- Whoopi Goldberg doubled down on her comments that the Holocaust “wasn’t about race.”
- “You can’t tell a Jew in the street,” she told the Times of London, but “you can find me.”
- Gulberg made similar comments in January before he was temporarily suspended from “The View.”
Whoopi Goldberg doubled down on her comments that the Holocaust was ‘It’s not about race’ which she made before she was temporarily suspended from co-hosting the TV talk show “The View” in February.
In a new interview with London TimesGoldberg said that the Holocaust was not “originally” about race.
“Remember who they were killing first,” she said. “They weren’t killing racist; they were killing physically. They were killing people they considered mentally ill.”
She also questioned whether the Jewish people were a “race” compared to herself as a black person.
“It doesn’t change the fact that you can’t tell a Jew on the street,” Goldberg said. “You can find me. You can’t find them. That was the point I was thinking. But you would have thought I took a big stinky old dump on the counter, naked.”
The Nazis defined the Jews as a race, and murdered six million people in an attempt to depopulate them, according to the Nazis United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
When asked about the fact that the Nazis classified the Jews as a race, Goldberg replied, “The oppressor tells you what you are. Why do you believe them? They are Nazis. Why do you believe what they say?”
Goldberg made her initial comments about the Holocaust on “The View” on January 31 during a debate The Tennessee School Board’s decision to ban The graphic novel Mouse, written by Art Spiegelman, is about the Holocaust.
She said the Holocaust was about “white people doing it to white people”, not about race but about “man’s inhumanity to man”.
Goldberg drew widespread criticism following the comments, which led to her issuing an apology at the time.
“I’m sorry for the hurt I caused,” Goldberg said in a statement following her comments. As the Anti-Defamation League’s Jonathan Greenblatt put it, “The Holocaust was about the systematic extermination of the Jewish people – whom they viewed as an inferior race”. I stand right.”
Neither Goldberg nor representatives for “The View” immediately responded to Insider’s request for comment.
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