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Upi Goldberg has been removed from the role of co-host of the talk show The View over Holocaust comments | Ents and art news

Upi Goldberg was removed from the American talk show The View two weeks after her comments on Jews and the Holocaust.

Kim Godwin, president of ABC News, which broadcasts the show, said: “In effect immediately, I am removing Upi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and insulting comments.

“While Whoopi apologized, I asked her to take the time to think and learn about the impact of her comments.

“The whole ABC News organization is in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities.”

Goldberg, 66, co-hosted the show Monday as the group discussed a decision by the U.S. School Board to ban Pulitzer Prize-winning Mouse, a graphic novel about the experiences of Holocaust survivors.

“It’s about the inhumanity of man to man”

She had said, “Let’s be honest – the Holocaust is not about race.

“It’s about the inhumanity of man to man – that’s what it’s about.”

When one of her co-hosts said the Holocaust was “for the superiority of white,” Goldberg replied, “But these are two white groups of people.

“You miss the point. The moment you turn it into a race, he walks down this alley.

“Let’s talk about what it is – it’s how people treat each other. This is a problem.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white, because blacks, whites, Jews … everyone eats each other.

There was an angry reaction from groups such as Anti-Defamation League and Stopantisemitism.org, describing her words as “dangerous” and “minimizing our trauma and suffering.”

“It’s about both”

Goldberg wrote an apology on Twitter later Mondaysaying, “In today’s broadcast, I said that the Holocaust is not about race, but about the inhumanity of man to man.”

“I should have said it was about both.

“As Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League said, ‘The Holocaust was about the Nazi systematic destruction of the Jewish people, whom they considered a lower race.’

“The Jewish people of the world have always had my support, and they will never hesitate.

“I am sorry for the injury I caused.

“Written with my sincerest apologies. Upi Goldberg.”

Mr Greenblatt later thanked Goldberg for her apology, adding: “As anti-Semitism grows to historic levels, I hope we can work together to fight ignorance of this horrific crime and the hatred that threatens all.

Upi Goldberg has been removed from the role of co-host of the talk show The View over Holocaust comments | Ents and art news

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