American actor Whoopi Goldberg has lent herself into massive trouble bypassing a racist remark. Whoopi whose real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson recently appeared on ABC’s “The View” show. She appeared with her co-hosts Joy Behar, Sara Haines, and Anna Navaro.
The comment came in response to the discussions that were happening on the show. A debate sought of arose when the discussion of the Tennesse school was happening. Maus, a graphic novel on the Holocaust, which saw about 6 million Jews exterminated by Nazi Germany, was banned by the school board.
The School board in its defense argues largely that their decision wasn’t based on Holocaust. The book was banned because it has profanity, nudity contents in it. Further showing 13-year olds this and about suicide will be harmful.
The novel being talked about is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. In response to the school’s argument, Whoopi passed the infamous remark. “I’m amazed it was what made you uncomfortable, the fact that there was some nudity,” she informed her co-hosts.
She went on to add “I mean, it’s about the Holocaust, and six million people were killed, but that didn’t disturb you? Let’s be honest about it if you’re going to do this. Because the Holocaust had nothing to do with race. No, it has nothing to do with race.”
Her co-host Behar contoured her argument by saying that the Nazis clearly stated then and again that they hate Jews because they are of a different race. To which Goldberg again said “It isn’t, however, a race issue. It’s not the case. It’s about man’s indifference to his fellow man.”
By constantly sticking to whatever she uttered, she continue to surprise the listeners. Her arguments were so stiff that the other co-host contoured too. Co-host Ana Navarro stated “But it’s about white supremacy. It’s about pursuing Jews, Gypsies, and Roma.”
Ana Navarro was no exception when it came to the contours of the Goldberg. Whoopi herein too contoured Ana by saying “These are two white groups of individuals.”
Sara Haines, a co-host, said that the Nazis “didn’t regard them as white.” Goldberg went on to say: “You, on the other hand, are missing the point! It goes down this alley the moment you turn it into a race.
Let us discuss it for what it is. It’s about how people interact with one another. It’s a serious issue.” As the show’s theme music played to signify an ad break, she gestured to someone behind the camera.
As soon as the interview aired massive anger amongst the various groups flurried. Critics not only criticized Whoopi but also the whole show for propagating wrong ideologies. Even notable people like the leader of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted saying that Whoopi is wrong because the Holocaust was about race.
Other notable people like Meghan McCain, Ben Shapiro also tweeted about the incident.