Whoopi Goldberg has been frequently criticized for on-air blunders that she has committed on The View. On Monday, producers cut to commercial, ending an awkward live moment and cutting Whoopi’s final comments short. Was this another mishap on Whoopi’s part or was it purposeful? Keep reading to see why she was abruptly cut off.
Whoopi Goldberg Missing From Friday Episodes
Viewers have noticed that Whoopi Goldberg has been missing from Friday episodes of The View. It was shared that Whoopi is working on another project right now that may be taking up some of her time. Fans of the talk show believe it may be the start of Whoopi phasing herself off the program.
Similar rumors have been circulating about Joy Behar, who has been on the talk show since day one. When the show went live on Monday, fans immediately noticed she was missing. Why Joy was absent from Monday’s show was not revealed, but people have started wondering if she is getting to retire as well.
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Despite fan theories, both of the long-time talk show hosts have signed on to continue in their roles on The View. Whoopi’s current contract will bring her to the summer of 2025. Joy also has a three-year contract ending in the summer of 2025.
In the past, Whoopi and Joy have been blasted for some of the remarks they’ve made on live television. At times, they have claimed to forget that their microphones were on and made inappropriate comments. Just last week, Whoopi tried to end the show 20 minutes early.
Fans have called for both Whoopi and Joy to resign from their positions. However, despite the addition of two new co-hosts in August, the pair have no plans to leave The View any time soon.
Why The View Cut Whoopi’s Comments Short
On Monday, it seemed that Whoopi was cut off at the very end of the episode. Prior to a segway into her farewell, Whoopi was excitedly talking about officiating a friend’s wedding and lost track of time.
She started to wrap things up by saying, “And all of you are amazing, we want you to have a great day, everybody. Take a little time to enjoy the view. See you…” Then the episode cut to a commercial before she was able to complete her “goodbye” to the audience. It left a few viewers wondering if it was done on purpose.
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From the sound of it, cutting Whoopi’s comments off at the end of the episode wasn’t anything personal. Because the show is filmed live, the commercial break happens automatically to transition into the next program.
It won’t come as any surprise to fans of The View that Whoopi simply wasn’t paying attention to how much time had passed as she was talking. So, the quick and awkward transition to the commercial break was probably her fault.
Season 26 of The View is airing on television now. You can watch new episodes on weekdays at 11 a.m. EST on ABC.
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