Appearing with her host Joy BeharSara Haines, and Ana NavarroGoldberg is discussing the Tennessee school board’s choice to ban Mausa graphic novel about the Holocaust in which six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis.
After talking about the graphic novel, Goldberg said: “Let’s be honest about it because the Holocaust is not about race. Is not. It’s not about race! “
She is constantly trying to prove her point that the Holocaust is about “the inhumanity of man to man” despite her co-hosts dissuading her to remind her that Jews in Nazi Germany was a different race”.
“But you are missing points! You’re missing the point,” Goldberg insisted, adding, “As soon as you make it a race, it’s going down this alley. Let’s talk about it for what it is. That’s how people treat each other. That is the problem.”
Goldberg’s comments sparked an immediate backlash on social media, with one person tweeting: “Some Holocaust education would give Whoopi a good world.”
Another user wrote: “Whoopi’s ignorance is terrifying.”
Appear on Late Show with Stephen Colbert that same day, Goldberg said it “never [her intention]“To upset people with her comment.
“I think it was an outstanding discussion because as a Black person, I think race is something that I can see. People were very angry and they said ‘no no, we are one race – and I understand,’ she told Colbert.
“People, you know, decided I was all the other stuff I really wasn’t. I am deeply torn when I am told these things about myself. And I understand, people are angry. I accept that and I did it to myself,” she continued. “This is my thought process and I will work hard to stop thinking that way.”
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Earlier that evening, Goldberg offered his “most sincere apology” for hurting Jews “around the world” in a Twitter post.
The 66-year-old wrote: “On today’s show I said the Holocaust ‘is not about race but about man’s inhumanity to man.’ I should have said it was about both. ”
“As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared, ‘The Holocaust is about the systematic extermination of the Jews by the Nazis, whom they considered an inferior race. again. ”
Greenblatt is the sixth national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, an organization whose mission is to fight anti-Semitism and ensure justice for Jews. Previously, he served in the White House as Special Assistant to former US president Barack Obama, and as director of the Office of Social Innovation and Citizen Participation.
Greenblatt retweeted Goldberg’s apology, thanking her for “recognizing the Holocaust for what happened.”
“The Holocaust is about the systematic extermination of the Jews by the Nazis, whom they considered an inferior race,” he said earlier in response to Goldberg’s remarks.
“They dehumanize and use racist propaganda to justify the slaughter of six million Jews. Holocaust distortion is very dangerous”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/whoopi-goldberg-holocaust-race-colbert-b2004871.html Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for ‘dangerous’ comments about Holocaust: ‘As a Black, I think race is something I can see’