ABC insiders and executives at Disney are livid over Whoopi Goldberg’s comments about the Holocaust not being about race. Six million Jews were sent to their deaths and it is not about race? It’s like something Maxine Waters or Nancy Pelosi would say. You can add The Squad to that list.
“The Holocaust isn’t about race. No, it’s not about race. It’s not about race. It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about.”
Sparks fly as The View panel confronts Whoopi after she says "the Holocaust isn't about race. No. It's not about race."
"Well, the considered Jews a different race," Joy Behar says.
"But it's about white supremacy. It's about going after Jews and Gypsies," Ana Navarro adds. pic.twitter.com/GZwZSi2qXi
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 31, 2022
Whoopi apologized, but it was a weak apology at best:
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) February 1, 2022
“I understand why now, and for that, I am deeply, deeply grateful because the information I got was really helpful and helped me understand some different things.”
Whoopi Goldberg (stage name) begins The View today by apologizing for her comments about the Holocaust. "I understand why now, and for that, I am deeply, deeply grateful because the information I got was really helpful and helped me understand some different things." pic.twitter.com/QvlW0CWnk2
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) February 1, 2022
According to Page Six (the gossip page of the NY Post) ABC insiders say that isn’t enough and she deserves to be fired. I doubt she would be because then ABC would be accused of racism for firing a host who made a racist comment.
Page Six reported:
There is growing fury inside ABC over Whoopi Goldberg’s controversial Holocaust claims, with insiders insisting that her apology isn’t enough and demanding that she be fired.
On Monday’s edition of “The View,” Goldberg, 66, alleged that the Holocaust was “not about race,” claiming Nazis and Jews were both white.
She doubled down on the claim on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Monday after stating via Twitter, “I stand corrected.”
However, sources tell Page Six that staffers and fellow hosts on “The View,” as well as insiders at Disney, are furious that Goldberg has not been disciplined.
“ABC staffers and Disney Network execs are saying Whoopi went way too far. And board members are not happy with her apology and want a fuller retraction. The word is that Whoopi is in ‘deep s–t,’” one ABC insider told us.
“Why does Whoopi seemingly get a pass when others don’t? Perhaps this time she won’t. Many at the network — including her fellow hosts — believe Whoopi is too controversial now for the show.”
The insider also told Page Six that the situation “isn’t just going to blow over.”
“This will cast a shadow over everything for a while. Even Joy Behar was heard saying backstage that Whoopi is ‘dead wrong’ and may not ever recover from this,” the source said. “Joy found this particularly troubling and couldn’t believe Whoopi wouldn’t stand corrected until she was forced.”