Actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg apologized for the remarks she made, something that provoked outrage after saying that the Holocaust was not about race.

The 66-year-old gave her comments during a segment of the ABC talk show on Monday focusing on a Tennessee school district’s decision to ban “Maus,” a graphic novel that depicts the horrors of the Holocaust.

The book was removed earlier this month by the McMinn County, Tennessee, Board of Education from its eighth-grade English language arts curriculum. The reason behind this is due to "rough, objectionable language" and a drawing of a nude woman, CNN reported.

In the roundtable discussion, Goldberg stated that she was surprised that the nudity in "Maus" -- and not the Holocaust itself -- is what appeared to concern the school board. This was despite co-host Joy Behar pointing out that it was the nudity concerns that were likely the reason for the decision.

Goldberg took exception and felt that the conversation turned to how some are attempting to ban problematic parts of the nation’s history.

"Well, this is White people doing it to White people, so y'all gonna fight amongst yourselves," Goldberg said. "If you're going to do this, then let's be truthful about it because the Holocaust isn't about race." She added.

Realizing that she had made an error in judgment, Goldberg apologized.

"On today's show, I said the Holocaust "is not about race but man's inhumanity to man." I should have said it is about both," the actress posted on her Twitter account.

"As Jonathan Greenblatt of 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 added.

The segment captured the attention of the internet, with many Jewish leaders and institutions refuting Goldberg's statements.

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