As you might know, Whoopi got herself in hot waters after she made an “insensitive” comment about the Holocaust.
Although things have since died down and the “Sister Act” star has been reinstated, a former “The View” co-host is discussing how the network handled the issue compared to hers.
Whoopi Goldberg Gets Suspension For Holocaust Comment
As The Blast previously reported, Whoopi seemingly misspoke during a late January episode of “The View.”
At the time, she and the other co-hosts discussed the controversy surrounding the banning of “Maus” in schools. “Maus” is Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel.
When discussing the topic, Whoopi made a statement about the reason behind the Holocaust, saying it wasn’t about race.
“If you’re going to do this, then let’s be truthful about it because the Holocaust isn’t about race. No, it’s not about race,” the entertainer ranted.
One of the co-hosts, Joy Behar, then asked what the Holocaust was about, and Whoopi replied with, “Man’s inhumanity to man. These are two white groups of people.”
Her comment about race triggered instant criticism online, which she later apologized for saying she should have stated the Holocaust was about race and man’s inhumanity to man.
According to Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League, the Holocaust was about the Nazi’s systematic destruction of the Jewish people they saw as an inferior race. He wrote on Twitter:
“They [Nazi] dehumanized them [Jews] and used this racist propaganda to justify slaughtering 6 million Jews. Holocaust distortion is dangerous.”
Greenblatt tagged Whoopi on the tweet, and she referred to it in her apology. She stood corrected and stated that she always supported the Jews worldwide.
The daytime talk show host was eventually suspended for two weeks for her “wrong and hurtful comments.” Kim Goodwin, the ABC News president, announced the suspension and expressed the company’s solidarity with Jews.
It was not sure at the time whether Whoopi would return to her duties or be fired from the company following the two-week suspension.
Sharon Osbourne Will Not Be Returning To CBS’ “The Talk”
Sharon Osbourne is popularly known for her presence on CBS’ “The Talk,” however, TMZ verified that she claimed to never return to the show following her departure.
Whoopi seemed to have gotten off easy compared to Sharon, who had to be investigated for defending Piers Morgan, who criticized Meghan Markle on his show.
Viewers of the show wanted to know if she would be returning, but it seems she would be ditching the company as she told a TMZ correspondent, “I would never go back to that show because CBS sucks big time d**k.”
Last Thursday, while she was at Erewhon market with her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, she emphasized to the correspondent on not retiring or quitting her career, so it seemed like the sixty-nine-year-old had other plans.
The British-American TV Personality Speaks On Reason Behind Exit From “The Talk”
In another report by The Blast, Sharon elaborated on the reason behind her exit from “The Talk” while also throwing accusatory remarks to the showrunners.
In a conversation with Megyn Kelly on “The Megyn Kelly Show,” she detailed out the red tape of television networks and described CBS as a falling network that wanted to be seen as woke.
The show host then asked Sharon who she thought was responsible for her removal from the network company. She mentioned Amy Reisenbach, the head of CBS Daytime, and two other showrunners, Kristin Matthews and Heather Gray.
After working with CBS for eleven years, the music manager regarded her colleagues as friends and was disappointed when they went against her, which she believed was an act of betrayal.
Sharon’s exit came about last March following an argument with co-host Sheryl Underwood which led to racist accusations.
The argument centered on Prince Harry and his wife’s interview with Oprah Winfrey and how Piers Morgan reacted to the couple’s divulgence.
The pair’s argument was pretty intense, and afterward, the company conducted an internal investigation regarding Sharon’s act of racism and misconduct. This led to her exit from the company.
At the time, viewers believed she was removed from the show; however, it was announced that the talk show host withdrew from the show on her own.