On Monday, longtime co-host of The View, Whoopi Goldberg, made her return to the famous desk following her two-week suspension.
As previously reported by The Root, Goldberg was given that consequence by ABC News President Kim Godwin in an effort to allow her time to “reflect and learn about the impact of her comments,” stemming from her statements about the Holocaust in which she inaccurately stated that the tragic event “was not about race.”
Per Deadline, Goldberg explained what her time off was like to her cohosts saying: “I’ve got to tell you, there’s something marvelous about being on a show like this. Because we are The View and this is what we do. And sometimes we don’t do it as elegantly as we could and—it’s five minutes to get in important information about topics and that’s what we try to do every day. I wanna thank everybody who reached out while I was away. And I’m telling you, people reached out from places that made me go, ‘Wait, what? Really? OK.’ And it was amazing. I listened to everything everybody had to say, I was very grateful.”
“I hope it keeps all the important conversations going and 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 are important. They are important to us as a nation and to us more so as a human entity.