Liberal chatterbox Whoopi Goldberg is finding herself in hot water after claiming that Hitler’s genocide of the Jews wasn’t “about race.”
Goldberg, a co-host of The View, left viewers stunned and bewildered Monday when she described the Holocaust as a fight amongst white people, NewsBusters reported.
Shocking Holocaust ignorance
The host made the ignorant comments during an on-air skewering by the show’s liberal hosts of a Tennessee school district that removed a book about the Holocaust from its curriculum because of nudity and explicit language.
After Joy Behar blasted the move as a disingenuous attempt to stop children from learning history “that makes white people look bad,” Goldberg took things a step further. “Well, this is white people doing it to white people. So, this is y’all go fight amongst yourselves,” she said.
The hosts moved on to excoriating Republican efforts to ban critical race theory in schools, with Behar claiming that progressive indoctrination is not meant to make white kids feel guilty, as many believe.
The agreeable conversation turned into an awkward argument when Goldberg inaccurately claimed, with a straight face, that the Holocaust is “not about race.” She insisted her co-hosts were “missing the point” that the lesson of the Holocaust is about the brutality of human beings, again claiming that the Nazi genocide was between “two white groups of people.”
Goldberg’s comments prompted a firestorm of controversy and rumors that ABC might fire her, the New York Post reported.
The TV personality attempted to clean up some of the damage with a hostage statement to liberal high priest Stephen Colbert Monday evening, who helped massage her apology even as Goldberg appeared to once again claim that the Holocaust was an example of whites “fighting each other.”
She explained that, as a Black woman, “I think of race as being something that I can see.” But the humiliation continued Tuesday with an apology from Goldberg at the start of The View, saying, “I regret my comments, and I stand corrected. I also stand with the Jewish people.”
She proceeded to receive a paddling from Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League, a self-styled anti-hate group that has faced criticism for promoting censorship of conservatives.
Greenblatt explained to Goldberg what the Holocaust was really about and urged her to use her show “to educate people to realize that anti-Semitism remains a clear and present danger.”