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Whoopi Goldberg suspended by ABC for two weeks over Holocaust remarks

BoomRadioNG | February 2, 2022
Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from a US talk show after saying the Holocaust involved “two groups of white people”.
ABC News said Goldberg would be off-air for two weeks after her “wrong and hurtful comments”.
The actress and TV personality said on ABC’s The View that the Nazi genocide of the Jews was “not about race”.
She apologized but then caused further offence while attempting to explain her remarks on a late-night show.
In a note to staff on Tuesday night, ABC News president Kim Godwin wrote: “Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments.

  Whoopi Goldberg
David Shankbone, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

“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.”
“These decisions are never easy, but necessary,” she added in the memo, reported the Hollywood Reporter.
“Just last week I noted that the culture at ABC News is one that is driven, kind, inclusive, respectful, and transparent. Whoopi’s comments do not align with those values.”
Paul Ayorinde

Written by BoomRadioNG

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