Disney’s ABC is coming under pressure to fire The View‘s Whoopi Goldberg after she doubled down on her comments about the Holocaust, claiming in a recent interview that the murder of six million Jewish people during World War II wasn’t racially motivated.
In a recent interview with The Sunday Times of London, Whoopi Goldberg defended the remarks she made on The View in January, saying that she doesn’t believe the Jewish race exists and that “you could not tell a Jew on a street. You could find me. You couldn’t find them.”
Since the interview ran on Saturday, there have been growing calls for Goldberg to apologize, again, and for Disney-owned ABC to fire Goldberg, with the hashtag #FireWhoopi appearing on social media.
Can’t wait till the people at @ABCNetwork and @Disney (a family oriented company which owns ABC) grow a set of balls and tell everyone that Whoopi Goldberg has been terminated from @TheView #NewsUpdates #news #BreakingNews #Breaking_news #Disney pic.twitter.com/PHFQVbssRu
— Dror Zaifman (@onwebanalytics) December 25, 2022
Whoopi Goldberg is a disgrace to ABC. #suspendwhoopi #firewhoopi
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) December 25, 2022
@TheView when are you going to give these ignorant, horrendously uneducated statements made by #WhoopiGoldberg the disciplining they deserve?
She obviously is incapable of learning from her past errors.#FireWhoopi
— D M (@hell_diver0803) December 26, 2022
I’m a Mizrahi Jew, I’m not white as I look Arab. Fuck Whoopi and her racist tirade towards Jews slaughtered in the Holocaust. #whoopi #whoopigoldburg #FireWhoopi https://t.co/Zdff15FCUX
— FoxyFarmer (@GardensR4Health) December 26, 2022
@ABC_Publicity its is time to FIRE Whoopi Goldberg she hasn't and wont learn her lesson i take a major offense to her comments on the holocaust #FireWhoopi
— Jason Van Tassel (@maroondriver) December 25, 2022
#FireWhoopi #CancelWhoopi #cancelwhoopigoldberg #AntiSemitism is RACISM!
NO to holocaust denial!!!
— Amir2000.nl – Amir Darzi 🇱🇳🇱📷 (@amir2000) December 24, 2022
@ABC It’s obvious Whoopi didn’t misspeak before and is a racist with some absolutely wild beliefs. It’s time for her to be fired. #firewhoopi #WhoopiGoldberg
— Savage Sleuther (@SavageSleuther) December 24, 2022
Goldberg’s remarks to The Sunday Times echo earlier remarks she made in January on ABC’s The View that led to her receiving a two-week suspension from the show. Goldberg apologized on air and issued an apology on Twitter at the time, saying “I’m sorry for the hurt I have caused.”
But the tweet has since been deleted.
The Sunday Times asked Goldberg about her controversial comments, asking if she still believes what she said.
“My best friend said, ‘Not for nothing is there no box on the census for the Jewish race. So that leads me to believe that we’re probably not a race,’ ” she told the newspaper.
When the interviewer pushed back saying “Nazis saw Jews as a race,” Goldberg replied: “Yes, but that’s the killer, isn’t it? The oppressor is telling you what you are. Why are you believing them? They’re Nazis. Why believe what they’re saying?”
She added: “It doesn’t change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street. You could find me. You couldn’t find them.”
The Whoopi Goldberg controversy is the latest publicity crisis for the Walt Disney Co., which has experienced a non-stop parade of bad news during 2022.
The company is facing weak profitability for the foreseeable future — a development that prompted the recent firing of CEO Bob Chapek and the return of former CEO Bob Iger.
Disney also picked an ill-advised fight with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over the state’s anti-grooming Parental Rights in Education Law. The company has increasingly embraced radical LGBTQ activism and has incorporated transgender ideology into its entertainment for children.
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