Whoopi Goldberg Gets Suspended For Two Weeks For Saying The Holocaust Wasn't 'About Race'
Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended for two weeks at ABC following comments she made about the Holocaust.
The Oscar-winner copped a wave of criticism for the remarks she made on The View earlier this week.
As a result, she'll be taken off air for a fortnight.
ABC News president Kim Godwin said in a statement: "Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments.
"While Whoopi has apologized, I've asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments.
"The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities.
During a discussion on The View, Goldberg slammed the Tennessee school board for banning a book called Maus because authorities believed it was inappropriate for kids.
The school board removed it from an eighth-grade language arts curriculum because of 'bad language and the depiction of female nudity', according to The Sun.
Goldberg found it ridiculous that they would ban a book when it's educating kids about atrocities of the past.
"If you're going to do this, then let's be truthful about it," she said. "Because the Holocaust isn't about race. No, it's not about race."
She added: "It's about man's inhumanity to man...that's what it's about."
According to Peter Longerich, Adolf Hitler identified The Slavs, Gypsies, and Jewish people as being 'racially inferior' and were therefore 'considered to be a danger to the Aryan or Germanic master race'.
One of Whoopi's other co-hosts, Ana Navarro, tried to correct her by explaining how white supremacy was a core principal of the Nazi party.
Goldberg fired back by saying: "But these are two groups of white people. You're missing the point. The minute you turn it into the race, it goes down this alley."
She continued: "It doesn't matter if you're black or white because black, white, Jews ... everybody eats each other."
The actor copped loads of backlash from anti-Semitism and Jewish organisations and she's since issued an apology.
"Yesterday on the show I misspoke," Goldberg said. "[The Holocaust] is indeed about race, because Hitler and the Nazis considered the Jews to be an inferior race.
"Now, words matter, and mine are no exception. I regret my comments and I stand corrected. I also stand with the Jewish people."