After a semi long suspension stemming from controversial comments she made about the Holocaust on the ABC show on Monday, Jan. 31, Whoopi Goldberg has returned to The View on Monday, February 14th.
Taking her seat in the moderator’s spot at the table, Goldberg welcomed viewers to the show by saying she’s “back.”
“We’re going to keep having tough conversations,”
“And in part, because this is what we’ve been hired to do. And it’s not always pretty, as I said, and it is not always as other people would like to hear. But it is an honor to sit at this table and be able to have these conversations, because they’re important. They’re important to us as a nation and to us more so as a human entity.”
“There’s something kind of marvelous about being on a show like this because we are The View and this is what we do,” she said. “Sometimes we don’t do it as elegantly as we could. It’s five minutes to get in important information about topics. That’s what we try to do every day.”
Goldberg also thanked those who reached out to her and shared with her co-hosts that she missed them.
“I listened to everything everybody had to say and I was very grateful, and I hope it keeps important conversations happening,”
Goldberg had gotten suspended after, during a discussion about graphic novel Maus on The View on Jan. 31, she said the Holocaust was “not about race.” The remark prompted a swift backlash online, with Goldberg issuing an apology on social media and on The View the next day.