Whoopi Goldberg has taken over headlines recently. Goldberg unleashed chaos on ABC’s “The View” on Monday. She had some controversial remarks which pulled in attention from all sorts of places.
During the talk show, the group were discussing Tennessee school district’s recent ban of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel “Maus” about a Holocaust survivor. Goldberg insisted during the show that the mass genocide was broader than a race-based injustice.
“The Holocaust isn’t about race. No, it’s not about race,” Goldberg, 66, said repeatedly. “It’s about man’s inhumanity to man.” Other “View” co-hosts disagreed with Goldberg’s argument. Political strategist Ana Navarro interrupted to say, “Well, it’s about white supremacy. That’s what it’s about,” Ana added, “It’s about going after Jews and Gypsies.” Goldberg quickly retorted,
“But these are two groups of white people, You’re missing the point. The minute you turn it into 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.”
It was a stark contrast to Goldberg’s usual role on the show. She’s typically a voice of reason on the show who jumps in to offer her well-timed eye roll or strategic non-reaction. However, this time she’s on the other side of speaking non-sense. Her comments resulted in swift backlash against her.
The veteran actress soon started trending on Twitter as people were quick to call out Goldberg’s controversial remarks. A user called for Whoopi to be fired from the show over her comments. Soon after Whoopi addressed the public backlash and took to Twitter to apologize for her comments
You can check out Whoopi’s tweet as well as some reactions from fans below.
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