One of the co-hosts of “The View” stormed off-set and into the audience after a debate that seemed unimportant, but it’s unclear how upset she truly was.
The co-hosts of “The View” talked about the current Miranda Lambert incident on Tuesday. The country music icon had publicly criticized selfie-taking fans during one of her Las Vegas performances.
In the aforementioned incident, Lambert abruptly ended a concert to publicly chastise audience members for taking too many photos.
Some people believe that the fans in question were being extremely disrespectful by taking selfies during Lambert’s performance, while others believe that Lambert was being unduly sensitive to typical fan behavior.
This has been a contentious and divided cultural issue.
In other words, it was the ideal subject for “The View.”
You can watch the relevant bit of the show below:
MIRANDA LAMBERT CALLS OUT FANS TAKING SELFIES: After the country star scolded some fans for taking selfies while she was performing, #TheView question who was in the wrong. https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/0UlADH8Wxa
— The View (@TheView) July 18, 2023
After the clip of Lambert’s remarks concluded, the panel’s discussion commenced.
“I think shame all around, to be honest,” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said. “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.”
Griffin’s thought was interrupted by Whoopi Goldberg, who spoke with a tense tone.
“No, they don’t want to be there,” Goldberg said. “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.”
Later, another co-host and former lawyer Sunny Hostin adds her perspective, and this is where things suddenly start to go wrong.
“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.”
Hostin, who clearly took a much stronger stance than Griffin, seemed to further irk Goldberg.
“You know what? Stay home,” Goldberg retorted. “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!”
“Maybe I want to play it again,” an indignant Hostin responded.
“What does that mean?” Goldberg asked.
As the conversation began to devolve, Goldberg sat up from her seat and told Hostin, “Turn on a television, girl.”
She then began to walk off the set.
“Where are you going?” several of the co-hosts asked.
“I’m leaving y’all,” Goldberg snapped back, before walking into the audience … to seemingly take a selfie with a nonagenarian celebrating her birthday at the show.
It was as strange and inexplicable of an ending to a segment as there has been in recent memory on the divisive daytime talk show.