(FiveNation.com)- “For a while,” Whoopi Goldberg will be absent from ABC’s daytime talk show “The View.”
The explanation is that she is working on a film, not because of the countless absurd things she has said, including some that have led to her being accused of antisemitism.
On Monday, Joy Behar, Goldberg’s cohost, revealed that she would be taking a break from the show.
Behar said that If you’re wondering where Whoopi is, she’s working on a movie,
and she’ll return after she’s finished with whatever she’s doing.
“She’ll be gone for a while,” she explained.
Whoopi Goldberg has joined the cast of Amazon Studios’ series adaption of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys.
Goldberg is one of six performers cast in the Amazon Prime Video streaming series, which is now filming in Scotland. Also, cast are Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Emmanuel Ighodaro, Cecilia Noble, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, and Don Gilet.
Bird Woman, the deity of birds and one of the story’s main villains, will be played by Goldberg. She and the other new cast members will portray gods in the World Before Time, a world full of beauty, magic, and peril where animals are gods who still walk.
Goldberg said that she’s long been a fan of this book, and when Neil Gaiman informed her that it was being adapted for the film, she did all she could to be a part of it.”
Goldberg was chastised this year and accused of antisemitism.
“The Holocaust isn’t about race… it’s about man’s inhumanity to man,” Goldberg stated.
“But it’s about white supremacists coming after Jews,” co-host Ana Navarro sought to clarify.
Goldberg, however, stopped her cohost, spoke over her, and maintained that these were two white groups of individuals!
When she appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” the following night, she continued to make her case.
When we talk about race, Goldberg feels it’s a different issue for her because she’s Black. As a result, she said that she did not believe the Holocaust was motivated by race. And people were enraged, and they remained enraged by her “view.”
She believed it was a meaningful conversation because, as a Black person, she thinks of race as something she can see.
Whoopi said you can’t call the holocaust racism. This was heinous. This has nothing to do with skin. It was impossible to discern who was Jewish. “You have to look into it and figure it out,” she explained.
The actress said she would run when the Klan came down the street if she was standing with a Jewish buddy. However, if her friend decided not to run, they would most likely get passed by since you can’t tell most of the time who is Jewish.
These ridiculous remarks didn’t make The View care all that much that Whoopi went away.