Whoopi Goldberg Doubles Down on Controversial Holocaust Comments

  • Whoopi Goldberg reiterated her comments that the Holocaust was “not about race.”
  • He told The Times of London that “you couldn’t tell a Jew in the street” but “you could find me”.
  • Golberg made similar comments in January before being temporarily suspended from “The View.”

Whoopi Goldberg has stood by her comments that the Holocaust was “not about race,” which she made before she was temporarily suspended from co-hosting “The View” in February.

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In a new interview with The Times of London, Goldberg said the Holocaust was not “originally” about race.

“Remember who they killed first. They didn’t kill racially, they killed physically. They killed people they thought were mentally defective,” he said.

She also questioned whether Jews were a “race” compared to herself as Black.

“It doesn’t change the fact that you couldn’t tell a Jew off on a street,” Goldberg said. “You could find me. You couldn’t find them. That was my point. But you’d think I’d taken a big old stinking dump on the table, naked.”

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The Nazis designated Jews as a race and killed six million people in an attempt to purge them from the population, according to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

When Goldberg was asked about the fact that the Nazis classified the Jews as a race, she replied: “The oppressor tells you what you are. Why do you believe them? They are Nazis. Why should you believe what they say?”

Goldberg made her initial Holocaust comments on “The View” on Jan. 31 while discussing the Tennessee school board’s decision to ban Art Spiegelman’s Holocaust graphic novel “Maus.”

He said the Holocaust was “white people doing it to white people” and not about race but about “man’s inhumanity to man”.

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Goldberg sparked widespread criticism after the comments, which led her to apologize at the time.

“I’m sorry for the hurt I caused,” Goldberg said in a statement after her comments. “As Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League shared, ‘The Holocaust was about the systematic extermination of the Jewish people by the Nazis – whom they considered an inferior race.’ I am right.”

Neither Goldberg nor representatives for “The View” immediately responded to Insider’s request for comment.

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