Whoopi Goldberg Under Fire for Comments About the Holocaust on ‘The View’

The View audiences are nonplussed by some statements about the Holocaust made by Whoopi Goldberg during today’s taping.

The moderator, a fan-favorite known for her cool and collected demeanor, earned some backlash today after insisting that the Holocaust “isn’t about race” while discussing the recent news about Maus.

Even though her co-hosts tried to correct her statements, it wasn’t enough, leaving the fans to attempt to right her wrongs after all was said and done.

The panel was discussing the recent banning of Maus in schools, suggesting it’s an important book for children to read to understand the history behind the Holocaust, when Goldberg jumped in with a counterargument.

While some of the co-hosts seemed to think the larger themes could teach children about racism in America, Goldberg disagreed completely.

“If you’re going to do this, let’s be truthful about it. The Holocaust isn’t about race,” Goldberg began. “It’s not about race.”

While Sara Haines jumped in to agree with the moderator, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Ana Navarro all seemed to be a little confused by Goldberg’s statement. Hostin argued that the Holocaust was “maybe” about ethnicity, but Behar was the one to tear into Goldberg for her sentiments.

“They considered Jews a different race,” she said. After Goldberg persisted, saying again that the Holocaust was not about race, Behar prodded her: “What is it about?”

“It’s about man’s inhumanity to man,” Goldberg asserted. “That’s what it’s about.”

Navarro chimed in: “It’s about white supremacy,” she corrected, going on to list the other groups of people targeted by the Nazis.

“But this is about two groups of white people,” Goldberg continued, now talking over Behar, who said that the Nazis targeted Black people as well. “You’re missing the point. The minute you turn it into race, it goes down this alley. Let’s talk about it for how it is: it’s how people treat each other. It’s a problem. It doesn’t matter if you’re Black or white! Because Black, white, Jews, Italians — everybody eats each other.”

Even though Goldberg had to cut to commercial soon after, fans were enraged by such a dismissive attitude towards race in the Holocaust. While still supporting the moderator, who usually leans towards more progressive ideology, they slammed her for ignoring the role race played in the Holocaust.

“Please Whoopi. Saying the Holocaust was not about race is like saying slavery was not about race,” one user shared. “Being Jewish & African was a key reason for deadly, brutal treatment.”

But some viewers did see the point of Goldberg’s statement, hopping onto social media to defend her. “Whoopi Goldberg’s right,” another Twitter user wrote.

“The Holocaust is about inhumanity. Learning about the brutality of the Holocaust isn’t a matter of not being objective or unfair to Nazis. It’s an opportunity to empathize with the victim & not be indifferent to abuse & injustice. Wrong is wrong.”

What do you think? Did Whoopie go too far or is she right? Watch the clip below and let us know what you think.

16 thoughts on “Whoopi Goldberg Under Fire for Comments About the Holocaust on ‘The View’

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  1. why doesn’t goldberg take out the dictionary and attempt to look up the definition of RACE the human categorization. That might just enlighten her. Boy is that show the worst in history. Just end it. Put something on that we all can enjoy, something funny at least.

  2. Let’s go Brandon, just substitute Whoopi for Brandon. The woman doesn’t have a righteous bone in her body….. That was cold and disgusting, and if she KNEW HER HISTORY, she’d know that the people that sold Blacks of ALL RELIGIONS into slavery were OTHER BLACKS!!!!! And it’s still going on in Africa and Libya today….. in fact, Israel continues to rescue Jews from Africa even today!!!!

  3. I agree, that show is not worth watching. Those women are so opinionated and sometimes downright hateful. Whoopi in particular is a racist, her comments prove it. Although, I don’t agree with the things she says….I can kind of see what she may have been trying to say. I think the Holocaust was mostly against the Religion, but also racism had a large roll in the atrocities. Sad world we live in….we should all learn from the past.

    1. You can’t learn from the past while they are allowed to tear it down and rewrite history to fit their narrative of America!

  4. Bigotry borne of ignorance; on public display. So sad. She’s got a pulpit and can only seed divisiveness.

  5. Does Whoppie think there are only two races, black and white? If so she’s not only wrong but ignorant.

  6. Well, Whoopie, just take a look at how the people are being treated in the DC prison after the insurrection. Most of them were just there, didn’t cause any problem. That is close t being a holocaust as the real one and you are condoning that kind of treatment? You had a wonderful life for being black and most white people loved you. You are a turncoat and a anti American with a definite bias against whites making you a racist!

  7. The holocaust was most definitely about “race.” Hitler and the Nazi regime perceived Jews as an inferior and weak race.
    Certainly Amerika!s MSM should be all over this as we had “white people”. (Aka: people of NO color) killing other white people (aka: people of NO color).
    The American MSN only doesn’t care when it’s people OF color killing Jews e,g. Black and Muslim assailants.

  8. The View has to be the worst show on TV. I will not watch it. The people on the show should go to China to live and let them run their mouths there.

  9. GOD created mankind in his image and that is all mankind no matter where you are from. GOD did not create hatred, that was created by mankind. No matter what else you want to call it, it is still hatred. We have to learn to love one another as GOD wants us to do. Forgiveness is one of the greatest things that you can do.

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