Whoopi Goldberg suspended two weeks after Holocaust comments

His apologies were not enough. Actress Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended for two weeks by ABC after claiming on Monday that the Holocaust was “not about race”.

Goldeberg sought to defend the Holocaust graphic novel Maus, recently banned from the school curriculum by the authorities of a county in the south of the United States. During the talk show broadcast on the ABC channel, The Viewthe actress lamented that classics like Mausin which cartoonist Art Spiegelman recounts the moving memories of his Holocaust survivor father, or Took no mockingbird of Harper Lee, be banned from American schools.

Then she added that the Holocaust “is not a question of race, it is a question of the inhumanity of men towards men”, remarks which immediately surprised her interlocutors on set. “I should have said it was related to both,” the Oscar-winning actress apologized on Twitter in 1991 for her role in Ghostconsidered a pioneer in the breakthrough of black actors on the American stage.

“Destruction of the Jewish People”

“As Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League (an anti-Semitism organization) said, the Holocaust was the Nazis’ systematic destruction of the Jewish people, whom they considered an inferior race” , she added.

“I am sorry that my words caused this suffering”, concluded, by presenting her “sincere apologies”, the one who recently took a stand against restrictions on abortion, discrimination against homosexuals, or for the distribution of vaccines. anti-Covid to poor countries.

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