Bill Maher defends Whoopi Goldberg, says she ‘shouldn’t be canceled’
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“I met last week with Ira Glasser, the longtime former head of the [American Civil Liberties Union], talks about freedom of expression. Whoopi Goldberg who by the way I hope she’s still a friend – we can disagree with each other – shouldn’t have her show canceled or postponed as much as I totally disagree with her statement mad,” Maher said on her show Friday. . “Freedom of speech.”
Maher said that while he sometimes disagreed with Goldberg’s views on certain topics, he noted that part of American history includes the difference in perspective between white Americans and black Americans.
“Can we just understand that part of our sorry racial history in this country is that a black person’s point of view will often be very different, and sometimes shocking, from a white person’s,” Maher said.
The ‘Real Time’ host pointed to the ‘The View’ host’s comments in 2007 when she defended former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who received federal charges related to his involvement in dog fighting.
“He’s from the South, from the Deep South… It’s part of his cultural upbringing,” Goldberg said at the time, which caught the co-host’s attention. Joy BeharADL Leader Josephine (Joy) Victoria Behar Says Whoopi Goldberg Shouldn’t Be ‘Cancelled’ Whoopi Goldberg Suspended From ‘The View’ Over Holocaust Remarksaccording to Reuters.
“For a lot of people, dogs are a sport,” Goldberg added, according to the outlet. “Instead of just saying (Vick) is a beast and he’s a monster, he’s a kid who comes from a culture where that’s not in question.”
Maher acknowledged that while he disagreed with her comments regarding Vick, he acknowledged that they came from different upbringings.
“I disagree with her on Michael Vick, but we grew up in two different worlds, which white people forced on black people,” Maher said. “They are going to have a very different opinion sometimes, and the answer is not to sit them in a corner for two weeks. It’s insulting,” he added, referring to the two-week suspension of Goldberg from the show.
Maher’s comments come as Goldberg suggested on Monday’s episode of “The View” that the Holocaust was “not about race.” which depicts the author’s father’s survival in the Holocaust, from an eighth-grade language arts curriculum.
“If you’re going to do this, then let’s be honest about it,” Goldberg said at the time. “Because the Holocaust is not about race. No, it’s not about race.”
“So what was it about?” asked Behar.
“It’s about the inhumanity of man to man,” Goldberg said. “That’s what it’s about.”
Goldberg was pressed by another co-host, Ana NavarreAna Violeta NavarroADL leader says Whoopi Goldberg shouldn’t be ‘cancelled’ Whoopi Goldberg suspended from ‘The View’ over Holocaust remarkswho said the decision was about white supremacy, adding “It’s about going after Jews and gypsies.”
“But these are two groups of white people,” Goldberg quipped. “But you miss the point. As soon as you make a run out of it, it goes down that alley. Let’s talk about it for what it is. It’s the way people treat each other. It’s a problem. It doesn’t matter if you I am black or white, because black, white, Jewish… everyone eats each other.”
A day later, the president of ABC News announced that Goldberg would be suspended for two weeks.
Update: 11:56 p.m.