Not everyone can be great at pronunciation, even some renowned talk show hosts! However, when it is a popular name, especially an Emmy award winner, a mispronunciation can turn into a big blunder. On The View’s Friday episode, co-host Ana Navarro and Alyssa Farah Griffin went wrong with American actress Zendaya’s name.
The View Co-Host Joy Behar Talks About Leg-Lengthening
During a segment dedicated to discussing men’s height, the co-hosts talked about Zendaya in a discussion that happened for almost an hour. The 79-year-old Joy Behar started the segment with her statement, “It may seem like women are always getting something surgical larger or reduced.”
“But according to GQ, men who want to be taller are resorting to, this is awful, a painful process called leg-lengthening,” she continued. The co-host also explained the details of the surgical process. She also spoke in favor of men of short height and said that history has seen several successful men who weren’t as tall.
The View Co-Host Alyssa Farah Griffin Mispronounces Zendaya’s Name
However, her co-hosts Ana & Alyssa did refer to some statistics stating that they do prove that men of shorter height have fewer career opportunities & favorable romantic relationships. They also talked about some famous men who have a smaller height but enjoy a successful careers.
Alyssa jumped in and shared her opinion, “I don’t have strong feelings about male height, but I think the right personality and being outgoing can help.”
Talking about Tom Holland, she said, “Well, now I’m calling him Zendaya’s boyfriend, I don’t think he’s that big of an icon, but he’s shot. He’s so cute.”
Here is where the blunder happened as Alyssa pronounced her name as ‘Zend-EYE-a.’
Co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in and clarified, “Tom- Tom Holland.”
Fans Slam The View Hosts For ‘Zendaya’ Pronunciation Blunder
Although Zendaya is just two inches taller than Tom Holland, her lean figure when paired with heels makes her look a lot taller. A confused Joy enquired who Tom was & her co-hosts explained. Ana also made her co-hosts aware that she doesn’t know either Tom or Zendaya. She also pronounced Zendaya’s name in the same weird way.
In actuality, the 26-year-old actress’ name is Zen-DAY-a as opposed to Zend-EYE-a.
Sure enough, fans were quick to notice the on-air pronunciation blunder and took to Twitter to correct the hosts.
One wrote, “The fact that (2) cohost Mispronounced that girl’s name: sounds like zen-die-a, ITS ZENDAYA. #TheView.”
The fact that (2) cohost Mispronounced that girl’s name: sounds like zen-die-a, ITS ZENDAYA. #TheView
— BB5akaTHECHAMP (@BB5akaTHECHAMP) September 16, 2022
“#TheView Welp, just learned that I’ve been pronouncing Zendaya wrong,” chimed another.
Another viewer wrote, “By the way, it’s pronounced Zen-DAY-uh, not Zen-die-uh #TheView.”
However, as reported by The Sun, this isn’t the first time the hosts have goofed up on people’s names.
But, given how Zendaya is an A-listed star, it is strange that the hosts do not know the right way to pronounce her name. The actress has also bagged two Emmy awards and is the first Black woman to win the same in the Lead Actress-Drama Series category.
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