Viewers of the hit ABC show ‘The View’ have expressed concerns about the way its moderator Whoopi Goldberg speaks to fellow host Sunny Hostin.
Hostin, a fan favourite, is best known for using her platform on the show to speak out in defence of minorities and – in many ways- address issues “establishment Democrats” choose to steer away from.
The degree of disrespect whoopi shows to @sunny is simply unacceptable.
— Surakshya (@surakshya_karki) July 9, 2019
What happened when she tried to explain why Joe Biden wasn’t doing enough to explain some of the more questionable chapters in his political story?
Sharp glares and dirty looks below…
— Chels (@BEautifully_C) July 8, 2019
Watch from the 5 minute 24 mark onwards.
Viewers had this to say…
Watching #TheView and the way Whoopi, Joy, & Meghan are defending Biden & coming down on @Sunny for pointing out this racial “blind spots” is sickening. Like…why is he off limits? Why can’t he be criticized?
— S. Marlene Wimberly (@2BGMEDIA) July 8, 2019
What’s with Whoopi hate towards sunny? I don’t get it. #TheView
— Snow1990 (@randysno21) July 8, 2019
For some reason, Sunny irks Whoopi. I think Sunny scratches at the very thing Whoopi tries hard not to see…racism. Was glad that she bit at Meghan too, who obviously was trying to pile on. #petty
— Mama+ (@workinmama) July 8, 2019
Me too and it hurts cus sunny is the best part of the show for me. Her and joy seem to be the ones who stands for colored communities. Meghan defends the racists and Whoopi defends her which is scary to think about. How did she go from color purple to color Meghan
— Dreadz (@Dreadz_On_Swagg) July 9, 2019
Whoopi proved today that she is nothing but an establishment figurehead with her comments about Biden. Sunny is literally the star of this show and the only reason most people still tune it. Give her a raise and get rid of Meghan and Whoopi. pic.twitter.com/wAqVi9jTFq
— Marvel (@piquancy_) July 8, 2019
The disrespect is so apparent to fans that a number of them have created compilations like the one below to highlight it.
I’ve loved Whoopi for decades, but the way she coddles McCain & ALWAYS rolling her eyes @ Sunny! I don’t get it & I don’t like it. She fight so hard for @MeghanMcCain to share her view & mocks @sunny for hers? The audience isn’t stupid & Sunny is a fan fave!#TheView
— Jen? (@505senac) July 8, 2019