Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes Again After Repeating Holocaust Slur That Got Her Suspended From ‘The View’
At 67-years-old, Whoopi Goldberg has found herself on the verge of cancellation. The actress, who is one of only 17 entertainers to win the EGOT (emmy, grammy, academy award and tony), is facing lots of backlash after repeating the same Holocaust slur that got her suspended from ‘The View‘ last February.
During a recent interview with The Sunday Times of London, Goldberg told the reporter the following:
My best friend said, ‘Not for nothing is there no box on the census for the Jewish race. So that leads me to believe that we’re probably not a race.’
The reporter interjected, reminding Goldberg that Nazis saw Jews as a race, and that’s when Goldberg replied with this nonsense:
Yes, but that’s the killer, isn’t it? The oppressor is telling you what you are. Why are you believing them? They’re Nazis. Why believe what they’re saying?
I’m not even sure what that means, honestly. She’s saying there’s no such thing as a Jewish race, but the Nazis killed Jews because of their race, but why did anyone listen to them because they were wrong? Huh?
Anyway, the interview went viral for obvious reasons and Goldberg was forced to apologize once again. She claims that in this most recent interview, she was simply referencing her past hurtful remarks, not doubling down on them.
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.
I suppose we’ll give her the benefit of the doubt, but it certainly sounded like she was doubling down on it in the interview, although perhaps that’s how the reporter wanted it to sound.