In a statement, ABC News president Kim Godwin bluntly described Goldberg’s comments about the Holocaust, which were made on “The View” Monday, as “wrong and hurtful.”
“While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments,” Godwin said. “The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities.”
Godwin told staff in an internal email, which was obtained by CNN, that decisions over disciplinary matters are “never easy.” And Godwin said that she appreciated Goldberg’s apology.
“But words matter and we must be cognizant of the impact our words have,” Godwin told staffers in her memo explaining the network’s decision to suspend the actor and comedian.
Goldberg first drew backlash on Monday morning when she insisted that the Holocaust was “not about race,” but rather “man’s inhumanity to man.” Goldberg later went on “The Late…