Whoopi Goldberg again claimed the Holocaust was not about race, insisting the Nazis “didn’t kill a racist” and repeating the argument that got her suspended in February from her $8 million-a-year role hosting talk show The View.
The Oscar-winning actress was suspended from The View in February for saying the Holocaust wasn’t about race, but “white on white” violence and “man-to-man brutality” — and the interviewer was told beforehand not to discuss the chat show. .
However, Goldberg readily repeated her controversial comments, when it was pointed out that the Nazis certainly believed the Holocaust was about race.
“Yeah, but that’s the killer, right?” she told The Times of London.
“The oppressor tells you what you are. Why do you believe them? They are Nazis. Why do you believe what they say?”
She said the Holocaust “wasn’t originally” about race.
Remember who they were killing first. They weren’t racist killing; They were killing physically. They were killing people they considered mentally ill. Then they made this decision.
Being Jewish, she said, is not a race the same as being black, because it is unrecognizable.
Goldberg infuriated when he claimed on The View in February that the Holocaust wasn’t “about race” because they were “two groups of white people.” In a new interview, she reiterated her claims
Surviving children in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp after liberation, 1945. Godelberg said it was not an act of racism because it included two groups of whites
“It doesn’t change the fact that you can’t tell a Jew on the street,” she said. You can find me. You can’t find them. This was the point I was making.
“But you thought I’d take a big stinky old dump on the table, naked.” Born Karen Ellen Johnson, the star says her stage name is a nod to her distant Jewish ancestry.
Goldberg, 67, has been speaking to The Times of London to promote her new movie even, returning to fraught territory she’d previously waded into — questioning transgender biology, claiming she wasn’t sexually harassed as an actress because she was intimidating. and black, and says she’s confused why the actresses so sexually assaulted her.
Goldberg has also recently been embroiled in a dispute over transgender people, and found herself accused of being transphobic after she said that “men don’t have eggs” during a discussion about abortion.
Asked about the class, Goldberg said, “But men don’t have eggs.”
When the interviewer said that trans men — biologically born as women — have eggs, Goldberg replied, “They may have eggs, but they don’t get pregnant.” are they? I think you have to do some repair in order to fertilize those eggs. But I have questions because trans men, I’m told, still have prostates.
Goldberg was asked about the controversy last year when a white artist portrayed a portrait of Emmett Till—the subject of her new movie—in a painting shown at the Whitney, in New York City.
Some critics have said that a white person should not use the suffering of black people for the sake of art.
“Well, they said the same thing about Steven Spielberg shooting the color purple, right?” She said.
I don’t think you have to be [black] For recognition and sympathy. But this is me.
She said there was necessary discussion about the selection of people, to ensure there was equal opportunity and representation.
As an actor, I like to feel like I can do anything; “I can play anyone,” she said.
“And I know now that there are things I probably shouldn’t do, and I don’t.”
She added, “You’re thinking ‘Wait a minute.'” Yes, I can do it, but who around should do it?
“And sometimes it’s hard, because you don’t want to let go.
“But sometimes you have to, because you have to get people used to hiring Asians to play Asians.”
This spring, Goldberg tried to apologize for saying “the Holocaust isn’t about race” during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, but he pissed off even more people.
Whoopi Goldberg appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and tried to explain her controversial remarks about the Holocaust
Goldberg admitted to Colbert that she “did a lot of harm on myself” with her remarks about the Holocaust
“When you talk about being a racist, you can’t call it racism,” she said. This was evil. This was not based on leather. You can’t tell who was Jewish. You had to dig deep and find out. My point is: they had to do the work.
If the Klan is going down the street and I’m standing with a Jewish friend, I’ll run, but if my friend decides not to run, they’ll pass most of the time because you can’t tell who’s Jewish. you do not know.
Her appearance on Colbert, where she also plugged her return to the Star Trek franchise, came hours after she apologized for her comments, which sparked backlash around the world, earlier that day.
The Holocaust was about the Nazis’ systematic extermination of the Jewish people – whom they considered an inferior race. I stand patched, she tweeted.
The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never give up. I’m sorry for the damage I caused.
She also said during the interview, “I feel like, being black, when we talk about race, it’s a very different thing for me.”
So I said I thought the Holocaust was not about race. It angered people. I get a lot of mail from people and a lot of anger.
“But I thought it was a landmark discussion because as a black person I think of race as something I can see.”
The Manhattan-born, Oscar-winning comedian and actress who has hosted The View since 2007 told Colbert that she received a lot of criticism for her remarks.
“It upset a lot of people, which was never my intention,” Goldberg said.
People were so angry, they said no, we’re a race. and I understand. I felt differently. I respect everything everyone tells me. I don’t want to fake apologies.
I am so upset that people misunderstood what I was saying. And because of that they say I’m an anti-Semite and I deny the Holocaust and all these other things that I would never do. I thought we were having a discussion about race, which everyone is having.
Goldberg, known for her provocative and controversial comments, admitted to Colbert that she “did a lot of harm on myself” with her remarks about the Holocaust.
“People decided I was a certain way. And she insisted, and I’m not. “And I’m torn people see me that way.” I did it myself.
“This is my thought process and I will work hard to never think that way again.”
Goldberg started the firestorm during a panel discussion with her View co-hosts on the Tennessee school board banning the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus.
Art Spiegelman’s book about the Nazi atrocities his parents faced has been a “essential text” in the curriculum and is used by schools across the country.
“Let’s be honest about that,” she said.
“The Holocaust is not about race. It is not about race. It is not about race. It is not about race. It is about man’s cruelty to man. That’s what it is about.”
Co-hosts Ana Navarro, Joy Behar, and Sarah Haines all argued with her, but Goldberg was unrepentant.
These are two groups of white people. You don’t understand the main issue. The moment you turn it into a race, you go down that alley. Let’s talk about it for what it is, it’s how people treat each other,” Goldberg said.
Goldberg’s remarks were met with criticism on both sides of the Atlantic, with many criticizing the actress for misunderstanding.
“NewsflashWhoopiGoldberg. 6 million of us were gassed, starved, and massacred because the Nazis considered us an inferior race. How dare you belittle our shock and suffering! ”
The Auschwitz memorial in Poland has tweeted a link to the history of the Holocaust.
WhoopiGoldberg, The Holocaust – The Destruction of European Jewry.
A seven-chapter online course on the history of the Holocaust. Links to all chapters below in the tweet.
Goldberg, who began her career as a stand-up comedian and in avant-garde theater troupes, has a history of supporting wife rackets, race rackets, and even a serial rapist.
However, she remains firmly established as one of the co-hosts of the popular daytime show because her unfiltered outbursts are often a must-see on TV.
An Academy Award winner and one of only 16 people to have won an EGOT Award — an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony — she has remained controversial throughout her checkered career.
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