Whoopi Goldberg says she apologizes for saying “the Holocaust isn’t about race.”
During The View’s Monday live airing, Goldberg and the rest of the hosts discussed how a school decided to ban the book “Maus,” a novel that depicts the realities of the Holocaust. Goldberg expressed that she was shocked that the school was more upset over the Holocaust content than the nudity included in the literature.
Maus, which depicts Jews as mice and Nazis as cats, has won a number of literary awards.
The school board said it banned the book because its profanity, nudity and depiction of suicide was inappropriate for 13-year-olds.
Goldberg, a 66-year-old Oscar-winning actress who has been on The View since 2007, told her co-hosts: “I’m surprised that’s what made you uncomfortable, the fact that there was some nudity.