Whoopi Goldberg apologises for Holocaust comments

Whoopi Goldberg issued an apology for saying that the Holocaust was “not about race” on the show Monday morning, the NYPost reports.

“The View” co-host attempted to quell the outrage over her remarks by posting a tweet that offered her “sincerest apologies.”

“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,” Goldberg said in a statement Monday night.

“As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared, ‘The Holocaust was about the Nazi’s systematic annihilation of the Jewish people — who they deemed to be an inferior race.’ I stand corrected.

“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.

“Written with my sincerest apologies, Whoopi Goldberg.”

In a Monday night appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” Goldberg addressed the Holocaust comments before talking about an upcoming Lifetime movie that she produced.

“It upset a lot of people which was never ever ever ever my intention,” she told Colbert. “I thought it was a salient discussion because as a black person I think of race as being something that I can see. People were very angry and they said ‘no no we are a race – and I understand.

“People, you know, decided I was all these other things I’m actually not. I’m incredibly torn up by being told these things about myself. And I get it, folks are angry. I accept that and I did it to myself,” she said. “This was my thought process and I’ll work hard not to think that way again.”

Goldberg argued that the Holocaust went beyond race during a discussion about a Tennessee school district’s decision to ban the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel “Maus,” about a Holocaust survivor.

“The Holocaust isn’t about race. No, it’s not about race,” Goldberg, 66, said repeatedly. “It’s about man’s inhumanity to man.

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