The View cohost, 66, ignited fury at ABC after she claimed during the Monday, January 31, live broadcast that the Holocaust was “not about race,” since Nazis and Jews were both white. To make matters worse, Goldberg later backed up her claims during her appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert after offering a half-hearted apology on Twitter.
“ABC staffers and Disney Network execs are saying Whoopi went way too far," a source told Page Six about the star's comments. "And board members are not happy with her apology and want a fuller retraction. The word is that Whoopi is in ‘deep s**t."
“Why does Whoopi seemingly get a pass when others don’t? Perhaps this time she won’t. Many at the network — including her fellow hosts — believe Whoopi is too controversial now for the show," the insider went on to explain.
Other sources close to the Emmy Award winning talk show revealed that the situation “isn’t just going to blow over," adding that “this will cast a shadow over everything for a while."
According to the outlet, execs at the network are “incredulous” and have reportedly asked: “How stoned can she be?”
“Her agents are panicking that she may have ruined herself for good,” the insider reportedly said of the Oscar winner. “Plus, now she has to worry about potential death threats.”
"As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared, ‘The Holocaust was about the Nazi’s systematic annihilation of the Jewish people — who they deemed to be an inferior race.’ I stand corrected," she continued. “The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never waiver [sic]. I’m sorry for the hurt I have caused."
However, Goldberg seemed to back track on her apology while appearing on The Late Show, as she doubled down on her belief that the murder of millions of European Jews "wasn't based on the skin," and therefore, "you can't call this racism."
According to Goldberg, race is something one can see, as she explained: "Most of the Nazis were white people and most of the people they were attacking were white people," so: "How can you say it's about race if you are fighting each other?"
She also maintained: "I don't want to give a fake apology," after doing just that on Twitter.