Kim Godwin, President of ABC News, tweeted out a statement about Goldberg’s status on “The View” following her misguided Holocaust remarks. “Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments,” the statement read. “While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time and reflect and learn about the impact of her comments. The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities.”
In a note to staff at ABC, Godwin also wrote, “Words matter and we must be cognizant of the impact our words have” according to a tweet shared by CNN reporter Oliver Darcy. She added Goldberg had “an educational conversation” with Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League, which the host had alluded to in her apology tweet.
At time of writing, Goldberg had not yet commented on her suspension.