Title: “Whoopi Goldberg’s Dramatic Walkout as ‘The View’ Hosts Clash Over Miranda Lambert’s Concert Controversy”
In a recent episode of ABC’s The View, a fiery debate ignited over a viral video featuring country star Miranda Lambert, 39. The video captured Lambert interrupting her Las Vegas concert on July 15 to criticize fans taking selfies during her performance.
Co-hosts Sunny Hostin, 54, and Whoopi Goldberg, 67, found themselves at odds over the incident.
Sunny defended the right of concertgoers to take selfies, arguing, “If I paid $757 for tickets, I’m going to take as many selfies as I want.” Whoopi passionately advocated for respect toward performers, emphasizing, “Give me the respect of watching me while I do my thing, or don’t come.”
The debate took an unexpected turn when Whoopi abruptly left her seat, heading towards the audience.
Addressing Sunny’s preference for preserving memories through photos, Whoopi retorted, “Turn on the television, girl.” As she approached a 91-year-old woman in the audience for a selfie, her co-hosts were left stunned.
The unexpected walkout added a humorous note to the debate, leading to laughter and a segue into a commercial break. The original controversy stemmed from Miranda Lambert’s on-stage reprimand of fans for taking selfies instead of listening to her performance.
Lambert’s comments resulted in some fans leaving the venue, with one expressing, “Let’s go — you don’t do that to fans.”
Despite the backlash, supporters like Lindsey defended Lambert, stating, “Team @mirandalambert, she owes no one an apology.
Saw it all first hand, and those girls had taken 1000 selfies before she finally had had enough.” The incident continues to divide opinions on Lambert’s reaction to fan behavior during her show.