Whoopi Goldberg Apologized After Rehashing Her Previous Controversial Holocaust Comments

December 28, 2022 / Posted by:

At the dawn of 2022, Whoopi Goldberg started her year by catching a ton of well-deserved flack for arguing on The View that the Holocaust wasn’t about race–because she didn’t consider “Jewish” a race– but it was actually just about “how people treat each other.” And after a tsunami of eye-rolls, she embarked on a weak apology tour. Although one would think that her largest takeaway from that whole experience is that she should never open her raspy mouth-hole about the Holocaust again, she did. But while Whoopi’s comments in a recent interview looked like she was back on her “Jewish isn’t a race/the Holocaust was white on white crime” bullshit, she issued another apology and said she was only reflecting on her thought process when she made the original controversial comments.

According to Us Weekly, an interview with Whoopi dropped on Christmas Eve, and many were stunned to read that she was doubling down on her Holocaust theory and also farted out that she has a Jewish friend who agrees with her. Oy. 

During an interview with The Sunday Times, which was posted on Saturday, December 24, Goldberg, 67, admitted she doesn’t understand why her stance that the Holocaust was not “about race” received major backlash.

“My best friend said, ‘Not for nothing is there no box on the census for the Jewish race. So that leads me to believe that we’re probably not a race,’” the View cohost claimed while standing by her original position. “Remember who they were killing first. They were not killing racial; they were killing physical. They were killing people they considered to be mentally defective. And then they made this decision.”

The actress noted that she still didn’t understand the outrage around her comments. “It doesn’t change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street,” she stated. “You could find me. You couldn’t find them. That was the point I was making. But you would have thought that I’d taken a big old stinky dump on the table, butt naked.”

And I now need her to issue an apology for painting a mental picture of her shitting naked. Many Jewish authors and activists were again exasperated by Whoopi’s fresh batch of ignorance and came for her on her least favorite platform–Twitter:

And even though Whoopi’s comments probably catapulted Kanye West’s hate boner to full mast and had Meghan McCain salivating over the prospect of The View handing Whoopi a pink slip instead of just a suspension this time, Whoopi attempted to clarify that she was only trying to explain why she said what she said previously and wasn’t trying to dig her heels in harder to her past ignorant take. She also apologized.

“Recently while doing press in London, I was asked about my comments from earlier this year. I tried to convey to the reporter what I had said and why, and attempted to recount that time,” she told E! News on Tuesday, December 27. “It was never my intention to appear as if I was doubling down on hurtful comments, especially after talking with and hearing people like rabbis and old and new friends weighing in. I’m still learning a lot and believe me, I heard everything everyone said to me.”

The Sister Act star continued: “I believe that the Holocaust was about race, and I am still as sorry now as I was then that I upset, hurt and angered people. My sincere apologies again, especially to everyone who thought this was a fresh rehash of the subject. I promise it was not. In this time of rising antisemitism, I want to be very clear when I say that I always stood with the Jewish people and always will. My support for them has not wavered and never will.”

This whole fiasco will surely be excluded from her hypothetical Whoopi biopic. It’s time for Whoopi to take her own advice and “please stop talking,” because she’s had trash takes on several issues over the years. At this point, the only way for her to maaaybe create a diversion and change the conversation (but probably not) is to grow a healthy set of thick, natural eyebrows and hold in her flatulence while in an elevator.

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