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Whoopi Goldberg is rolling out a much-needed apology … after making claims about the Holocaust that many found incredibly antisemitic.
Whoopi offered her “sincere apologies” Tuesday, telling Rolling Stone, “It was never my intention to appear as if I was doubling down on hurtful comments, especially after talking with and hearing people like rabbis and old and new friends weighing in.”
She says she’s still learning — but confirms, “I believe that the Holocaust was about race, and I am still as sorry now as I was then that I upset, hurt and angered people.”
As we reported, Whoopi faced severe backlash after recently telling The Times Jewish people themselves are divided on whether they’re actually a race or not, even quoting one Jewish friend as saying … “Not for nothing is there no box on the census for the Jewish race. So that leads me to believe that we’re probably not a race.”
Whoopi went on to double down on the notion that the Holocaust wasn’t about race, from her POV, by saying … “Remember who they were killing first. They were not killing racial; they were killing physical. They were killing people they considered to be mentally defective. And then they made this decision.”
You’ll recall, Whoopie was singing a similar tune at the beginning of this year … and made an apology quickly after, as well.