The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg is an avid Taylor Swift fan who recently blasted critics on-air. She ripped her co-hosts and asked them to leave the singer alone in a heated debate about her latest music album. What is it that irked the 66-year-old actor? Keep reading to find out the details!
Taylor Swift Gets Criticized For Using The Word ‘Fat’
On The View’s Tuesday episode, the panel discussed the Bad Blood singer’s new video for Anti-Hero. This is the first single off her tenth studio album titled, Midnights. As per The Sun, the singer put out a video before the complete album was released for fans. As per the video, Anti-Hero is a song about Taylor’s deepest insecurities and the things she hates most about herself. However, the video is currently facing backlash due to a certain segment.
In the aforementioned video, the singer/songwriter stepped on the scale as she stood next to herself (her inner self) and the scale read, “Fat.”
Whoopi Goldberg Talks About Taylor’s Anti-Hero Controversy
Whoopi started the debate and said, “So, Taylor Swift’s new song, Anti-Hero, is facing controversy where she steps on a scale that reads ‘fat.’ Critics are saying she is promoting, so-called fat phobia.”
“But her supporters are pointing out how she has always been open about her struggles with her own eating disorder and the video reflects what she sees, not what you see her see, what she sees. That’s the whole point of that piece,” she continued.
As she turned towards her co-hosts, she said, “Now, are the critics getting it wrong?”
Fearful of Whoopi’s wrath, the hosts responded quietly with a gentle, “yeah.”
The View Sunny Hostin Says Critics Missed The Point
As Whoopi signaled the hosts to continue, Sunny Hostin jumped in and took charge of the debate. She said, “I mean they missed the point. For someone who is an artist and she gets to have agency over her artistry. She was describing a personal experience. And quite frankly, it’s a personal experience that a lot of women experience. And men.”
“You think you’re the right size and then you step on the scale and see FAT because you’re five pounds heavier than you should be or ten pounds heavier,” she continued.
An enthusiastic Whoopi responded with a “Yes.”
Whoopi Goldberg Asks Critics To Leave Taylor Alone
However, Sara Haines felt the word fat was a bit too powerful. She said that art is supposed to make people feel for a moment. The 45-year-old explained, “It was beyond fat. It’s you’re not good enough. You’ve been bad. If you were better or stronger, this number would be different. It says so many things in one word.”
However, Whoopi was not in the mood to listen and interrupted Sara stating, “Just let her have her feelings. If you don’t like the songs, don’t listen to it.”
Defending the singer, the actress attempted to wrap up the debate and said, “Y’all always want to say something about Taylor Swift. Leave her a** alone, ok? She’s an artist. Let her do her thing.”
Taylor Swift released her latest album Midnights on October 21 at midnight sharp. Since the album is a collection of songs that talk about her life, fans were certain of the singer spilling the tea on her past romances. On the album, fans can find the Shake It Off singer’s six-year-long relationship with Joe Alwyn. The album has 13 tracks telling the tale of events scattered throughout her life.
Have you heard the songs from Taylor’s new album? What do you think of Whoopi defending Taylor from critics? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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