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Whoopi Goldberg's second apologies for Holocaust comments

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 Whoopi Goldberg is under fire for saying on a US chat programme that the Holocaust was "not about race."





On ABC's The View, the actress and television personality stated that the Nazi Holocaust against Jews featured "two groups of white people."


She apologised, but in an attempt to clarify her remarks, she ended up having to apologise again.


The Nazis, who saw themselves as an Aryan "master race," slaughtered six million Jews during the Holocaust.


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Goldberg, a 66-year-old Oscar winner who has been a co-host on The View since 2007, told her co-hosts: "I'm shocked it was what bothered you, the fact that there was some nudity.


"I mean, it's about the Holocaust, the slaughter of six million people, but does that upset you?


"If you're going to do this, let's be honest about it. Because the Holocaust has nothing to do with race. No, it has nothing to do with race."




Joy Behar, co-host, reminded out that the Nazis claimed Jews were a distinct race.



According to Goldberg: "But this isn't about race. It isn't. It is about man's cruelty to man."


"But it's about white supremacy," co-host Ana Navarro remarked. "It's about pursuing Jews, Gypsies, and Roma."


"But these are two white groups of individuals," Goldberg pointed out.


The Nazis, according to co-host Sara Haines, "didn't regard them as white."


The Nazis, according to co-host Sara Haines, "didn't regard them as white."


Goldberg went on: "However, you are missing the point! It goes down this alley the moment you make it a race. Let us discuss it for what it is. It is how people treat one another. It's an issue."


As the show's theme music played to signify an ad break, she gestured to someone behind the camera.


Critics slammed the show for providing a forum for hazardous misinformation.


"No @WhoopiGoldberg, the #Holocaust was about the Nazis' methodical destruction of the Jewish people - who they judged to be an inferior race," Jonathan Greenblatt, chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish anti-hate watchdog, tweeted.


"They dehumanised them and utilised racial propaganda to excuse the massacre of six million Jews." "Holocaust denial is harmful."


"Antisemitism is a cancer and a poison that is increasingly accepted in our society and television - it pervades venues that should shock us all," Meghan McCain, a former co-host of The View, tweeted.


Conservative analyst Ben Shapiro tweeted a passage from Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, who said in Mein Kampf, "Is not their whole existence built on one enormous lie, namely, that they are a religious group, when in fact they are a race?"


In what was regarded as a subtweet at Goldberg, the US Holocaust Museum wrote: "Racism was at the heart of Nazi philosophy. Jews were characterised by their race rather than their faith. Racist Nazi ideologies fueled genocide and mass slaughter."


Goldberg eventually apologised in the face of mounting criticism.


"On today's broadcast, I stated that the Holocaust was about "man's inhumanity to man," not race. I should have stated that it is about both "Goldberg stated this in a tweet.


"My support for the Jewish people all around the globe has never wavered, and it will never do so. I'm sorry for whatever distress I've caused "She continued.


However, in an attempt to clarify her remarks on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, she stated that the Nazis had lied and had issues with ethnicity rather than race, which sparked greater outrage and forced another apology on The View on Tuesday.





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