Whoopi Goldberg Clarifies Revisited Controversial Holocaust Comments

Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes After Doubling Down on Controversial Holocaust Comments: 'I'm Still Learning a Lot'

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Revisiting her scandal. Whoopi Goldberg issued an apology after seemingly doubling down on previous controversial statements concerning the Holocaust.

Throughout an interview with The Sunday Occasions, which was posted on Saturday, December 24, Goldberg, 67, admitted she doesn’t perceive why her stance that the Holocaust was not “about race” acquired main backlash.

“My greatest good friend stated, ‘Not for nothing is there no field on the census for the Jewish race. In order that leads me to consider that we’re most likely not a race,’” the View cohost claimed whereas standing by her unique place. “Bear in mind who they have been killing first. They weren’t killing racial; they have been killing bodily. They have been killing individuals they thought of to be mentally faulty. After which they made this resolution.”

The actress famous that she nonetheless didn’t perceive the outrage round her feedback. “It doesn’t change the truth that you may not inform a Jew on a avenue,” she said. “You can discover me. You couldn’t discover them. That was the purpose I used to be making. However you’ll have thought that I’d taken a giant outdated smelly dump on the desk, butt bare.”

Shortly after Goldberg’s stance as soon as once more made headlines, she broke her silence with a press release.

“Lately whereas doing press in London, I used to be requested about my feedback from earlier this yr. I attempted to convey to the reporter what I had stated and why, and tried to recount that point,” she informed E! Information on Tuesday, December 27. “It was by no means my intention to seem as if I used to be doubling down on hurtful feedback, particularly after speaking with and listening to individuals like rabbis and outdated and new associates weighing in. I’m nonetheless studying rather a lot and consider me, I heard the whole lot everybody stated to me.”

Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes After Doubling Down on Controversial Holocaust Comments: 'I'm Still Learning a Lot'

Whoopi Goldberg on ‘The View.’
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The Sister Act star continued: “I consider that the Holocaust was about race, and I’m nonetheless as sorry now as I used to be then that I upset, harm and angered individuals. My honest apologies once more, particularly to everybody who thought this was a contemporary rehash of the topic. I promise it was not. On this time of rising antisemitism, I wish to be very clear after I say that I all the time stood with the Jewish individuals and all the time will. My assist for them has not wavered and by no means will.”

Earlier this yr, Goldberg was suspended from The View for 2 weeks after arguing with cohost Pleasure Behar that the Holocaust was “about man’s inhumanity to man.” After the January episode acquired backlash, the New York native walked again her unique viewpoint.

“I stated one thing that I really feel a duty for not leaving unexamined as a result of my phrases upset so many individuals, which was by no means my intention,” she stated on the speak present on the time. “And I perceive why now, and for that I’m deeply, deeply grateful as a result of the data I bought was actually useful and it helped me perceive some various things.”