(FreedomBeacon.com)- The co-host of “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg, was forced to issue a second apology for her remarks in which she claimed the Holocaust was “not about race.”
Her most recent apology follows her repetition of the same comments that led to her two-week suspension from “The View” earlier this year.
“Not for nothing is there no box on the census for the Jewish race,” my best friend said. “That makes me think that we probably aren’t a race.”
Goldberg’s idiocy was spewed during an interview with the Sunday Times of London last week.
In her apology, she claimed she was referencing her original comments from 10 months prior and was not “doubling down.”
She said she tried to explain to the reporter what she had said and why and retell that incident. In particular, after speaking with and hearing from people like rabbis and old and new friends who weighed in, “it was never my intention to appear as though I was doubling down on hurtful remarks.”
“I’m still learning a lot. And trust me; I heard everything everyone said to me. “I think that race played a role in the Holocaust, and I regret upsetting, hurting, and upsetting people just as much today as I did back then. My sincere apologies once more, especially to everyone who believed this was a brand-new topic of discussion. I swear it wasn’t.”
Goldberg plays Alma Carthan in a new film, “Till.” Alma was the mother of Mamie Till-Mobley, a civil rights activist whose 14-year-old son Emmett Till was lynched and tortured in 1955.
The interviewer noted that Nazis “saw Jews as a race,” despite the actress’s claim that there is disagreement over whether Jews are a race or a religious community.
“Yes, but isn’t that the killer?” Then Goldberg replied. “Your oppressor is describing who you are. Why do you think they’re true? They are Nazis. Why should we believe what they say? Initially, it wasn’t [about race]. Keep in mind who they killed first. They were murdering physically rather than racially. They were murdering those they deemed to have mental defects. They decided to do this after that.”
These statements resemble those she made earlier in the year when she attempted to clarify her initial ideas during an appearance on “The View” and later that evening on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
The same evening, she also made a statement on Twitter in which she apologized for any harm she may have caused. The following evening, Kim Godwin, president of ABC News, announced Goldberg’s two-week suspension “for her inappropriate and hurtful remarks.
Despite her apology and explanations, it certainly sounds like she doubled down and is lying about her epiphany.