A Surprising Voice Has Come To Whoopi Goldberg's Defense

Whoopi Goldberg is the latest host of "The View" to come under fire for controversial remarks. Former conservative co-host Meghan McCain made headlines on a frequent basis with her outspoken opinions that were not always popular with the rest of the panel, but things have been relatively calm on "The View" since McCain left the daily morning talkfest in August of 2021. Now Goldberg, who has been with the show since 2007, has been suspended for two weeks thanks to remarks she made on January 31, 2022, claiming the Holocaust was not about race, per CNN.

The discussion started on Monday when the panel was discussing Tennessee school district's choice to ban the Holocaust-related book "Maus" from schools, and the hosts pointed out that many school boards are eliminating curriculums that deal with race and ugly parts of American history. "If you're going to do this, then let's be truthful about it because the Holocaust isn't about race," Goldberg said (via CNN), adding that it was really about "man's inhumanity to man" between "two white groups of people."

Now, someone who usually doesn't take the side of more liberal media personalities is coming to Goldberg's defense.

A Fox News host added his two cents on the Whoopi Goldberg controversy

By Monday evening, Whoopi Goldberg had taken plenty of heat for her comments, with CNN reporting that staffers within the ABC news division were uneasy about the remarks.

Goldberg herself issued an apology via social media, saying: "On today's show, I said 'the Holocaust is not about race but about man's inhumanity to man.' I should have said it is about both," she tweeted. "As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared, 'The Holocaust was about the Nazi's systematic annihilation of the Jewish people — who they deemed to be an inferior race.' I stand corrected. The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never waiver. I'm sorry for the hurt I have caused."

Surprisingly, Sean Hannity defended Goldberg — or at least her apology — on his February 1 Fox News primetime show, just before ABC announced her suspension, according to Yahoo! News.

"I think her apology is sincere. I think she's learned a lot in the process. If two weeks off is the penalty, it's better than being canceled," Hannity said. "And I just — I have just a reflexive reaction to cancel because I don't like what somebody says, because you don't have to watch 'The View.' I hate to tell you, I don't watch 'The View.'"