Whoopi Goldberg returned to ABC’s The View on Monday after a two-week suspension following comments she made about the Holocaust last month, vowing to “keep the tough talk” about the program as long as she remains co-host.
The 66-year-old host commented on her return at the start of the show on Monday, Goldberg’s first co-host since her suspension began on Feb. 1, after comments she made about the Holocaust “not about race” went viral. back reaction.
“Well, hello, hello, hello and welcome to the View. And yes, I’m back… And I’ve missed you all too,” Goldberg told viewers and her co-hosts at the start of the show on Monday.
“I have to tell you that there is something wonderful about being on a show like this because we are The View and that is what we do. And sometimes we don’t do it as delicately as we could…” she added.
— But it’s five minutes to get important information on topics. And that’s what we try to do every day. And I want to thank everyone who extended a helping hand while I was away.”
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Whoopi Goldberg, pictured in her return to ABC’s The View Monday after being suspended for two weeks following comments she made about the Holocaust.
The 66-year-old presenter pictured commented on her return at the start of Monday’s episode of The View.
Goldberg quits her job at ABC Studios on the first day after her suspension from The Look. Goldberg was already leaving the building while the show was still on the air.
Pictured: Goldberg speaks to her fellow viewers on Monday, her first episode in two weeks since she was suspended earlier this month.
“And I’m telling you, people were coming from places that made me go, ‘Wait, wait, what? Truth? Good!” And it was amazing and I listened to everything everyone had to say and I was very grateful and I hope it saves all the important conversations because we’re going to have difficult conversations.”
“And partly because that’s what we were hired for. And it’s not always pretty, like I said, and it’s not always the way other people would like to hear, but I’m honored to sit at this table and be able to have these conversations because they’re important,” Goldberg continued.
“They are important to us as a nation and more so to us as a person. So, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! And we’re going to start because that’s what we do.”
She was seen leaving her job at ABC Studios on her first day back on The View, when the show was still on the air at the time of her departure.
Goldberg was suspended for two weeks without pay following the infamous January 31 episode featuring ABC boss Kim Godwin to end a “culture” in which The View host and co-star Joy Behar could “say and do whatever they wanted” . insiders told DailyMail.com.
Whoopi Goldberg sparked outrage when she told The View that the Holocaust was “racially unrelated” because it was “two groups of white people”.
Sarah Haynes tried to point out that the Nazis considered themselves a superior race to the Jews, but Goldberg did not accept her point of view.
The controversy began when Whoopi stated on air that the Holocaust was “racially unrelated”. She posted an apology on Twitter and the following day, February 1, she apologized on air, but was put on hold after the show.
DailyMail.com can report that she lost her $192,000 salary in those two weeks.
Meanwhile, reaction to her return has been mostly negative, with many feeling the suspension was not enough punishment, with some going so far as to call for Goldberg to be fired.
“She shouldn’t be back on #boycotttheview,” one person tweeted.
“Such nonsense, she should be fired, fired forever,” suggested another commenter.
‘@TheView must be telling the truth. Nobody cares about “hard talk”. We make sure the commission says FALSE things.”
“All of her co-hosts are excited about her return, no one else,” another person wrote on Twitter.
“Anti-Semitic talk is tough talk,” wrote a Twitter user named Ron Haq.
The talk show host previously apologized after saying earlier this month that the Holocaust “was not about race” because it involved “two groups of white people” and instead was an example of “man’s cruelty to to a person.”
Goldberg made amazing comments for The View, stunning her co-stars and sparking outrage among viewers.
“On today’s show, I said that the Holocaust is not a race, but the inhumanity of man against man.” I should have said that this applies to both,” she said.