The “ladies” of The View aren’t known for their calm and pleasant nature.
It’s hard to decide which one is the most obnoxious but Whoopi Goldberg is making a strong case.
Because recently Whoopi Goldberg stormed off the set of The View over this country music superstar’s actions.
Country music has been in the news a lot recently.
There is, of course, the national furor over Jason Aldean’s hit song Try That in a Small Town.
The Miranda Lambert controversy
And then there is the continued controversy over Miranda Lambert calling out fans at one of her concerts.
That controversy is what led The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg to storm off the set.
It seemed like a harmless and even lighthearted discussion, and the issue was not all that serious, and it’s not even clear how upset she actually was.
But Goldberg seemingly got a little too upset for such a banal topic.
The topic in question was the recent Miranda Lambert controversy, in which the country superstar publicly called out some fans at one of her Las Vegas shows.
Lambert abruptly stopped a recent performance to publicly call out some fans who were busy taking selfies instead of watching her perform.
While not a serious topic like racism, abortion, or gun control, the Lambert topic has been a polarizing and divisive cultural topic across the country.
Some believe the fans in question were being disrespectful for taking selfies during Lambert’s performance, but others strongly feel Lambert was being overly obnoxious and upset by a now common fan behavior.
A perfect topic for The View
This type of cultural and entertainment topic is perfect for The View.
In fact, they would be better off sticking to topics like this instead of any serious discussion on vital issues which are way above their heads.
But it turns out even innocuous topics like this are too much for Goldberg.
It started with a clip of Lambert’s actions during the concert.
Then a discussion ensued among the “ladies.”
Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said, “I think shame all around, to be honest. I don’t like the culture of, like, you go to concerts to live through your phone and not be present and respect the performer. But I also think it was a little bit over the top of a reaction. People paid money for those tickets. They want to be there. They’re trying to enjoy themselves, and you kind of embarrassed them.”
But then, before Griffin could even complete her thought, an angry-sounding Whoopi Goldberg spoke up.
Goldberg said, “No, they don’t want to be there. If they paid money for the tickets, they came to see her, so if she’s singing, [show] at least a little respect, acknowledge you can see her, [and] she can see you, too.”
Fellow co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in and that’s when things went off the rails.
“I’m leaving y’all!”
“I’m not split on this at all,” Hostin said. “The expensive tickets in the VIP section that [those fans] were in are $757. I’mma take as many selfies as I want if I paid $757. I’m sorry, [that’s] just me.”
This seemed to further upset Goldberg.
Goldberg blurted out, “You know what? Stay home! If you’re going to spend $750,000 to come — $750 — to come to my concert, then give me the respect of watching me while I’m doing my thing or don’t come!”
She then began to walk off the set.
“Where are you going?” the co-hosts wanted to know.
“I’m leaving y’all,” Goldberg snapped, as she walked off the set and into the audience.
It was a strange and confusing ending to a rather benign segment, showing once again that Whoopi Goldberg is herself off the rails.