AceShowbiz - Whoopi Goldberg's career might be in jeopardy. It's announced that "The View" co-host has been suspended from the ABC daytime talk show after she made "wrong and hurtful comments" on the Holocaust.
Offering more details about Whoopi's suspension was ABC News president Kim Godwin. "Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments," Kim said in a statement.
"While Whoopi has apologized, I've asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments," Kim added. "The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities."
This arrived after Whoopi said in the Monday, January 31 episode of "The View" that "the Holocaust isn't about race... It's about man's inhumanity to man. That's what it's about." Her co-hosts like Joy Behar and Anna Navarro disagreed with her opinion. Her former co-host Meghan McCain also put her on blast over her "deeply offensive and dangerous" remarks.
Whoopi, however, has apologized twice. "On today's show, I said the Holocaust 'is not about race, but about man's inhumanity to man.' I should have said it is about both," she wrote on Twitter on Monday night. "The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never waiver. I'm sorry for the hurt I have caused."
The Oscar-winning actress doubled down on her apology in the Tuesday episode of the show. "Yesterday on our show, I misspoke. I tweeted about it last night but I want you to hear it from me directly," she stated. "I said something that I feel a responsibility for not leaving unexamined, because my words upset so many people, which was never my intention."
"I understand why now, and for that I am deeply, deeply grateful because the information I got was really helpful, and it helped me understand some different things," she added. "I said the Holocaust wasn't about race and was instead about man's inhumanity to man... But it is indeed about race because Hitler and the Nazis considered Jews to be an inferior race."
"Now, words matter and mine are no exception. I regret my comments, as I said, and I stand corrected," the 66-year-old emphasized. "I also stand with the Jewish people as they know and y'all know, because I've always done that."