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Jewish activists and others are furious with comedian Whoopi Goldberg, who is one of the hosts of the ABC Daytime show “The View,” after she made more comments about the Holocaust after previously apologizing for similar remarks.
The actress was suspended from “The View” around 10 months ago for claiming that the Holocaust was not about race. She apologized for the comments but in a new interview with the U.K. paper The Sunday Times, it appears her apology may not have been sincere.
“Remember who they were killing first. They were not killing racial; they were killing physical. They were killing people they considered to be mentally defective. And then they made this decision,” the actress said.
Journalist Janice Turner explained to Goldberg, whose real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson, that there were race laws the Nazis created against Jews and said that “Nazis saw Jews as a race.”
“Yes, but that’s the killer, isn’t it? The oppressor is telling you what you are. Why are you believing them? They’re Nazis. Why believe what they’re saying?” she said.
“It doesn’t change the fact that you could not tell a Jew on a street,” she said. “You could find me. You couldn’t find them.”
“But you would have thought that I’d taken a big old stinky dump on the table, butt naked,” she said, in reference to her comments that got her suspended from “The View.”
“Whoopi Goldberg – 1 million Jews were murdered in Auschwitz alone, so take a lesson from @AuschwitzMuseum. Hitler targeted Jews for annihilation arguing that we are a distinct and inferior race. Stop distorting history. It’s offensive to every Jew murdered in the Holocaust,” Boundless Israel co-founder Aviva Klompas.
Whoopi Goldberg – 1 million Jews were murdered in Auschwitz alone, so take a lesson from @AuschwitzMuseum
Hitler targeted Jews for annihilation arguing that we are a distinct and inferior race.
Stop distorting history. It's offensive to every Jew murdered in the Holocaust. https://t.co/oX5izpiQbG
— Aviva Klompas (@AvivaKlompas) December 26, 2022
“Whoopi is at it again, repeating the very same nonsense about the Holocaust she ‘apologized’ for months ago! Whoopi is so ignorant she claims Nazi genocide was ‘not about race’ even though Africans were also murdered as ‘racial inferiors’ just like Jews! @TheView is her enabler,” former Democrat new York Assemblyman Dov Hikind said, along with a video in which he called her comments “ignorant,” “stupid” and “uneducated.”
“You’re entitled to say whatever you want to say. This is America,” Hiking said. “But ABC does not need to give you a platform.”
He said that “nobody wants an apology anymore because it’s meaningless. Because it’s a lie. It’s dishonest.
Whoopi is at it again, repeating the very same nonsense about the Holocaust she “apologized” for months ago!
Whoopi is so ignorant she claims Nazi genocide was “not about race” even though Africans were also murdered as “racial inferiors” just like Jews!@TheView is her enabler https://t.co/Z9VU9XpfTR pic.twitter.com/dOom4QLTEg
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) December 26, 2022
In February The Daily Mail reported that Goldberg has a tenuous history with the Jewish community and even submitted a recipe to a cookbook that contained a derogatory reference to Jewish women.
Whoopi Goldberg’s suspension from The View this week is the pinnacle of a years-long habit of making off-color remarks about Jewish people that includes a recipe she wrote for a celebrity cookbook in the 1990s called ‘Jewish American Princess Fried Chicken’, DailyMail.com can reveal.
In 1993, Goldberg – whose real name is Caryn Johnson – submitted the recipe to Cooking in The Litchfield Hills, a charity cookbook comprised of recipes from the well-heeled residents of the leafy Connecticut suburb.
DailyMail.com exclusively obtained a copy of the long-forgotten cookbook, where Whoopi’s recipe mocking Jewish-American women glaringly stands out amongst friendlier submissions like legend Diane Sawyer’s ‘roasted potato skins with scallion dip’, the late Eartha Kitt’s ‘summer zucchini soup with nasturtium blossoms’ and Oscar de la Renta’s ‘fresh pumpkin and crab soup’.
“Send chauffeur to your favorite butcher shop for the chicken (save the brown paper bag). Have your cook 1) Melt equal parts oil and butter 3/4 deep in skillet over moderate heat,” her recipe reads.
“2) Put flour, seasoned with remaining ingredients, into brown paper bag. 3) Rinse chicken parts and place in bag.
“Then you tightly close top of bag (watch your nails) and shake 10 times,” it said.
“Hand bag to Cook, go dress for dinner. While you dress, have Cook preheat oven to 350 degrees and brown chicken slowly in skillet. When evenly browned, have Cook place chicken in dish in oven. Have Cook prepare rest of meal while you touch up your makeup.
“In about half an hour, voila! Dinner is served! You must be exhausted,” she said.
The Anti-Defamation League chastised her for the recipe.
“It’s a lousy recipe with insensitive and anti-Semitic ingredients. Whoopi should know better,” the group said.
“She needs some sensitivity training, unfortunately. The good people who published it need some sensitivity training too,” they said.