American actress Whoopi Goldberg was suspended for two weeks on Tuesday from the show she co-presents on the American channel ABC, after saying the day before that the Holocaust was “not a question of race”. on Monday apologized for the statement made as she sought to defend the Holocaust graphic novel Maus, recently banned from the school curriculum by authorities in a southern U.S. county. But Kim Godwin, president of ABC, felt that was not enough and decided to suspend the host of the famous talk show The View. “Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks after his ill-advised and damaging comments,” Ms. Godwin said in a statement posted on a Twitter account for the channel. upsetting stories of her Holocaust survivor father, or To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, be banned from American schools. Then she added that the Holocaust was “not about race, it’s is a question of inhumanity of men towards men”, remarks which immediately surprised her interlocutors on set. “I should have said it had to do with both,” the Oscar-winning actress apologized on Twitter in 1991 for her role in Ghost, considered a pioneer in the breakthrough of black actors on the American stage. “As said Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League [une organisation de lutte contre l’antisémitisme, ndlr]the Holocaust was the Nazis’ systematic destruction of the Jewish people, whom they considered an inferior race,” she added. “I’m sorry that my words caused this suffering.” presenting her “sincere apologies”, the one who recently took a stand against restrictions on abortion, discrimination against homosexuals or for the distribution of anti-Covid vaccines to poor countries.
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