Whoopi Goldberg started off Tuesday’s airing of The View with the following remarks:
“So yesterday on our show, I misspoke and I tweeted about it last night but I kind of want you to hear it from me directly. I said something that I feel a responsibility for not leaving unexamined, because my words upset so many people, which was never my intention. And I understand why now and for that I am deeply, deeply grateful because the information I got was really helpful and helped me understand some different things. And while discussing how a Tennessee school board unanimously voted to remove a graphic novel about the Holocaust, 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. Now, words matter and mine are no exception. I regret my comments as I said and I stand corrected. I also stand with the Jewish people, as they know, and as you all know because I’ve always done that.”
The discussion continued as Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt was the first guest of the day. Greenblatt has been making the rounds on TV lately because of his new book, It Could Happen Here. That and the recent uptick in antisemitism has been terrible. The year 2021 saw the worst levels of antisemitism in the past ten years with an average of at least ten reported incidents a day. January 2022 just came to an end and it’s not getting any better.
The View airs weekdays at 11 AM ET on ABC.
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