On Monday, Goldberg, 66, sparked outrage when she said on the US talk show The View that the Holocaust “wasn’t about race” but rather “man’s inhumanity to man.”
During a conversation with her co-hosts Joy Behar, Sara Haines, and Ana Navarro regarding a Tennessee school board’s decision to prohibit Maus, a graphic novel about the Holocaust, the Oscar winner made the remarks, for which she has subsequently apologized.
Reacting to Goldberg’s statement, Morgan tweeted: “WTF? This is insane. The extermination of 6 million Jews wasn’t about race???”
Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for her statement that the Holocaust was not “about race.”
“Will any rock stars or renegade royals now boycott Whoopi Goldberg and/or ABC for this dangerous misinformation?” he asked, referring to Neil Young and Joni Mitchell’s boycott of Spotify over COVID disinformation, which was then followed up by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Morgan then tweeted: “Sharon Osbourne was fired from The Talk for defending me against a fake charge of racism.
“Whoopi Goldberg said on The View yesterday that the Holocaust ‘wasn’t about race’, which for Jewish people is about as racist a comment as anyone could make. Bet she doesn’t lose her job.”
Last year, Osbourne made a dramatic exit from the US chat show The Talk after a live on-air spat with co-host Sherri Shepherd, during which Shepherd defended Morgan’s remarks about Meghan Markle’s televised interview with Oprah Winfrey.
As per Yahoo, Goldberg’s statements sparked widespread outrage after she said, “Let’s be truthful about it because the Holocaust isn’t about race. No. It’s not about race.” When her co-hosts rebutted Goldberg’s claim, the Sister Act star added, “But you’re missing the point! You’re missing the point. The minute you turn it into a race, it goes down this alley.
“Let’s talk about it for what it is. It’s how people treat each other. That’s the problem.”
She added: “It doesn’t matter if you are Black or white because Black, white, Jews, Italians, everybody eats each other. So is it – if you are uncomfortable if you hear about Maus, should you be worried – should your child say, ‘Oh my God, I wonder if that’s me?’
“No. That’s not what they’re going to say. They’re going to say, ‘I don’t want to be like that.’”
As the episode then went to a commercial, Goldberg repeated: “To learn about man’s inhumanity to man, however it exposes itself.”
Following the outburst of criticism, Goldberg issued a statement apologizing for her mistake and accepting responsibility for it.
“I should have said it is about both,” she wrote. “As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared, ‘The Holocaust was about the Nazi’s systematic annihilation of the Jewish people – who they deemed to be an inferior race.’ I stand corrected.
“The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never waiver. I’m sorry for the hurt I have caused.”