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Whoopi Goldberg REPEATS Holocaust slur that took her off the air by The View

Whoopi Goldberg has once again asserted that the Holocaust was not about race, insisting the Nazis “were not killing race” and repeating the argument that saw her suspended in February from her $8 million-a-year role as host of the talk show The View.

The Oscar-winning actress was suspended from The View in February for saying the Holocaust was not about race but ‘white on white’ violence and ‘man’s inhumanity to man’ – and the interviewer was warned in advance not to discuss the chat program.

However, Goldberg promptly repeated his controversial comments when it was pointed out that the Nazis certainly believed the Holocaust was about race.

“Yes, but that’s the killer, isn’t it?” she told The Times of London.

‘The oppressor is saying what you are. Why are you believing them? They are Nazis. Why believe what they are saying?

She said the Holocaust “wasn’t originally” about race.

‘Remember who they were killing first. They weren’t killing racials; they were physically killing. They were killing people they considered to be mentally handicapped. And so they made that decision.’

She said that being Jewish wasn’t a race like being black because it wasn’t identifiable.

Goldberg sparked outrage when he claimed on The View in February that the Holocaust

Goldberg sparked outrage when he claimed on The View in February that the Holocaust “wasn’t about race” because it’s “two white groups of people.” In a new interview, she repeated her claims

Child survivors at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp after liberation, 1945. Godlberg said it was not an act of racism because it involved two white groups

Child survivors at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp after liberation, 1945. Godlberg said it was not an act of racism because it involved two white groups

“It doesn’t change the fact that you can’t tell a Jew on the street,” she said. ‘You could find me. You couldn’t find them. That was the point I was making.

“But you’d think I’d made a big, stinking dump on the table, naked. The star was born Caryn Elaine Johnson, and says her stage name is a reference to her distant Jewish ancestry.

Goldberg, 67, was speaking to The Times of London to promote her new film Till, and it returned to tense territory she had previously entered – questioning the biology of transgender people, claiming she wasn’t sexually harassed as an actress because she was intimidating. and black, and saying she was confused why sexually abused actresses “just took it in”.

Goldberg was also recently embroiled in a fight over transgenderism and was accused of transphobia after saying that ‘men don’t eat eggs’ during an abortion discussion.

Goldberg, asked about the discussion, said: ‘But men don’t eat eggs.’

When the interviewer said that trans men — born biologically as women — have eggs, Goldberg replied, ‘They may have eggs, but they’re not getting pregnant. Are they? I think you have to do some repairs to get those eggs fertilized. But I have doubts because trans men, I’m told, still have prostates.’

Goldberg was asked about the controversy last year when a white artist portrayed Emmett Till – the subject of her new film – in a painting displayed at the Whitney in New York.

Some critics said that a white person shouldn’t use black suffering for art.

Goldberg disagreed.

‘Well, they said the same thing about Steven Spielberg filming The Color Purple, right?’ she said.

‘I don’t think you have to be [black] to recognize and empathize. But it’s me.

She said there is a necessary debate about casting people to ensure there is equal opportunity and representation.

‘As an actor, I like to feel like I can do anything; I can play anybody,’ she said.

‘And I know now that there are things I probably shouldn’t do, not be.’

She added: ‘You think, ‘Wait a minute. Yes, I could do that, but who’s around to do that?

‘And sometimes it’s hard because you don’t want to give up.

‘But sometimes you must, because you have to get people into the habit of hiring Asians to play Asians.’

This spring, Goldberg tried to apologize for saying “the Holocaust isn’t about race” during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, but it pissed off more people.

Whoopi Goldberg Appeared On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert And Tried To Explain Her Controversial Comments About The Holocaust

Whoopi Goldberg Appeared On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert And Tried To Explain Her Controversial Comments About The Holocaust

Goldberg admitted to Colbert that she 'did myself a lot of harm' with her comments about the Holocaust

Goldberg admitted to Colbert that she ‘did myself a lot of harm’ with her comments about the Holocaust

“When you talk about being racist, you can’t call it racism,” she said. ‘That was bad. This was not skin based. You couldn’t tell who was a Jew. You had to dig deeper and find out. My point is: they had to do the work.

‘If the Klan is down the street and I’m with a Jewish friend I’ll run, but if my friend decides not to run they get passed most of the time because you can’t tell who’s Jewish. You do not know.

Her appearance on Colbert, where she also connected her return to the Star Trek franchise, came hours after she apologized for her comments, which sparked backlash across the world, earlier that day.

“The Holocaust was about the systematic annihilation of the Jewish people by the Nazis – who they considered an inferior race. I am corrected,’ she tweeted.

‘The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never go away. I’m sorry for the pain I caused.

She also said during the interview, ‘I feel like, being black, when we talk about race it’s a very different thing for me.

“Then I said I thought the Holocaust was not about race. And that made people very angry. I’m getting a lot of mail from people and a lot of anger.

“But I thought it was a relevant discussion because, as a black person, I think of race as something I can see.”

The Academy Award-winning Manhattan-born actress and comedian, who has hosted The View since 2007, told Colbert that she has received a lot of flak for her comments.

“It upset a lot of people, which was never my intention,” Goldberg said.

‘People were very angry and said no, we are a race. I understand. I felt different. I respect everything everyone is saying to me. I don’t want to fake excuses.

“I am very upset that people misunderstood what I was saying. And because of that they’re saying that I’m anti-Semitic and that I’m a Holocaust denier and all these other things that I would never think of doing. I thought we were arguing about race, which everyone else is having.

Goldberg, who is well known for her provocative and controversial comments, admitted to Colbert that she “did myself a lot of damage” with her comments about the Holocaust.

‘People decided I was a certain way. And I’m not,’ she insisted. ‘And I’m devastated, people see me like this. I did it myself.

‘This is my thought process and I will work hard not to think that way again.’

Goldberg started the storm during a panel discussion with his View co-hosts about a Tennessee school board banning the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus.

Art Spiegelman’s book about the Nazi atrocities faced by his parents has been an ‘anchor text’ in the curriculum and is used by schools across the country.

“Let’s be honest about this,” she said.

‘The Holocaust is not 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.

Co-hosts Ana Navarro, Joy Behar and Sarah Haines argued with her, but Goldberg was unrepentant.

‘These are two white groups of people. You are missing the point. The minute you turn it into a run, it goes down this alley. Let’s talk about it for what it is, it’s how people treat each other,” said Goldberg.

Goldberg’s comments were met with criticism from both sides of the Atlantic, with many criticizing the actress for her misunderstanding.

Stop Antisemitism, a non-profit organization, tweeted: ‘Newsflash @WhoopiGoldberg. 6 million of us were gassed, starved and slaughtered because we were considered an inferior race by the Nazis. How dare you downplay our trauma and suffering!’

The Auschwitz Memorial in Poland tweeted a link to the Holocaust story.

‘@WhoopiGoldberg, Holocaust – the destruction of European Jewry.

‘A seven-chapter online course on the history of the Holocaust. Links to all chapters below in tweet.’

Goldberg, who began his career as a stand-up comedian and in avant-garde theater troupes, has a history of supporting wife-beaters, race-baiters and even a serial rapist.

However, she remains entrenched as one of the co-hosts of the popular daytime show because her unfiltered outbursts are often watched on TV.

The Academy Award winner and one of only 16 people to have won an ‘EGOT’ – an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony – has remained resolutely controversial throughout her troubled career.

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