Whoopi Goldberg sorry for the Holocaust and not for a racial remark – The Journal
Actress Whoopi Goldberg has apologized for saying the Holocaust was not about race
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Whoopi Goldberg has apologized for saying the Holocaust was not about race, comments that have sparked backlash.
She made the first comments on ABC’s ‘The View’ on Monday morning. His apology came in a tweet hours later.
“On today’s show, I said that the Holocaust ‘is not about race, but about man’s inhumanity to man.’ I should have said it’s both. As Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League shared, “The Holocaust was about the Nazis’ systematic annihilation of the Jewish people – whom they saw as an inferior race. ‘I’m corrected,’ Goldberg said.
“Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never change. I’m sorry for the hurt I’ve caused. Written with my sincere apologies, Whoopi Goldberg,” she said.
The hosts of “The View” were discussing a Tennessee school board’s banning of “Maus,” a graphic novel about Nazi death camps during World War II. The board cited nudity and profanity as reasons for banning the book, which won several literary awards, including a Pulitzer Prize.