Whoopi Goldberg Returns To ‘The View’ Following Her 2-Week Suspension

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Two weeks ago, Whoopi Goldberg made a comment on the talk show “The View” that ended up getting her suspended from the show for 2 weeks. Some people felt the suspension was not necessary since she apologized for her comments, but others thought the suspension wasn’t harsh enough.

In case you missed it, Goldberg’s comments were about the Holocaust. She argued that the Holocaust was “not about race.” She believed that the Holocaust involved two groups of white people so it couldn’t be about race. Instead, she claimed it was about “man’s inhumanity to man.”

Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League talked to Goldberg and explained to her that she was in fact very wrong and that the Holocaust was definitely about race. She later issued an apology. The day after her remarks, she went on “The View” and said, “I misspoke. I said that the Holocaust wasn’t about race and it was instead about man’s inhumanity to man. But it is indeed about race, because Hitler and the Nazis considered the Jews to be an inferior race.” She added, “I regret my comments as I said and I stand corrected.”

The apology wasn’t enough, and ABC News President Kim Godwin decided to suspend Goldberg from the show for 2 weeks. It has been 2 weeks, and Goldberg is back.

On today’s episode of “The View,” Goldberg called attention to her return to she show. She started by saying, “Yes, I am back.” 

Goldberg didn’t specifically talk about why she was suspended from the show, but she did talk about how the concept of “The View” involves “having tough conversations,” and she explained, that they will keep having these conversations. She explained, “This is what we’ve been hired to do. And it’s not always pretty, as I said, and it is not always as other people would like to hear. But it is an honor to sit at this table and be able to have these conversations, because they are important. They are important to us as a nation and to us more so as a human entity.”

Goldberg also used the show opener as a chance to thank people who reached out to her while she was away from the show. She said, “I’m telling you people reached out from places that made me go, ‘Wait, wait, what? Really? Okay.’ And it was amazing and I listened to everything everybody had to say and I was very grateful and I hope it keeps all the important conversations happening.”

Do you think a 2-week suspension was appropriate for Goldberg’s comments? Do you watch “The View”?