‘The View’ Goes On Without Whoopi

The View returned Wednesday morning with one co-host absent from the discussion panel. Hours earlier, Whoopi Goldberg was handed a two-week suspension over her comments about the Holocaust.

While the group of co-hosts are used to digging into hot and heated topics, the topic of Goldberg’s suspension was one they were more willing to breeze past, with Joy Behar only offering a brief reaction.

Behar opened Wednesday’s show with a curt remark, telling audience members and viewers, “you all saw the news. Whoopi will be back in two weeks.”

Behar offered no further comment, nor did her co-hosts. Instead, Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, and guest conservative commentator Tara Setmayer moved on to the daily Hot Topics segment, and Goldberg’s suspension was not mentioned again throughout the remainder of the episode.

Behar, Hostin, and Haines returned to the discussion table just hours after ABC News President Kim Godwin confirmed that Goldberg had been suspended “for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments.”

The suspension, Godwin said, was “effective immediately.” Godwin added that while Goldberg “has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time and reflect and learn about the impact of her comments” and “the entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities.”

Goldberg’s suspension followed remarks she made during the Monday, Jan. 31 episode of the ABC talk show, during which she and co-hosts discussed the recent banning of Maus by a school board in Tennessee.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel is about the Holocaust, which Goldberg claimed “isn’t about race,” but rather “about man’s inhumanity to man…These are two white groups of people.” Goldberg’s remarks sparked fierce outcry, with the Anti-Defamation League and numerous other groups condemning her statement.

 The Auschwitz Memorial went so far as to suggest Goldberg take an online course on the history of the Holocaust.0comments

Amid the controversy, Goldberg backtracked her remarks, stating on the air Tuesday that the Holocaust “is indeed about race, because Hitler and the Nazis considered the Jews to be an inferior race. Now, words matter – and mine are no exception.

I regret my comments, and I stand corrected. I also stand with the Jewish people.” Further apologizing in a tweet, Goldberg apologized “for the hurt I have caused.”

What do you think about Whoopie’s suspension? Is it too far or well deserved?

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      1. She was only going on they where only White not black then she apologised after realising how was taken she is a very good person and she does a good job for a why shack her now you’re saying is bad I was brought up when something apologises that the end of the matter is that not the same in America?

  1. I always thought that the easiest way to make money and not have to do anything is to become a talk show host so people can spill vitriol all over the tv. (not) Lazy man’s way to make tons of money. or woman’s.

  2. I am glad that this happened because many people feel the same way as Whoopi did regarding this. Now, her error in thinking will make all those who thought like her, know that it truly was a racist thing to say. Personally, I feel she should have lost her job as others have lost their jobs for less and I feel those, like Whoopi, are being cut some slack for which others did not have that luxury of a 2-week suspension. Ignorance should never get an easy out. What would Joy have gotten if she slipped a racial slur? Or a non-Jewish white person does? Why is it we cut slack on those who scream the loudest for things that had happened way before they were even born? No one should be exempt from making racist remarks. Period.

  3. Sadly, I believe Whoopi does not like white people and for some reason attacks whites and anyone this is not far left whenever she has the opportunity. She has always gotten away with hurting others and has never been held accountable. Two weeks, really? Anyone else like Mccain would have been fired and have their career destroyed as well.

  4. She should have been fired and still should be. If it were anyone else, they would have not only been fired but legal charges against them would follow! Shame on the network for allowing her to continue with her job with only a love tap on the hand for punishment! Shame on you for not taking a more appropriate stance on the issue of race and anti semitism! I am not Jewish, but what was done to an entire RACE OF PEOPLE was certainly racist and completely wrong! So is Ms Goldberg!

  5. If she had been white she would have been fired and the rest of the cast would have agreed with it but because she wasn’t. This is the new normal I stopped watching this show because they all are biased on every subject epically on Trump and crime,just saw this on the news and said old course and I’m sure she is still gettin paid leave.

  6. Whoopie is getting the karma she deserves. Joy is a dummy, but ana Navarro is a complete idiot. She should be next.

  7. The way everyone comes down on Whoopie makes me wonder how Biden, the man who rarely opens his mouth without a disparaging racial remark spewing forth, is our President. He never even apologizes. Remove the plank from your own eyes before you come down on the splinter in Whoopie’s eye.

  8. Here’s how to end this: REMOVE THE SHOW FROM THE LINEUP! They ALL are the same: racists (one way or another), anti-Democracy, anti “don’t you DARE speak against Biden”, Anti-Cop, Anti-Law. They want the ANARCHY in the streets, they make excuses for the “smash and grab” thugs: “they need those things too”. Get rid of them…

  9. I have long marveled at how anyone as ignorant, opinionated, hateful, I’ll-informed and biased as Karen Johnson [aka Goldberg] has managed to stay on television. Her latest gaff was made purely out of sheer, unmitigated ignorance and was (no doubt) very harmful, painful and distasteful to a great many people, both Jews and non-Jews.
    I think I understand what she meant to say (and I do disagree with her) but her obvious ignorance in the historical significance of the Holocaust combined with a tragic inability to communicate appropriately in her native language brought Ms. Goldberg/Johnson to the point at which she currently finds herself.
    Perhaps there’s more to be learned from the fact Ms. Johnson/Goldberg chose a “stage” surname more commonly found among those of Jewish descent rather than those generally considered to be of African descent. That said, in the future I would encourage Ms. Johnson/Goldberg to do a great deal more studying of the historical event commonly known as “The Holocaust”, as well as the impact the event had on persons with whom she shares her “stage” surname, and others affected by the Holocaust.

    1. Personally – I believe that the only reason she chose the name “Whoopi Goldberg” was an attempt to influence the producers when she was breaking into Hollywood. As most of the producers were Jewish – she probably thought she would have an advantage. Kind of like Lying Lizzie Warren pretending to be Native American to advance her career for decades.

  10. One of the funniest things seen lately – a photo of the cast of “The View” dated 1 Feb 22 wishing everyone a “Happy Black History Month” – the next photo dated 2 Feb 22 is again of the cast of “The View” only in this photo the only black cast member has been removed – out of the picture – I guess she’s history.

  11. What a load of rubbish it was explained the name came because she always broke wind like a whoopee cushion HMO’s you are all being racist I expect she is more intelligent than most of you

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