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.