Suspension ended: Whoopi Goldberg is back on “The View”

Deepak Gupta February 15, 2022
Updated 2022/02/15 at 6:27 PM

Whoopi Goldberg (66) is back in the American TV show “The View”. She was previously suspended by ABC News for two weeks after there was massive criticism of the 66-year-old. The reason: In an episode of “The View” she had declared that the Holocaust was “not about race”. The moderator apologized shortly thereafter.

On her return to the show, she said, according to CNN, “There’s a wonderful thing about being on a show like this because we’re ‘The View’ and that’s what we do.” She added, “Sometimes we don’t do it as elegantly as we could,” but it takes five minutes “to get important information on issues”: “And we try to do that every day, and I want to thank everyone who reached out during my absence.” , so the 66-year-old. She said: “It’s an honor to be able to sit around this table and have these conversations because they matter. They are important to us as a nation and even more important to us as people.” Goldberg did not specifically mention her suspension, according to the report.

“Incorrect and hurtful comments”

The broadcaster announced its forced break in early February: “With immediate effect, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks because of her false and hurtful comments,” Kim Godwin, president of ABC News, said on Twitter at the time. “Although Whoopi has apologized, I asked her to take the time to reflect and learn more about the impact of her comments,” Godwin said. “Everyone at ABC News stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, families and communities”.

Goldberg previously apologized for her statement right after the show. She tweeted on February 1, “I said on today’s show that the Holocaust is ‘not about race, it’s about man’s inhumanity to man.’ I should have said it’s about both.”

She also wrote: “As Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League shared, the Holocaust was about the systematic extermination of the Jewish people by the Nazis, who considered them an inferior race. I’ll correct myself.” Whoopi Goldberg concluded her post by saying, “The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never change. I apologize for the pain I’ve caused.” She signed the note, “Written with my sincerest apologies, Whoopi Goldberg.”

The actress also apologized on the show “The View” before the suspension: “Yesterday on our show I expressed myself incorrectly. I tweeted about it last night but I want you to hear it direct from me,” she said. It was never her intention to upset so many people. “I now understand why and for that I am deeply grateful. The information I received was really helpful and helped me understand a few different things.”


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