McCain recently called out her ex-senior colleague for her statement on the talk show about the holocaust, which she considers “anti-Semitic.”
The “Raising McCain” star accused Goldberg of having insane views with a double standard and advised her to educate herself on racial discussions.
Meghan McCain Scolds Whoopi Goldberg For Her Holocaust Comments
McCain used her weekly column on the Daily Mail to scold Goldberg, though she claimed it was difficult to do as she no longer wants to talk about “The View.”
On Monday, January 31, the “Sister Act” actress said on the ABC show, “Let’s be truthful about it because [the] Holocaust isn’t about race. It’s not about race. It’s about man’s inhumanity to man.”
McCain expressed that the accountability culture never applies to Goldberg and that she is not asking that ABC executives fire her because “she is the crown jewel of The View and a pop culture icon.”
The conservative columnist continued her seemingly sarcastic remark on her former co-host by hoping others learn from her misstatement, adding:
“I hope this can be used as a teachable moment to explain to millions of Americans why conflating the Holocaust as something that is specific and limited to ‘white people’ is insane, ahistorical, and anti-Semitic.”
McCain continued to spare no words against Goldberg by recalling other controversial statements which she believes ought to have got her canceled.
The 37-year-old regarded Goldberg’s apology as “half-a**” and seemed to be itching for her to learn a hard lesson. She wrote:
“In the world of media, there are people who will never face the same ramifications and repercussions that others will. There’s a double, triple, and even quadruple standard if you are conservative.”
Following severe backlash from viewers, “The Color Purple” actress kicked off the February 1 episode of the ABC talk show by claiming she never intended to hurt people with her words.
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) February 1, 2022
Goldberg noted that she understands why her statement was offensive, and she is deeply grateful to those who educated her on the matter. She took back her controversial utterance, saying:
“It is indeed about race because Hitler and the Nazis considered Jews to be an inferior race. Now, words matter, and mine are no exception. I regret my comments, as I said, and I stand corrected. I also stand with the Jewish people as they know, and y’all know because I’ve always done that.”
In a Twitter post that received over 60,000 likes, Goldberg previously apologized and called the Holocaust “the Nazi’s systemic annihilation of the Jewish people — who they deemed to be an inferior race.”
Regardless, ABC News President Kim Godwin wants the 66-year-old to feel the dire consequences of her actions and suspend her for two weeks.
Godwin declared in a Twitter statement that she asked Goldberg “to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments.” She added that the entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with all Jews.
The “Bad Republican” Author Quits ABC Talkshow Over Tension With Co-Hosts
In July 2021, McCain announced that she is leaving “The View” before the start of the 25th season to focus on her daughter, Liberty.
The Blast shared McCain later admitted that, although Goldberg convinced her to join the show in 2017, she was also the reason she left.
The “Dirty Sexy Politics” author recalled a December 2019 episode about presidential impeachment where the Oscar winner repeatedly told her to stop talking.
McCain noted that the situation between them became more estranged even though Goldberg apologized, and they hashed their dispute the next day.
The “Good Morning America” star does not regret leaving. She believes her senior counterpart wanted her off the show, and their difference in opinion was causing an unhealthy workspace.
“The View” Co-Hosts React To Allegations From Meghan McCain
When asked her thoughts about McCain’s allegations about the View, Goldberg said she has “nothing” to say on the matter.
The outlet asked Sara Haines if the “Take Part Live” co-host’s actions were upsetting, and she replied that “everybody’s got their own trip and experience.”
As for if her friendship with McCain has changed since her exit, Haines insinuated that it hasn’t with “she just doesn’t work here anymore.”