Sharon Osborne gets it.
Sharon Osborne says Whoopi Goldberg wasn’t fired from The View for trivializing the Holocaust because ‘nobody gives a f**k’ about Jews.
Osbourne, 68, implied there was a clear double standard that saw her fired from rival show The Talk in March 2021 for defending Piers Morgan during his war with Meghan Markle, while letting Goldberg retain her coveted job despite remarking in February this year that ‘The Holocaust wasn’t about race.’
When The Times asked about the double standard, she said: ‘I’ll tell you why, because it’s the Jews, and nobody gives a f**k.
Osbourne – whose music producer father Don Arden was Jewish – added that she likes Goldberg, and was making a point about showbiz hypocrisy, rather than attacking the Ghost star personally.
The suspension for Goldberg came a day after Whoopi, 66, made the controversial comments on The View. She referred to Jews and Nazis as ‘two groups of white people’ and said that because they were both white, it was about ‘inhumanity’ and not race’.
She apologized hours later and again on Tuesday’s morning episode, but the original remark sparked immediate international backlash with everyone from the Israeli Consular General in New York to the Auschwitz Memorial and Anti-Defamation League (ADL) taking offense.
It’s true and it certainly makes it easier to understand how the world allowed the Holocaust to happen.