she was suspended from The View for two weeks for stating that the Holocaust was “not about race” but rather “about man’s inhumanity to man.”
She added that it wasn’t about race because Nazis and Jews were “two white groups of people.”
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Just one day after her statement she apologized, “Yesterday on the show I misspoke. [The Holocaust] is indeed about race, because Hitler and the Nazis considered the Jews to be an inferior race. Now, words matter, and mine are no exception. I regret my comments and I stand corrected. I also stand with the Jewish people.”
Despite her apology, she was will suspended for two weeks for her “wrong and hurtful comments,” ABC President Kim Godwin announced. “The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities.”
I wonder if she will see a suspension this time, or perhaps be terminated completely.