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Whoopi Goldberg vs. The Holocaust: When Cancel Culture Backfires

Daily Duh: February 1, 2022

Whoopi Gold­berg used to play Guinan, a mys­te­ri­ous wise bar­tender, on Star Trek: TNG.

She should have quit while she was ahead.

In a sane world, Whoopi would have been out of a job back in 2009: In a dis­cus­sion about Roman Polan­s­ki, who drugged and raped a 14-year-old girl, Whoopi said it was rape, but it was­n’t RAPE rape. No, I’m not mak­ing this up.

When Gold­berg announced The Holo­caust was­n’t about race, even the oth­er morons on The View were tak­en aback.

You might have thought there was no way she could make the sit­u­a­tion worse. But she did. While stum­bling through a clum­sy, half-heart­ed “apol­o­gy,” she opened with a boil­er­plate “I am very upset that peo­ple mis­un­der­stood what I was say­ing,” then assert­ed The Holo­caust was white-on-white vio­lence, so it was­n’t about race.

Cleary Whoopi did­n’t know she was sup­posed to apol­o­gize and promise to step back and learn from her mis­take and under­stand how she’d hurt oth­ers, so ABC News pres­i­dent Kim God­win stepped in to do it for her:

“Effec­tive imme­di­ate­ly, I am sus­pend­ing Whoopi Gold­berg 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,” ABC News pres­i­dent Kim God­win Tweet­ed.

(Would it be child­ish to snick­er about a Holo­caust apol­o­gy com­ing from some­one named God­win?)

Maybe Whoopi can hang out with Neil Young while they’re in Can­cel Cul­ture Jail.

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