Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes After Resuming Offensive Holocaust Speeches

Actress Whoopi Goldberg has apologized again after resuming offensive remarks she made about the Holocaust. The artist had already given statements stating that the persecution of Jews by the Nazis “was not about race” and returned to discuss the issue during an interview published in the British newspaper The Times to promote the film. Till – The Quest for Justice.

At the time, Whoopi stated that the Holocaust “wasn’t originally about race”. “My best friend said, ‘No wonder there’s no consensus about the Jewish race. That leads me to believe we’re probably not a race,'” he said.

When reminded that the Nazis considered Jews as a race, the artist argued that “the oppressor was telling them who they were”. “Why believe them? They’re Nazis. It wasn’t originally [sobre raça]. […] They were killing who they considered to be mentally inferior.”

In a statement sent to Variety magazine, Whoopi said she regretted the new lines and revealed that she believed that the Holocaust was a matter of race. “I tried to convey to the reporter what I had said and why. […] It was never my intention to appear as if I were resuming offensive comments, especially after talking to and hearing from people like rabbis and friends new and old.”

She said she was still learning and willing to listen to criticism. “My sincerest apologies again, especially to those who thought I was bringing up the subject. I swear I wasn’t,” she said.

Finally, Whoopi stated that she has a commitment against anti-Semitism. “In times of rising anti-Semitism, I want to be clear when I say that I have always stood with the Jewish people and always will. My support for them has not wavered and never will,” he said.

President of the Anti-Defamation League characterized speeches as ‘offensive and ignorant’

After the repercussion of the actress’s new lines, Jonathan Greenblatt, president of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which fights against anti-Semitism, characterized the comments as “deeply offensive and incredibly ignorant”.

In a post on Twitter this Tuesday, 27, Greenblatt stressed that the Holocaust was “inherently racist”. “The Nazis began to exterminate Jews, those they considered inferior to the ‘master Aryan race,'” he wrote.

He said the reaffirmation of a supposed “master race” by neo-Nazi groups was no coincidence. “Whoopi’s comments show a complete lack of awareness of the multi-ethnic and multi-racial makeup of the Jewish community. She needs to apologize immediately and really commit to educating herself about the true nature of anti-Semitism,” he said.


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