Whoopi Goldberg sent shockwaves through the Jewish community recently after claiming during a taping of The View that the Holocaust was “not about race.”
While the actress and talk show host — whose real name is Caryn Johnson — tried to walk back the situation with an apology after she was suspended by the network, the Daily Mail published a damning report this week that proves Goldberg has a solid history of making anti-Semitic remarks.
The outlet also cited a number of television insiders who claim that Goldberg’s most recent example of anti-Semitism is part of a long, “clear pattern” of offensive remarks against Jewish peole she’s made over the years.
At the top of the list of offensive remarks, particularly against Jewish women, is a recipe she submitted to a cookbook in the 1990s, where she made perfectly clear her view on how she believes Jewish women live.
The celebrity cookbook Goldberg contributed to, called Cooking in The Litchfield Hills, was filled with normal, interesting recipes from a number of popular celebrities at the time.
But Goldberg’s recipe stood out from all the rest, not only because it was mocking in tone, but it was a clear hit piece targeting Jewish women. She called the recipe, “Jewish American Princess Fried Chicken.”
The instructions for the recipe began by instructing the reader to, “Send chauffeur to your favorite butcher shop for the chicken (save the brown paper bag). Have your cook 1) Melt equal parts oil and butter 3/4 deep in skillet over moderate heat.”
It added: “Put flour, seasoned with remaining ingredients, into brown paper bag. 3) Rinse chicken parts and place in bag. Then you tightly close top of bag (watch your nails) and shake 10 times.”
“Hand bag to Cook, go dress for dinner. While you dress, have Cook preheat oven to 350 degrees and brown chicken slowly in skillet. When evenly browned, have Cook place chicken in dish in oven. Have Cook prepare rest of meal while you touch up your makeup,” it continued.
Anti-Defamation League responds
Abraham Foxman, the National Director of the ADL at the time, slammed Goldberg at the time for the insensitive and inappropriate submission.
“It’s a lousy recipe with insensitive and anti-Semitic ingredients. Whoopi should know better. She needs some sensitivity training, unfortunately. The good people who published it need some sensitivity training too,” Foxman said at the time.
Goldberg once again was on the receiving end of criticism from the ADL this week, with the current CEO making an appearance on the show the day after her asinine remarks to explain why what Goldberg said was so incredibly offensive. It looks like the once-popular movie star has some serious explaining to do.