View fans rejoice as Whoopi Goldberg misses key discussions after backlash over controversial comments
THE View fans were delighted that Whoopi Goldberg was absent from a critical conversation on Friday’s episode.
Whoopi, 67, happened to be absent from yesterday’s The View broadcast as the talk show dedicated the episode to International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
During the stunning show, ABC hosts Joy Behar, 80, Sara Haines, 45, Sunny Hostin, 54, Alyssa Farah Griffin, 33, and Ana Navarro, 51, sat down to honor victims of the Holocaust.
Joy explained that on Friday the “78. anniversary of the liberation of the notorious Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
She went on to say that January 27 was formerly known as “International Holocaust Remembrance Day,” which “honored the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.”
Alongside the “millions of other victims of the brutal Nazi regime,” Joy explained.
Part of the episode focused on Daniel Patt, a Jewish software developer who is the founder of the From Numbers to Names website.
It was revealed on the show that Daniel created the website to “help [Holocaust] Descendants piece together their fractured family history.”
According to website From Numbers to Names, the platform offers “a new way to explore Holocaust photo and video archives through AI.”
“We are helping to identify faces in collections from the late 19th century to the post-war period,” the website explained.
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Some fans of The View suspected Whoopi was kicked out of Friday’s show because of previous comments she made on the show about the Holocaust.
One fan tweeted in capital letters on Twitter: “Do you think it’s a coincidence that Caryn Elaine Johnson aka Whoopi Goldberg isn’t at the viewing table” – given her barrage of anti-Semetic rhetoric [ ] YES SIR [ ] NO #whoopigoldberg #theview #ABC #holocaustrememberanceday #antisemite.”
One fan responded to the tweet, “No coincidences ever.”
In February 2022, the 67-year-old was suspended from the talk show for two weeks after declaring that the 20th-century genocide was “not about race.”
During a discussion of the anti-Nazi graphic novel Maus in a previous episode of The View, Whoopi claimed that the Holocaust was about “white-on-white” violence.
She added that the tragedy revolved around “man’s inhumanity to man.”
Although the EGOT winner apologized for her comment, ABC President Kim Godwin nevertheless suspended her “effective immediately.”
“Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her inaccurate and hurtful comments,” Kim said.
“Although Whoopi has apologized, I asked her to take the time to reflect and learn more about the impact of her comments.”
“The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, families and communities.”
While some fans believed that the comedy legend’s absence from that particular episode was due to her past insensitivity to the Jewish community, others expected it.
Responding to the fan’s questioning tweet, a fan explained, “Whoopi doesn’t work on Fridays. You’re wasting your time with[ith] This.”
Another captioned it: “No, Whoopi doesn’t work on Fridays and Joy doesn’t work on Mondays.”
It has been reported that Whoopi usually misses Friday episodes of The View.
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