Whoopi Goldberg renews incendiary assertion that Holocaust wasn’t about race

US actress and producer Whoopi Goldberg again claimed on Saturday that the Holocaust is not about race, less than a year after similar comments led to her two-week suspension as host of “The View.”

In an interview with The Sunday Times of London, Goldberg said that the genocide orchestrated by the Nazis was “white on white” violence, not about race.

“Remember who they were killing first. They weren’t racial killings; they were killing physically. They were killing people they thought were mentally defective. And then they made that decision,” she said.

When the interviewer mentioned that the Nazis viewed their victims as inferior, Goldberg replied: “Yeah, but it’s murderous, isn’t it?”

“The tyrant tells you what you are,” she continued. Why do you believe them? They are Nazis. Why believe them?”

Stating that Jews are not identifiable as a race, she said: “That doesn’t change the fact that you can’t tell a Jew on the street. You can find me. You can’t. That’s the point. And I’m making it. But you’d have thought I’d put a big old smelly bin on the table.

Goldberg was promoting her new film “Teal,” in which she plays the mother of civil rights activist Mamie Teal-Mobley. The film tells the true story of Till Mobley’s quest for justice after her son, 14-year-old Emmett Till, was murdered by white mobsters in Mississippi in 1955.

Goldberg was criticized when she claimed that the “Holocaust was not about race,” but about “man’s inhumanity to man,” in an interview with the co-host of “The View” in January. During the discussion.

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“If you’re going to do it, let’s be honest about it,” Goldberg said, before explaining that “it [Jews and Nazis] There are two white groups of people.

Jewish leaders condemned her first speech, which referred to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s Jews as an inferior race. Goldberg apologized online the night she made the comments, and on the show the next day.

However, ABC News President Kim Goodwin told her to sit down for two weeks.

Goldberg, born Karen Elaine Johnson, has no Jewish ancestry but chose her stage name intentionally to sound Jewish, as she has said she personally identifies with Judaism. “All I know is that I’m Jewish. I don’t practice. I don’t go to temple, but I remember the holidays,” she told a London audience in 2016. In 2016, she designed a Hanukkah sweater for Lord & Taylor.

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