Whoopi Goldberg surprisingly returned to The View on Monday before serving her full two-week suspension following the global backlash over comments she made about the Holocaust last month.
The 66-year-old host only missed eight episodes after ABC announced that she would be sitting out for the comedian for two weeks — presumably ten episodes — after her last broadcast on February 1, in which she apologized for saying the Holocaust wasn’t ‘race-related’ on the Today show. Previous.
But on Monday, Goldberg returned to broadcasting after missing just eight shows.
‘Okay, hi, hi, hi, and welcome to The View. And yes, I’m back… and I’ve missed you all too,” Goldberg told viewers and her co-hosts at the top of the show.
I got to tell you, there’s something so cool about being on a show like this, because we’re The View and that’s what we do. And sometimes we don’t do it as accurately as possible.
But it takes five minutes to get important information about the topics. This is what we try to do every day. I want to thank everyone who contacted me during my absence.
And I’m telling you, people from places that made me go, ‘Wait, wait, what?’ Oh really? OK! “And it was great and I listened to everything everyone said and I was so grateful, I hope all the important conversations continue because we will continue to have difficult conversations.”
She was seen leaving ABC’s studios in Manhattan before the show ended broadcasting, which has left doubts about whether she will return on Tuesday or if she will be back when her suspension ends on Wednesday.
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Whoopi Goldberg is pictured returning to ABC’s The View on Monday after a two-week suspension following comments she made about the Holocaust.
The 66-year-old host, pictured, commented on her comeback at the start of Monday’s episode of The View
Goldberg left her job at ABC Studios on her first day back on The View after her layoff. Goldberg was already walking out of the building while the show was still on the air
Pictured: Goldberg speaking to her View castmates on Monday, her first episode since she was suspended for two weeks after the February 1 show.
Goldberg was placed on unpaid suspension for two weeks after the infamous January 31 episode by ABC president Kim Goodwin, who said she wanted to end a “culture” where The View host and co-host Joy Behar can say and do. Whatever they want,” the insider told DailyMail.com.
DailyMail.com reached out to ABC for comment on Goldberg’s surprising early return.
Goldberg faced a rebellion from staff who felt she had gone overboard with her deaf apologies for her comments about the Holocaust.
She was not shy about controversy upon her return.
“It’s not always pretty, like I said, and it’s not always what other people would like to hear, but it’s an honor to be sitting at this table and to be able to have these conversations because they are important,” Goldberg said.
They are important to us as a nation, and to us more than they are a human entity. So, Happy Valentine’s Day, to all of you! And we’ll start, because that’s what we do.
She was seen leaving ABC studios on her first day of returning, while the show was still on the air at the time of her departure.
Whoopi Goldberg sparked outrage by claiming that the Holocaust “wasn’t about race” because it was “two groups of white people” during the January 31 episode of The View.
Sarah Haines attempted to point out that the Nazis considered themselves superior to the Jews, but Goldberg did not take her view into account.
The controversy began when Whoopi claimed on air that the Holocaust “wasn’t about race.” She posted an apology on Twitter, then apologized on air the next day on February 1 but was put on hold after the show.
Sources told DailyMail.com that the outspoken host was set to forfeit $192,000 for the two-week suspension.
Reactions on social media have been mixed, with many feeling the suspension was not sufficient as a punishment, and some even going so far as to call for Goldberg’s release.
One wrote on Twitter: “You shouldn’t bring back #Boycotttheview.”
Another commenter offered, “She should be shot and fired for good.”
TheView needs to tell the truth. Nobody cares about “hard conversations”. We care about the board that says the wrong things.
“All of her hosts are so glad she’s back, no one else,” another person wrote on Twitter.
“Anti-Semitic conversations are tough conversations,” tweeted a Twitter user by the name of Ron Hack.
The talk show host tried to retract her comments on her last show before commenting.
“On today’s programme, I said the Holocaust ‘is not about race, it’s about human brutality toward man.’ I should have said it’s about both,” she said.
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