A British mother was stunned when she realised her parenting style had been slammed by Whoopi Goldberg after the presenter’s US show used a video she’d posted online.
It follows her recent controversy that made headlines around the world.
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Now, we all know that Whoopi Goldberg is a woman of many talents.
An actor, TV personality, comedian, and author, Goldberg has pretty much done it all.
Goldberg’s film breakthrough came in 1985 with her role as Celie, a mistreated woman in the Deep South in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple…
She went on to appear in critically acclaimed movies such as Ghost (1992) and Sister Act (1993)…
She was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, when she starred in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.
Since 2007, Goldberg has also co-hosted and moderated the daytime talk show The View…
And on global television, she has become one of the most recognized faces.
So, as you can see, Goldberg’s resume is very impressive!
After sharing her opinion on the Holocaust she has caused controversy on the show recently.
And people are, understandably, disgusted with her backward comments…
During the show’s Hot Topics discussion on January 31, the panel was discussing the graphic novel Maus and how it was recently banned from a Tennessee school district…
It’s the story of author Art Spiegelman’s father and his account of being imprisoned in a concentration camp.
“Let’s be truthful about it — because the Holocaust isn’t about race. No. It’s not about race,” she said.
“It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. That’s what it’s about,” as both groups were white.
Totally missing the point.
This prompted her co-hosts to question her comments, adding that the Nazi’s referred to Aryans as “the master race.”
Sparks fly as The View panel confronts Whoopi after she says "the Holocaust isn't about race. No. It's not about race."
"Well, the considered Jews a different race," Joy Behar says.
"But it's about white supremacy. It's about going after Jews and Gypsies," Ana Navarro adds. pic.twitter.com/GZwZSi2qXi
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 31, 2022
However, Goldberg responded: “These are two white groups of people. You’re missing the point,” Goldberg added. “The minute you turn it into the race, it goes down this alley. Let’s talk about it for what it is. It’s how people treat each other. It’s a problem. It doesn’t matter if you’re Black or white, ’cause Blacks, whites, Jews, everybody eats [the] other.”
After her worryingly uneducated remarks went viral, Goldberg went on to apologize for any “hurt” she caused…
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) February 1, 2022
But, it simply wasn’t enough for some viewers as they called for her to be removed from the show.
And it seems ABC heard their comments…
ABC News President Kim Godwin said in a statement that Goldberg was suspended from The View for 2 weeks over her comments.
“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,” she said.
In a note to staff, ABC News prez Kim Godwin says, "While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to 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.”
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 2, 2022
Adding: “The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities.”
A decision that Whoopi Goldberg appeared to be unhappy with as she reportedly threatened to quit the show amid the suspension.
“She’s telling people she’s going to quit.”
“Suspension from ‘The View’ is like getting suspended from Bravo. The bar is very low,” they finished.
But, after her 2 weeks suspension, Goldberg returned to the show.
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) February 14, 2022
Eliciting many comments from people around the world.
“Hello hello hello, welcome to The View, and yes, I’m back,” she began saying on the show.
Her colleagues then said that they’d missed her, for Goldberg to say: “I’ve missed you all, too. I’ve got to tell you there’s something kind of marvelous about being on a show like this because we are The View and this is what we do,” she continued on.
She then said lightheartedly that sometimes they don’t do it as “elegantly” as they could.
And continued to say: “It’s 5 minutes to get in important information about topics, and that’s what we try to do every day, and I want to thank everybody who reached out while I was away and I’m telling you people reached out from places that made me go ‘wait wait, what? Really? OK.’
“And it was amazing. I listened to everything that everybody had to say and I was very grateful. I hope it keeps all of the important conversations happening because we’re going to keep having tough conversations.
“It’s not always pretty as I said, It’s not always as other people would like to hear, but it is an honor to sit at this table and be able to have these conversations because they’re important,” she said.
— The Chat (@LiveOnTheChat) February 14, 2022
“They’re important to us as a nation,” she continued explaining. “And to us more so as a human entity.”
It has now been a matter of week since Goldberg’s return, and everything on The View appeared to be going smoothly.
That was until Goldberg and the panel discussed ‘gentle parenting.’
Goldberg has come under fire once again after she laughed at a mom’s “gentle parenting” style.
The show discussed and showed a viral TikTok video by mom, Kelly Enos, which sees her demonstrate her gentle parenting style.
The viral video sees Enos says: “How many of you are sick to death of disciplining your child with these words? No, get down.”
“You could try things like this ‘Feet on the floor please,’” Enos said in the viral video. “It just makes a more positive spin on getting down. Either you can put your feet on the floor or Mommy can help you, which one would you like?”
However, Goldberg made it pretty clear that she wasn’t a fan of the style…
Laughing as she introduced the segment, Goldberg said: “A mom on TikTok is going viral because she’s making the case for so-called gentle parenting, where you go beyond just saying no to your child.”
Then, following the video, Goldberg said: “Honestly. Is that really a realistic approach when your children are acting up?”
According to the Daily Mail, Enos has said that when she “first realized I’d featured on Whoopi’s show I was really happy because I thought, “This is great for gentle parenting”, because it was finally being spoken about.”
“But, I pressed play and I was greeted with Whoopi Goldberg patronizing and laughing at me,” she continued. “The panel poo-pooed gentle parenting. I was disappointed as I thought at least one of them would have seen where I was coming from.”
Enos has since responded to a segment from the show in a video on TikTok where she explained how gentle parenting works.
Reply to @kirstycairns2 WHAT THE ACTUAL!!!!! @The View @Whoopi Goldberg Thank you for sharing my video (and trying the English accent 😂) Drop me an email… let’s talk. 😏😉 #gentleparenting #makingmoves #viral
Alongside the video, she also added the caption: “WHAT THE ACTUAL!!!!! @The View @Whoopi Goldberg Thank you for sharing my video (and trying the English accent 😂) Drop me an email… let’s talk.”
Do you think Goldberg was wrong for laughing?