Whoopi Goldberg on Monday stated that the Holocaust was “not about race” because it involved “two sets of white people,” but rather “man’s inhumanity to man.”
On ABC’s The View, Goldberg made some shocking remarks. Her coworkers were taken aback, and viewers were outraged.
The panel was debating whether or not a Tennessee school should remove the comic Maus from its curriculum due to its nudity.
Goldberg’s firing from the show is now being demanded by critics. Other talk show hosts and TV celebrities, such as Sharon Osborne and Roseanne Barr, have been sacked for making offensive remarks, according to them.
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 6 million 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.’
Some Twitter users of course weren’t tolerant of her opinion. She was slammed immediately after and an online petition for ABC Network to fire her garnered 25,000 signatures in eight hours.
ABC Network has made no comments on the matter yet.