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Bye Bye Whoopi: Whoopi Goldberg Faces Calls To Be Fired From ‘The View’ By Fans Over Her Recent Comments

Credits: Mario Anzuoni, TechCrunch

A number of fans of the ABC show “The View” are demanding the removal of one of the hosts, Whoopi Goldberg following her insensitive remarks that she made about the Jewish Holocaust.

The fans of the show are asking for Goldberg’s replacement with another former host.

A user from the discussion forum Reddit has made a post concerning Whoopi’s controversial remarks and named it: “If Whoopi is fired, should they bring back Rosie? Whoopi who I love once again said something really dumb and ABC has to be angry. If she’s fired, should they get Rosie O’Donnell back as a mod? She was good TV, IMO.”

“I would love for Rosie to come back if only to see how she would handle the Sunny issue. I also think it would be interesting to see how she interacts with Farrah. She and Elizabeth were on opposite sides politically, but did get along quite well for a while,” another fan posted.

A third fan said: “I would love Rosie to come back!!”

“Bring Rosie back!!! Love her. Even as a special correspondent!” another agreed.

Several users stated that Whoopi will not be coming back on the show as she has already “been burned too many times”. Goldberg was again asked to issue an apology following her offensive remarks which she made concerning the Holocaust.

During the promotion of her upcoming movie “Till”, Whoopi was questioned by a reporter regarding the insensitive and offensive comments she made about the Holocaust on her show. 

Goldberg claimed that the Jewish Holocaust was not related to race, and because of these derogatory comments she was suspended from the show earlier this year. 

Following the controversy, she did issue an apology concerning her comments, however, an interview with the British newspaper “The Sunday Times” revealed that her apology was not honest at all.

“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 said.

The British journalist, Janice Turner clarified to Goldberg that several race laws were fabricated by the Nazis to oppose Jews and stated that “Nazis saw Jews as a race.”

“Yes, but that’s the killer, isn’t it? The oppressor is telling you what you are. Why are you believing them? They’re Nazis. Why believe what they’re saying?” she said.

“It doesn’t change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street,” she said. “You could find me. You couldn’t find them.”

“But you would have thought that I’d taken a big old stinky dump on the table, butt naked,” she said, in reference to her comments that got her suspended from “The View.”

“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,’” she said.

During the last week of December, a spokesperson for Goldberg issued a press release which showed the host was really sorry about the remarks she made.

“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. 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,” she said.

“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,” she continued. “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,” she said.

However, Goldberg received more criticism following her new comments.

Boundless Israel co-founder Aviva Klompas wrote on her Twitter: “Whoopi Goldberg – 1 million Jews were murdered in Auschwitz alone, so take a lesson from @AuschwitzMuseum. Hitler targeted Jews for annihilation arguing that we are a distinct and inferior race. Stop distorting history. It’s offensive to every Jew murdered in the Holocaust.” 

“Whoopi is at it again, repeating the very same nonsense about the Holocaust she ‘apologized’ for months ago! Whoopi is so ignorant she claims Nazi genocide was ‘not about race’ even though Africans were also murdered as ‘racial inferiors’ just like Jews! @TheView is her enabler,” former Democrat New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind said, along with a video in which he called her comments “ignorant,” “stupid” and “uneducated.”

“You’re entitled to say whatever you want to say. This is America,” Hiking said. “But ABC does not need to give you a platform.”

He further added, “nobody wants an apology anymore because it’s meaningless. Because it’s a lie. It’s dishonest.”

Goldberg has a long history of making controversial and disrespectful comments, in addition to this she also has a history of apologizing concerning her remarks, which clearly shows that the host never means her apology or learns from her awful behavior. 

Insensitive personalities like Goldberg should never be allowed to host mainstream shows and she should be banned from the American national television. 

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