- Whoopi Goldberg was suspended for comments about the Holocaust
- She was suspended for 2 weeks
- She is back, and with comments in regards to her mistake
On Monday, Whoopi Goldberg sat down in her familiar chair on the stage of the notorious all-female talk show, The View. Goldberg came under fire two weeks ago in regards to her comments about the Holocaust.
While on national TV, Goldberg claimed that the Holocaust "wasn't about race" which offended many in various communities, calling for outrage.
Whoopi admits she's got lots to learn
Whoopi Goldberg isn't pretending to be perfect! The talk show host opened the show Monday morning addressing viewers for the first time since the scandal.
"Yes, I'm back. We're going to keep having tough conversations," she said to viewers.
She continued, "This is what we've been hired to do. And it's not always pretty, as I said, and it is not always as other people would like to hear."
Although Goldberg had already apologized for her comments, producers of the TV show felt that she needed time to reflect on her comments, and how they affected the Jewish community and the immense genocide that happened 80 years ago.
"It is an honour to sit at this table and be able to have these conversations because they are important," she added. "They are important to us as a nation and to us more so as a human entity."
Although there were rumours that Goldberg wanted to quit The View, it seems she is glad to be back and has no hard feelings about taking a two-week sabbatical.
"It's five minutes to get in important information about topics. And that is what we try to do every day," she said. "I want to thank everybody who reached out while I was away, and I'm telling you, people reached out from places that made me go, 'Wait, wait, what? Really? Okay.'"
She concluded, "It was amazing and I listened to everything everybody had to say and I was very grateful and I hope it keeps all the important conversations happening."