Whoopi Goldberg is facing backlash for “doubling down” on the comments she made about the Holocaust earlier in the year. In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Goldberg once again claimed the Holocaust “wasn’t originally” about race.
When The Sunday Times interviewer explained to her that “the Nazis measured the heads and noses of Jews to ‘prove’ they were a distinct race,” she replied, “They did that to Black people too. But it doesn’t change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street. You could find me. You couldn’t find them. That was the point I was making. But you would have thought that I’d taken a big old stinky dump on the table, butt naked.”
The Ghost actress issued a statement Tuesday (December 27th) after receiving criticism for the interview. “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’m still learning a lot and believe me, I heard everything everyone said to me. 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,” The View co-host added.