Disgraced ‘The View’ host, Whoopi Goldberg, whose real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson, was suspended “The View” for two weeks after she said the Holocaust was not about race.
It’s not the first time she has made off-color remarks about Jewish people. In 1993 she submitted a recipe called “Jewish American Princess Fried Chicken” for a swanky charity cookbook, according to the Daily Mail.
Goldberg’s recipe entry for the “Cooking in chi-chi The Litchfield Hills” cookbook featured a step-by-step process for creating the dish with off-color anecdotes in jest. It was met with severe backlash from the Anti-Defamation League at the time, which he labeled as “degrading” and “anti-Semitic.”
“It’s an ugly recipe with non-sensational and anti-Semitic ingredients,” the organization, led by its national director, Abraham Foxman, cheered at the time. “Whoopi should know better.
“She needs some sensitivity training, unfortunately. The good people who published it need some sensitivity training.”
“I’m a Jewish-American princess,” she responded. “Maybe it’s the people who are more upset. It’s not my problem that people are uncomfortable with the fact that I’m Jewish.”
Three years later, in a 1997 interview with Playbill, Goldberg doubled down on her heritage rights.
“My family is Jewish, Buddhist, Baptist and Catholic – I don’t subscribe to anything because I don’t believe in man-made religions,” he explained, adopting the platform’s last name from Goldberg as “a Jewish ancestor.”
Whoopi Goldberg does not appear to have any Jewish ancestry.
The best information available online comes from the mid-2000s when a DNA test determined that Goldberg’s heritage was 92% African and 8% European with seemingly no specific indication of Jewish ancestry.
With all of that being said, Goldberg has insisted, without evidence, that her last name is part of her heritage and that she there she feels a connection with Israel. YourTango.com