FANS of The View have spoken out, after Whoopi Goldberg seemed disinterested during a Hot Topic.
The host audibly expressed her relief when she was finally able to send the show to a commercial break.
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Whoopi looked to be checked out from the start of the segment on Friday.
She and her co-hosts, Joy Behar, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines, were tasked with discussing and debating the topic “Do you secretly snoop on an ex via social media?”
But from the beginning, a disgruntled Whoopi seemed to express the topic wasn’t her choice.
“I’m supposed to ask you, has this happened to you?” the 67-year-old said, emphasizing that the order was given to her.
As the other ladies of The View swapped personal stories of ex lovers and wandered off topic, Whoopi sat at the table silent with her arms folded across her chest.
She seemed to roll her eyes as the discussion dragged on, never sharing her own opinion or story.
Whoopi looked relieved as the segment approached its end, and could be heard saying “Oh thank god.”
She sent the show to commercial without any fanfare, only a simple “We’ll be back.”
Online, fans agreed with Whoopi’s frustrations.
“Why is this Hot Topics?” one person tweeted.
A second viewer slammed: “The View is trash TV,” as another shared: Dull” along with several sleeping emojis.
A fourth sarcastically added: “Another riveting topic of current importance.”
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Whoopi seemed a lot more invested in an earlier debate on the show, yelling at Alyssa Farah Griffin during an intense conversation.
The View panelists were discussing California’s decision not to renew its $54 million contract with Walgreens over Walgreens’ decision not to dispense abortion pills.
Alyssa interrupted the flow of conversation to bring up a different topic.
She began: “But just real quick, back to my friend Governor Newsom, who decided he would take a vacation while people are dying in San Bernardino.”
She couldn’t finish her sentence as Whoopi started talking, immediately cutting her off.
“That has nothing to do with what we’re talking about right now,” said a clearly annoyed Whoopi.
“No, but–” Alyssa began as Whoopi continued.
“Let’s stick to this,” the moderator said.
The pair continued to speak over each other for the duration of the conversation.
Whoopi finally cut in to say: “This is not going away. This conversation will go on and on and on, but we have to take a break. So we will,” said Whoopi before the show went to commercial break.
NOT SO WHOOPI
Whoopi has faced criticism from fans recently for appearing “rude,” “bored,” or interrupting her co-hosts while on air.
At the beginning of the month, fans took to Twitter to comment on Whoopi’s behavior during a talk about China and Covid-19.
“What is the point of having a round table discussion if Whoopi is going to scream at everyone in the middle of their sentence,” tweeted one fan.
Another wrote: “I don’t think Whoopi likes Sunny.”
A third comment read: “Why does Whoopi keep interrupting everyone on The View?”
One particularly angered viewer stated: “It’s time for Whoopi to give up that chair.”
This week, the star was also slammed for her perceived attitude when talking to audience members about their personal issues.
In the segment, Whoopi handed over to the panel for advice and appeared bored as she listened, sitting with her chin resting on her hand.
Her behavior didn’t go unnoticed by viewers at home, with one tweeting at the time: “She’s coming off rude.”
Another agreed, adding: “I know… like what?”
A third posted: “Of course Whoopi has that look!”
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