• ABC News President Kim Godwin decided to suspend Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks 
  • Some netizens were not satisfied with the network's decision, for they wanted Goldberg fired
  • Some online users agreed with the network because Goldberg is also entitled to her opinion

Whoopi Goldberg was suspended for two weeks following her controversial Holocaust remarks, but the netizens felt that she should be fired from "The View."

ABC News President Kim Godwin released a statement following Goldberg's comments about the Holocaust on Monday's episode of the daytime talk show. "Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments," Godwin said in the statement she shared on Twitter.

The statement continued, "While Whoopi has apologized, I've asked her to take time and reflect and learn about the impact of her comments. The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities."

Meanwhile, the netizens were not satisfied with the decision. They wanted the network to fire Goldberg from the show.

"Whoopi Goldberg shouldn't be suspended, she should be fired," tweeted Brigitte Gabriel, founder and chairman of Act For America.

"Whoppie gets a pass… this guy will almost definitely get a pass… anyone else is canceled for life. See the trend here folks?" Donald Trump Jr. wrote.

"I do not. I feel if we're going to scream for equality and justice for all it should apply across all spectrums. Whoopi spread misinformation which was harmful to an ethnic group. Then doubled down. she should be fired #WhoopiGoldberg," one commented on Tom Fitton's tweet asking if the netizens agreed or disagreed with ABC's decision to suspend Goldberg for two weeks.

"Suspended... What should be happening is she should be fired and sent packing. That was a self-righteous thing to say and people that you offended deserve better. Your opinion is toxic. Don Cherry was fired for saying, you people. Double standards," a fourth user wrote.

Despite the backlash, several also believed that the suspension was enough for Goldberg. Also, the netizens said that the "Sister Act" star was entitled to her own opinion.

"She's allowed her opinion even if she's wrong. Her ratings prove that she is way out there," one wrote.

"The suspension may be right, as a business matter, but while her comments were stupid and kinda antisemitic too, she shouldn't be canceled or censored. It's a good learning moment for anyone who may think like her," another added.

"Disagree. Censorship is censorship. People are entitled to their opinion, no matter how unpopular it might be," a third user commented.

"I believe when a person apologizes and admits to their mistake it should be enough I'm not a Whoopi fan but I would want the same for a Conservative," a fourth netizen wrote.

Goldberg received intense backlash when she said the Holocaust was "not about race," claiming the Nazis and Jews were both white. She later apologized on Twitter by writing, "I stand corrected," and, "I'm sorry for the hurt I have caused." However, she seemed to have doubled down on her initial statement when she appeared on " The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" Monday.

ABC staffers and her co-hosts reportedly wanted her fired, and they felt that she was "too controversial for the show." Meanwhile, her agents were allegedly panicking. A source told Page Six they felt that she was in "deep s--t" and may have "ruined herself for good."

US actress Whoopi Goldberg, pictured in 2019, was suspended for comments she made about the Holocaust on her talk show
US actress Whoopi Goldberg, pictured in 2019, was suspended for comments she made about the Holocaust on her talk show AFP / Angela Weiss