Calls Grow For Whoopi Goldberg To Be Fired After She’s Suspended From ‘The View’
Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from "The View" after her offensive Holocaust comments, but many say this is not enough.
Yesterday, we questioned whether or not ABC would fire Whoopi Goldberg after she offended millions by saying on “The View” that the Holocaust was not about race. While ABC has not yet fired her, the network has announced that Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from “The View” for two weeks.
Unfortunately for ABC, however, many social media users are saying that suspending Goldberg is not enough, and that she should instead be fired.
You now have to wonder why @WhoopiGoldberg…whose real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson… would appropriate a Jewish name?
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) February 2, 2022
Goldberg Suspended From ‘The View’
JUST IN: ABC suspends Whoopi Goldberg from ‘The View’ after Holocaust comments pic.twitter.com/OzkbYyTicC
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 2, 2022
ABC News President Kim Godwin announced last night that Goldberg would be suspended “effective immediately.”
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“While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments,” Godwin continued, according to Daily Mail. “The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities.”
‘The View’ Cohosts Furious
Sources told the Daily Beast that “The View” cohosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Ana Navarro are “furious with the network’s decision” to suspend Goldberg. By the same token, however, some ABC executives are still “really upset and don’t understand why it took two days” for Goldberg to be punished by the network.
Goldberg currently makes around $96,000 per week on “The View,” and it is unclear at this time whether or not she will be paid during her suspension. ABC did not respond to a request from the media to comment on this.
The controversy began on Monday, when Goldberg said that Jews and Nazis were “two groups of white people,” and that therefore the Holocaust was about “inhumanity” and not race. Though she backtracked the next morning and apologized, the damage was already done.
BREAKING: Whoopi Goldberg SUSPENDED from The View for 2 weeks after bizarre rant on air claiming “the Holocaust isn’t about race”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 2, 2022
Anti-Defamation League CEO Speaks Out
Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, said on Tuesday night that he hopes Goldberg will use her two week suspension as a time for “introspection and learning.”
“Let’s hope that she can use this time, use this opportunity, and use her amazing platform to educate herself and to share what she learns with her audience and with the country at large,” he said, adding that the Holocaust was “absolutely about race.”
“I think [Whoopi] really, again, created a kind of confusion and hurt because the Holocaust was absolutely about race,” Greenblatt explained. “It was a racialized anti-semitism.”
People Took To Social Media Calling For Goldberg To Be Fired
Many feel that Goldberg being suspended is nothing more than a slap on the wrist, as she should instead be fired by a network that once fired Roseanne Barr for making racist comments:
Poetic Justice: Whoopi Goldberg (a woman who picked a fake Jewish last name for herself) getting suspended for a rant against Jewish people during the same week that she demands Joe Rogan’s censorship and removal.
God has a sense of a humor.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 2, 2022
Sharon Osbourne – fired. Roseanne Barr – fired. Whoopi Goldberg – Suspended.
That is how black privilege works.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) February 2, 2022
Whoopi Goldberg shouldn't be suspended, she should be fired.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) February 2, 2022
No one criticizing Whoopi Goldberg for her comments was asking for her to be suspended. The reason ABC did it is so they can let the news cycle pass.
Basic PR move without needing to hold Whoopi to any real accountability.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) February 2, 2022
Whoopi Goldberg suspended for two weeks, what a joke…
— Southeerner (@whatgives1313) February 2, 2022
As Whoopi would hv said to a Republican after apologizing for misspeaking…”ignorance isn’t an excuse.”
Roseanne Barr got canceled for saying less offensive words & she apologized too.
Whoopi Goldberg suspended for 2 weeks over Holocaust remarks https://t.co/oKXOgeO6H8
— C-Reason (GETTR same name)🍊 (@CreasonJana) February 2, 2022
With her offensive comments, Whoopi Goldberg both offended millions of people and exposed her own ignorance. Perhaps she should quit while she’s ahead and find a new career path, before she embarrasses herself even further.