Whoopi Goldberg expressed regret Tuesday for saying on “The View” a day earlier that race was not a factor in the Holocaust, saying she was “extremely, deeply grateful” for learned about this topic.
“The View” brought in Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League and author of “It Could Happen Here,” to discuss why her words hurt. love.
Greenblatt said “The View,” in the market for a new co-host following the departure last summer of Meghan McCain, should consider hiring a Jewish woman to keep the issue anti-Semitism. Jews are in the forefront.
Goldberg apologized via social media late Monday for her remarks on the show that day, where she said the Holocaust was “not about race… it’s about human inhumanity towards humanity.” others.” Show participants talked about the Tennessee school board’s ban on “Maus,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about Nazi death camps during World War II.
“I miss,” Goldberg said at the opening of the show Tuesday.
“My words upset a lot of people, it was never my intention,” she said. “I understand why now and for that, I am incredibly, deeply grateful that the information I received was really helpful and helped me make sense of a number of different things.”
“Words matter, and mine is no exception,” she says. I’m sorry about my comments and like I said, I’ve corrected my mistake and I’m on the side of the Jews as they know and you all know, because I’ve always done that. ”
Greenblatt says that many people in the 21st century see race as simply about people of color. But Nazi leader Adolf Hitler saw the Jews as an inferior race, which he used to justify the murders.
Goldberg’s apology via Twitter on Monday night, where she said she was sorry for the hurt she had caused, was greeted by Jewish leaders in America and the president of the Holocaust memorial Israel’s nation invited her to visit education.
Yad Vashem President Dani Dayan said “Goldberg’s apology and clarification is very important,” said Yad Vashem president Dani Dayan, who invited her to the World Holocaust Memorial Center in Jerusalem to “find out” more about the causes, events, and consequences of the Holocaust.” His statement said Goldberg’s initial comments indicated “a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of the Holocaust and of anti-Semitism.”
On Monday’s episode of “The View,” Goldberg expressed surprise that some Tennessee school board members were uncomfortable about nudity in “Maus.”
“I mean, it’s about the Holocaust, which killed six million people, but doesn’t that bother you?” she speaks. “If you’re going to do this, then be honest about it. Because the Holocaust isn’t about race. No, it’s not about race.”
She continued that line despite objections from some of her fellow panelists.
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