‘The View’: Meghan McCain Calls out Whoopi Goldberg After Holocaust Comments
Meghan McCain is going hard against her former The View colleague Whoopi Goldberg. The Republican pundit took the opportunity to take a jab at the EGOT legend following the backlash she received over her comment about the Holocaust. Goldberg has since been reprimanded and has been put on a two-week suspension by ABC News.
What did Meghan McCain say about Whoopi Goldberg?
Since her exit from The View in August 2021, McCain has kept busy with a weekly column on the British tabloid Daily Mail. In her recently-published article, McCain said that she had a difficult time writing the one where she talks about Goldberg. McCain alleged that she doesn’t want the ABC talk show anymore but “what Whoopi said yesterday was too serious to avoid addressing it.”
On the show that aired on Monday, Jan. 31, Goldberg said, “Let’s be truthful about it because [the] Holocaust isn’t about race. It’s not about race. It’s about man’s inhumanity to man.”
McCain has not been shy about calling out antisemitism in the past and didn’t let go of the opportunity to give her opinion on Goldberg. In her column, she said that “accountability culture” didn’t apply to Goldberg whenever she “has to be held accountable.”
“I am not calling for Whoopi Goldberg to be fired, if only because I don’t believe there is any universe where she could possibly do anything that could get her fired – she is the crown jewel of The View and a pop culture icon,” McCain wrote. “But I hope this can be used as a teachable moment to explain to millions of Americans why conflating the Holocaust as something that is specific and limited to ‘white people’ is insane, ahistorical, and anti-Semitic.”
McCain went on to remember some of Goldberg’s controversial statements from the past that she was not canceled for and called her apology “half-a**ed.”
“In the world of media, there are people who will never face the same ramifications and repercussions that others will,” she added. “There’s a double, triple, and even quadruple standard if you are conservative.”
Whoopi Goldberg apologized for her comments
Furthermore, Goldberg started off The View’s episode on Feb. 1 with a statement regarding her comments a day prior. The Sister Act actor said that she misspoke and wanted to address what she said on the show.
“I said something that I feel a responsibility for not leaving unexamined because my words upset so many people, which was never my intention,” she said at the top of the show. “I understand why now, and for that I am deeply, deeply grateful because the information I got was really helpful, and it helped me understand some different things.”
In addition, Goldberg said, “I said the Holocaust wasn’t about race and was instead about man’s inhumanity to man. But it is indeed about race because Hitler and the Nazis considered Jews to be an inferior race. Now, words matter and mine are no exception. I regret my comments, as I said, and I stand corrected. I also stand with the Jewish people as they know and y’all know, because I’ve always done that.”
Whoopi Goldberg cut from ‘The View’ for 2 weeks
Lastly and after apologizing on The View, it was decided by ABC News President Kim Godwin that Goldberg would be suspended for two weeks “for her wrong and hurtful comments.”
“While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments. The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities,” read the statement shared on Twitter.