Whoopi Goldberg's co-hosts of "The View" are outraged at ABC for suspending the controversial star for her comment that the Holocaust was "not about race."

This was after Whoopi Goldberg, the outspoken comedian, has been suspended indefinitely following a speech she made on Monday's show in which she asserted that the Holocaust was "not about race."

Navarro, a regular guest host, backed Goldberg.

"I love Whoopi Goldberg. I love 'The View,'" Navarro told the Daily Beast on Tuesday evening. "This was an incredibly unfortunate incident. Whoopi is a lifelong ally to the Jewish community. She is not an anti-Semite, period. I am sad. And I have nothing else to say."

Kim Godwin, President of ABC News, wrote on the ABC News PR account on Twitter : "Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments. While Whoopi has apologized, I've asked her to take time to 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."

Goldberg made the remarks on Monday's broadcast of the talk program. During that episode, she and the other hosts discussed how a Tennessee school board banned the Holocaust-themed graphic novel "Maus."

According to Deadline, Godwin got a message written to the staff in which she refers to Goldberg's statements as follows: "Misinformed, upsetting and hurtful."

She stated that words are essential. People, she believes, must be aware of the power of words.

Goldberg has now apologized for her remark. But The New York Post said she did come on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on Monday, possibly before the apology, to discuss her disagreement.

"As Jonathan Greenblatt from 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 wrote.

Godwin commended Goldberg for her apologies in a memo to ABC colleagues. He invited Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt to appear on Tuesday's show to discuss her insensitive statements.

Greenblatt reminded Goldberg that the Holocaust was unquestionably about race. He said that the first page of "Maus," the book Goldberg was referring to, begins with a quotation from Hitler, which reads: "The Jews undoubtedly are a race, but they are not human."

Greenblatt likewise took to Twitter to refute the claims. He emphasized that the Holocaust was about the Nazis' systematic murder of Jews, whom they considered to be a lesser race. Greenblatt claims that Nazis dehumanized Jews and utilized racist propaganda to excuse the death of 6 million people. He went on to say that Holocaust denial is hazardous.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Whoopi Goldberg arrives at 55th Annual CLIO Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on October 1, 2014 in New York City. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

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