Outrage as Whoopi Goldberg claims ‘Holocaust is not about race’: The View star stuns co-hosts by insisting it was about ‘man’s inhumanity to man’ because Nazis targeted ‘two white groups’
- Goldberg, 66, made the comment on The View on Monday afternoon
- She said because the Nazis and Jews were ‘two groups of white people’, it wasn’t about race
- Her co-hosts were stunned by the comment and viewers were immediately outraged
- Ana Navarro, Joy Behar and Sarah Haines all argued with her that it was an example of white supremacy
- Whoopi insisted that it was ‘man’s inhumanity to man’; she earlier said: ‘This is white people doing it to white people so y’all go fight amongst yourselves but’
- She was immediately slammed by viewers who labeled her anti-Semitic
- ABC declined to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com on Monday
Whoopi Goldberg claimed on Monday that the Holocaust ‘was not about race’ because it involved ‘two groups of white people’ and instead was an example of ‘man’s inhumanity to man’.
Goldberg made the astonishing comments on The View, the ABC show where she is the only black co-host. It stunned her colleagues and sparked outrage among viewers.
The panel had been discussing a Tennessee school removing the comic Maus from its curriculum because it contained nudity.
Whoopi started off by saying: ‘Personally I am shocked because given the story of Maus I am surprised that that’s what made you uncomfortable.
‘It’s about the Holocaust, the killing of 6million people, but that didn’t bother you. This is white people doing it to white people so y’all go fight amongst yourselves but…’
Later, she carried on: ‘Let’s be truthful about it. The Holocaust isn’t about race. It’s not about race. It’s not about race. It’s not about race. It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about.’
Co-hosts Ana Navarro, Joy Behar and Sarah Haines all argue d back but she continued: ‘But these are two white groups of people? You are missing the point. The minute you turn it into race, it goes down this alley. Let’s talk about it for what it is, it’s how people treat each other.’
Among those to have condemned her comments is Stop Antisemitism, a non-profit organization which tweeted: ‘Newsflash @WhoopiGoldberg. 6 million of us were gassed, starved and massacred because we were deemed an inferior race by the Nazis. How dare you minimize our trauma and suffering!’
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Whoopi Goldberg sparked outrage by claiming on The View that the Holocaust was ‘not about race’ because it’s ‘two white groups of people’.
Navarro pointed out to her how the Nazis persecuted Jews and ‘Gypsies’, targeting t them as white supremacists.
Haines tried to point out that Nazis didn’t consider Jews ‘white’ but it did not resonate with Goldberg.
There was immediate backlash on Twitter.
”WTF? This is insane. The extermination of 6 million Jews wasn’t about race??? Will any rock stars or renegade royals now boycott Whoopi Goldberg and/or ABC for this dangerous misinformation?’ tweeted Piers Morgan.
Meghan McCain, a former View co-host who left the show last year after feeling marginalized for her Conservative views, tweeted: ‘Antisemitism is a cancer and a poison that is increasingly excused in our culture and television – and permeates spaces that should shock us all.’
Survivor children in the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau after the liberation, 1945. Godlberg said it wasn’t an act of racism because it involved two white groups
Michael Rappaport filmed a video of himself railing against Goldberg.
‘Whoopi Goldberg, love you big fan – you went on your show and said the Holocaust wasn’t about race.
‘Yes it f*****g was! It was all and only about race! It was about “kill the Jews. They’re not white, they’re Jewish.”
‘That’s like saying slavery wasn’t about race. You need to apologize. You need to explain yourself. Not good, not cool.’
ABC declined to comment on Monday afternoon.