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Whoopi Goldberg suspended from ‘The View’ following Holocaust comments

Whoopi Goldberg was suspended from ABC’s “The View” Tuesday evening after she claimed the Holocaust was “not about race.” “Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for her wrong and hurtful comments,” ABC News President Kim Godwin tweeted. “While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments.” Goldberg, 66, claimed Nazis and Jews were both white on Monday’s program, and repeated the statement on “Late Show With Steven Colbert that evening.” She walked back the remarks on Twitter later that night amid widespread outrage. “As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared, ‘The Holocaust was about the Nazi’s systematic annihilation of the Jewish people — who they deemed to be an inferior race.’ I stand corrected,” she wrote. In an email to ABC staffers, Godwin explained her decision to suspend the co-host. “Just last week I noted that the culture at ABC News is one that is driven, kind, inclusive, respectful and transparent,” she wrote. “Whoopi’s comments do not align with those values” Godwin went on to praise Goldberg for inviting an ADL representative on Tuesday’s show to discuss her offensive remarks. “Whoopi has shown through her actions of many years that she understands the horrors of the Holocaust and she started today’s show with that recognition,” Godwin wrote. Her suspension from the talk show came as some ABC insiders insisted that her apology wasn’t enough and demanded she be fired.

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