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Outrage as Whoopi Goldberg claims ‘Holocaust is not about race’

By Jennifer Smith, Chief Reporter and Alastair Talbot For Dailymail.Com

  • Whoopi Goldberg, 66, made the comment on The View on Monday afternoon 
  • She said because the Nazis and Jews were ‘two groups of white people’, the Holocaust ‘wasn’t about race’
  • Her co-hosts were stunned by the comment and viewers were immediately outraged 
  • Ana Navarro, Joy Behar and Sarah Haines all argued with her that it was an example of white supremacy 
  • Whoopi insisted that it was ‘man’s inhumanity to man’; she earlier said: ‘This is white people doing it to white people so y’all go fight amongst yourselves but’   
  • ABC declined to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com on Monday 
  • Whoopi previously said she ‘felt Jewish’ and was ‘at home in Israel’  

Whoopi Goldberg claimed on Monday that the Holocaust ‘was not about race’ because it involved ‘two groups of white people’ and instead was an example of ‘man’s inhumanity to man’.

Goldberg made the astonishing comments on The View, the ABC show. It stunned her colleagues and sparked outrage among viewers.

The panel had been discussing a Tennessee school removing the comic Maus from its curriculum because it contained nudity.

Critics are now demanding that Goldberg be fired from the show. They pointed to other talk show hosts and TV personalities like Sharon Osborne and Roseanne Barr who were fired over making controversial remarks.

Whoopi started off by saying: ‘Personally I am shocked because given the story of Maus I am surprised that that’s what made you uncomfortable.

‘It’s about the Holocaust, the killing of 6million people, but that didn’t bother you. This is white people doing it to white people so y’all go fight amongst yourselves but…’

Later, she carried on: ‘Let’s be truthful about it. The Holocaust isn’t about race. It’s not about race. It’s not about race. It’s not about race. It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about.’

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