Whoopi Goldberg has apologized again for her comments claiming the Holocaust was ‘not about race’.
The 67-year-old rep provided a statement to the Post on Tuesday, days after repeating the same Holocaust slurs that suspended her from “The View” last February in a recent interview.
“My best friend said, ‘It’s not for nothing that the census doesn’t have a spot for the Jewish race. So I think we’re probably not the race,'” Goldberg told London’s Sunday Times. told to
In her new statement, she tried to make it clear that she was merely referencing hurtful statements from the past and not “doubling down” on them.
“Recently, while reporting in London, I was asked about a comment I made earlier this year. I tried to tell the reporter what I said and why, and I tried to detail what happened at the time.” Goldberg began to speak. “I didn’t mean to make it look like I was doubling down on hurtful comments, especially after I heard them talking and commenting with people like rabbis and old and new friends.
“I’m still learning a lot, trust me. I heard everything they told me. I believe the Holocaust was about race, and it upset people.” , I still regret hurting and offending as much as I did then, and especially to everyone who thought this was a rehash of the subject, I sincerely apologize and I promise it wasn’t.
“In this era of rising anti-Semitism, I want to make it clear that I have always stood with the Jews and will continue to do so. I will,” she concluded.
Goldberg sat down for an interview with The Sunday Times to promote his upcoming movie, Till. In the film, 14-year-old son Emmett His Till is tortured and lynched civil rights activist Mamie His Till He plays Mobley’s mother, Al Makarsan. In 1955. On the topic of race, Goldberg said that the debate over whether Jews were a race or a religious group was aroused when her interviewer reminded her that “the Nazis saw Jews as a race.” suggested something.
“Yes, but that’s the killer, isn’t it?” Goldberg replied. “The oppressors are telling you what you are. Why do you believe them? They are Nazis. Why believe what they say?”
“Originally it wasn’t [about race]Remember who they killed first,” she continued. “They weren’t killing races. They were killing physically. They were killing people they thought were mentally defective. And they made this decision.” Did.”
Goldberg made a similar comment earlier this year on an episode of “The View” and repeated the same comment later that night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
ABC News president Kim Godwin said at the time, “Woopi apologized, but asked him to take the time to reflect and learn about the repercussions of her comments.
Goldberg retracted his Twitter statement that night, drawing widespread outrage and even the attention of the Anti-Defamation League.
“As Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League put it, ‘The Holocaust was the systematic extermination of Jews, whom the Nazis considered an inferior race.’ I am in the right position.” she wrote.