I’ve come around on the Whoopi situation.
I was upset by her comments and apparent pompous attitude about being right. But yesterday she apologized on TV (video here), and brought in the ADL to explain why she was wrong (video here). That’s a willingness to learn and set ego aside. I’m ok w/that. I believe she was ignorant, not an antisemite.
She seems willing to engage in conversations on the topic and listen to facts on the holocaust from more knowledgeable sources. Suspending (canceling) her merely stifles much-needed conversation and education on the subject. Her faux pas created an educational opportunity that is sorely needed in America today on this subject.
So let’s make lemonade with these lemons and teach people about the Holocaust.