THE View star Whoopi Goldberg has pulled out of a particularly gossipy segment on the morning show.
Whoopi broke away from the discussion board when they began covering Bravo reality show Vanderpump Rules.
As The View presenters returned from a commercial break, the 67-year-old EGOT winner humorously introduced the next topic of conversation.
“Another reminder that we don’t have writers,” Whoopi began, referring to the current Writers Guild of America strike.
“…Because of that, we’re kind of forced to talk about Vanderpump rules.”
She then pretended to pass something on to her co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, 33, adding: “…I’m just going to throw [this] over to Alyssa because I don’t care.”
Alyssa happily agreed to direct the segment, stressing to Whoopi that she “got it” from there.
As she unpacked one of the biggest scandals in the show’s history, Tom Sandavol, 39, began eating his now-ex Ariana Madix, 37, with Racquel Leviss, 28.
Some fans on social media were more bothered by Whoopi eating during the segment than what was being talked about.
“@TheView you make Whoopi Goldberg comfortable on set! You let them eat and talk with a mouthful of food! You’re only on the air for 30 minutes!! I love Whoopi but that’s disrespectful! ‘ one fan tweeted.
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Other fans on Twitter just shadowed the show for speaking out about something that’s not in line with what they normally discuss.
“The view is really difficult because why are you all talking about Vanderpump rules #theview,” slammed one fan.
Another co-signed: “The writers strike must end as soon as possible!! You just spent an entire section discussing Vanderpump rules. [eye roll emoji] #The view.”
Someone else remarked: “@TheView What is this @VanderpumpRules crap doing on our show? Writers strike or not, stop, stop, stop…”
More than ten years after its last strike, the WGA has launched another protest that could change the entertainment industry forever.
The WGA plays a major role not only in entertainment, but also in television production.
Recently, many TV shows have been affected by the WGA strike, including The View.
At the start of Tuesday’s show, Whoopi tried to calm the crowd’s cheers.
“So you know how we always talk about how different we are from most other shows?” she said, looking at her co-hosts.
“As you know, there’s a writers’ strike going on right now, so we don’t have any writers, ok?”
The other co-hosts nodded as Whoopi continued to speak.
She continued: “So, you’re going to hear how it would be if it’s, you know, smooth now.”
The crowd laughed before Joy Behar, 80, intervened.
“We don’t have any writers today. Usually we have writers. It’s not that we never have writers,” she said.
“That’s because you’re not listening,” Whoopi joked.
“That’s why we need writers,” Alyssa clapped back.
The WGA went on strike Monday night.
“Although we negotiated with the intention of making a fair deal – and although your vote to strike has given us the leverage to make some profits – given the existential crisis writers are facing, the studios’ responses to our proposals have been grossly inadequate,” the WGA said in a message to members.
“We must now use the greatest possible leverage to get a fair contract by withholding our manpower.”
Sitcoms or shows that have already been taped and written will not be affected by this strike.
However, it does affect live shows and those that have not yet been filmed.
That includes Saturday Night Live.
As the title suggests, the show is filmed live and many writers work behind the scenes throughout the week to make it the show it is.
The strike has already halted production on numerous late-night talk shows, including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Daily Show.
According to Deadline, weekly shows like SNL, Real Time with Bill Maher and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will also be affected.
“The two HBO shows are being dropped, although a final decision on SNL is expected later this week,” the outlet reported.
It most likely affects Live With Kelly and Mark as well.