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Breaking: Whoopi Goldberg suspended from 'The View' for two weeks over Holocaust comments

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Whoopi Goldberg was suspended from "The View" after there was public outcry over her bizarre comments about the Holocaust on the show.

Goldberg debated with her fellow co-hosts about whether the Holocaust was about racism in an attempt to characterize the event as "man's inhumanity to man."

She apologized for the comments on her official social media account Monday, but then appeared to double down on the argument when she appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

On Tuesday, ABC News President Kim Godwin released a statement about Goldberg's suspension.

"Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments," read the statement from Godwin.

"While Whoopi has apologized, I've asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments," she added. "The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities."

Godwin expanded on her reasoning for the suspension in an email sent to staffers of the network.

"These decisions are never easy, but necessary. Just last week I noted that the culture at ABC News is one that is driven, kind, inclusive, respectful, and transparent. Whoopi's comments do not align with those values," wrote Godwin in part.

"Whoopi has shown through her actions over many years that she understands the horrors of the Holocaust and she started today's show with that recognition," she added. "But words matter and we must be cognizant of the impact our words have."

Here's more about the Whoopi Goldberg controversy:

Jewish Leaders React to Whoopi Goldberg's Holocaust Comments on ‘The View' www.youtube.com

[Ed. Note: This story has been updated with additional information.]

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