Whoopi Goldberg’s repeated her past Holocaust remarks during an interview promoting her new movie.
Over the weekend, Whoopi Goldberg doubled down on past Holocaust remarks during an interview promoting her new movie, Till. She claimed that the Holocaust wasn’t a matter of race but “white-on-white violence”. Her remark sparked outrage among the Jewish community, with its activists and members demanding Goldberg to be removed from The View, reports The Jerusalem Post.
“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,’” Goldberg told UK paper The Sunday Times.
“It wasn’t originally” about race, Goldberg continued, saying the Nazis also killed people they believed to be “mentally defective.”
Goldberg said it was wrong to use the Nazi definition that they considered Jews a race. “The oppressor is telling you what you are. Why are you believing them? They’re Nazis. Why believe what they’re saying?” she insisted.
The comment came a mere 10 months after Goldberg was suspended from ABC’s daytime talk show for insisting that the Holocaust was “not about race.” Goldberg showed little remorse for her past statement, arguing again that the Jews who were systematically killed in the Holocaust were not targeted based on their race. She added that the Nazis targeted people of African descent in addition to Jews because they were physically different, and also suggested that Jews had an easier time blending in with white people and hiding from the Nazis than black people did at the time of the Holocaust.
After giving a semi-apology at the time, some are calling for The View co-host’s termination for repeating her remarks.