A number of high-level executives at ABC want Whoopi Goldberg fired as co-host of “The View” over her recent remarks about the Holocaust, according to reports.
Insiders reportedly told Page Six that there is a growing movement within the network to fire Goldberg fired after she claimed on-air that the Holocaust wasn’t really racist.
The New York media outlet talked to multiple insiders and the anger was palpable with even Joy Behar turning on Whoopi.
“ABC staffers and Disney Network execs are saying Whoopi went way too far,” one source said.
“And board members are not happy with her apology and want a fuller retraction.
“The word is that Whoopi is in ‘deep s–t.”
Another said: “This will cast a shadow over everything for a while. Even Joy Behar was heard saying backstage that Whoopi is ‘dead wrong’ and may not ever recover from this.
“Joy found this particularly troubling and couldn’t believe Whoopi wouldn’t stand corrected until she was forced.”
“Her agents are panicking that she may have ruined herself for good,” a source told Page Six.
Goldberg issued an apology via Twitter: “On Today’s show, I said the Holocaust ‘is not about race, but about man’s inhumanity to man.’
“I should have said it is about both.
“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 sic.
“I’m sorry for the hurt I have caused.”
Goldberg said on “The View,” today:
“I tweeted about it last night but I kind of want you to hear it from me directly.
“I feel a responsibility.
“My words upset so many people, which was never my intention.
“I understand why.
“The information I got was really helpful.
“I said the Holocaust wasn’t about race and was instead about man’s inhumanity to man.
“It is indeed about race because Hitler and the Nazis considered Jews to be the inferior race.
“Words matter and mine are no exception.
“I regret my comments and I stand corrected.”
Sparks fly as The View panel confronts Whoopi after she says “the Holocaust isn’t about race. No. It’s not about race.”
“Well, the considered Jews a different race,” Joy Behar says.
“But it’s about white supremacy. It’s about going after Jews and Gypsies,” Ana Navarro adds. pic.twitter.com/GZwZSi2qXi
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 31, 2022
The first guest of the show was Anti-Defamation League CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt. Here he explains to Whoopi how the Nazis viewed Jews as “a subhuman race. It was racialized anti-semitism.” pic.twitter.com/m7zz2zwBNa
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) February 1, 2022