BESIDES acting on the big screen, Whoopi Goldberg is also one of the co-hosts on the daytime talk show, The View.
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Why isn’t Whoopi Goldberg on The View?
On November 14, 2022, Whoopi Goldberg was missing from her usual seat on The View.
During Monday’s broadcast, Sara Haines took over as moderator while Whoopi remained absent.
It was revealed that Whoopi’s absence was attributed to health reasons.
Shortly before she was scheduled to appear at the show’s regular time, the Oscar-winning actress tested positive for Covid19.
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However, she is expecting to make a full recovery and return to the program sometime soon.
What happened to Whoopi?
During the episode on Monday, January 31, 2022, Goldberg received pushback after claiming the Holocaust, which involved the murder of six million Jews and other victims, was not “about race.”
During the ABC daytime talk show on the January 31, 2022, episode she received criticism from her co-hosts and Twitter users after she claimed the Holocaust was not “about race”.
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Kim Godwin, ABC News president revealed that Goldberg would be suspended from The View for two weeks for her “wrong and hurtful comments” in a statement shared with USA Today on February 1, 2022.
The statement said: “While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments.
“The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family and communities.”
On February 1, 2022, Whoopi released a statement on Twitter to apologize for her hurtful words and said she “misspoke”.
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The statement reads: “My words upset so many people, which was never my intention.”
“I understand why now, and for that I am deeply, deeply grateful, because the information I got was really helpful and helped me understand some different things.”
The long-time actor and comedian has been a member of the popular morning talk show since 2007.
Goldberg will hit a milestone with 15 years on The View in 2022.
Goldberg herself did not make an official statement about her absence from the show yet.
On April 11, 2022, TV viewers noticed the Ghost actress did not appear on the show yet again.
At the top of the episode aired on Monday, April 11, co-host Joy Behar addressed Whoopi’s absence.
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Joy told the audience: “If you’re wondering where Whoopi is, the girl’s got a movie she’s making!”
“She will be back when she finishes whatever she’s doing, so she’s gone for a while.”