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Joy Behar has come under fire for comments she made regarding gun control laws in America. Behar made the statement during a discussion about gun reform legislation on Wednesday's episode of The View.

Behar said that if more Black people in this country owned guns, politicians would be sufficiently scared and immediately enact gun reform laws.

Gun control laws will change in the U.S. "once Black people get guns," Behar said in response to guest host Lindsey Granger who claims a Black man in Connecticut built his own AR-15 assault-style rifle after a neighbor and his family were slaughtered during a home invasion.

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"He has one in his house to protect his family because he never wants to see that happen again," said Granger. "He is a Black man, it's odd, most AR-15 owners are former military, 35-plus and married," she said. "They're not just crazy people."

Behar interrupted Granger and said, "here's the thing, once Black people get guns in this country, the gun laws will change. Trust me on that. Then we'll see some action."

"That's what happened with the Black Panthers. Black people have been buying guns, Granger said.

Granger, who is a Black conservative, added that Black ownership of guns increased in 2020.

"That's what happened with the Black Panthers," co-host Sunny Hostin said. "Know your history."

Behar's comments came on the same day that the House approved sweeping gun laws including raising the minimum age to purchase AR-15 style rifles from 18 to 21.

The measure is not expected to pass in the Senate.
 

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Raven-Symoné and her life partner, Miranda Pearman-Maday, appeared as guests on The View to celebrate 25 years of The View. Raven-Symoné, who co-hosted from 2015 to 2016, said she lost 40 pounds thanks to Miranda's cooking and giving up sugar.

Raven said her weight loss was due to Miranda's "help and guidance and love and fantastic cooking skills."

"So what made me wanna change was her [Miranda], actually. I wanna be here for her as long as I can. And I found out some numbers at the doctor that were no pleasant for someone in my age bracket, or any age bracket, to be honest with you.

And with her help, and guidance, and love, and fantastic cooking skills, which everyone here knows... she helped me kick sugar. And I say kick sugar because it is an addictive drug. I was addicted to it in wheat form, in regular form, and it's out of my system!"

When co-host Sunny Hostin said "In Fish Filet form," Raven joked, "In Fish Filet with an extra packet of ketchup too, on Fridays, cuz it's cheaper."

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She added that she doesn't eat carbohydrates or candy, she substitutes keto cookies and sugar-free snacks for dessert. Raven, who is 5'-3", said she tipped the scales at 210 pounds when she left The View back in 2016, and she currently weighs 170.
 

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Wendy Williams has an "open invitation" to join her pals on ABC's daytime talk show "The View."

Wendy spoke by phone with T.J. Holmes on Good Morning America Thursday. She insisted her health is "very well."

"You know I'm 57 now and I have the mind and body of a twenty five year old," she joked.

Wendy struggles with ongoing medical issues due to Grave's disease, mental health problems and COVID-19.

The mom-of-one said she has "private things" to take care of before she returns to the purple chair.

"Give me about three months. There are private things that I have to deal with," she told T.J.
 

Sherri Shepherd's daytime talk show, Sherri, is scheduled to replace Wendy's canceled show.

Executives at ABC Television hope to lure Wendy to The View for her first sit-down interview or a permanent seat at the table.

"There is an offer for her to appear on the show whenever she wants. The open invitation has made it very clear that when Wendy wants to give her first TV interview since losing her own show, there will always be a seat at the table for her," an insider said.

"Producers know how much people want to hear from Wendy," added a second source, according to Radar Online.

Tamron Hall sent a message of hope to Wendy on the March 17 edition of "Tamron Hall."

"Wendy is another mom. Another woman who created, executive produced and hosted her show. Wendy and I are currently the only two Black women who created, executive produce and solo host daytime shows on right now," Tamron said.

"And so when I saw her interview with T.J. [Holmes], it took my breath away because there's been a lot of stories out there. So it was powerful to hear Wendy in her own words talk about her health, which has been speculated in so many places. But at the end of the day we are moms, we are women who are working, and she did something that so many others could not, which is stay on more than a decade of that show, and Wendy says that she needs about three months and she feels she will be back on TV. And I know all of her co-hosts are fans, like the Tam Fam would root for me, are rooting for her."

 

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Joy Behar, the oldest co-host on ABC's The View, nearly fractured her hip when she fell off a swivel chair and landed on the floor.

The incident happened at the start of Thursday's show, as Behar sat down but the chair swiveled away from her, causing her to fall on her right side.

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Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Haines, Sunny Hostin and the production crew rushed to help her up. Behar laughed off the incident, but she seemed shaken.

"25 years, that has never happened - who do I sue?!" she joked as she sat down.

Behar compared her experience to the late comic Bob Saget, who died after he fell and hit his head in an Orlando hotel room.

"The main thing - just to talk seriously - when Bob Saget fell, he died," Behar said.

"If you hit your head, and you feel dizzy, or you have blurred vision, or you feel like you want to go to sleep, go to the doctor. Because that will kill you," she said.

She added "I'm a klutz."

Sunny Hostin called the swivel chairs "deadly."

Over 300,000 people — age 65 and older — are hospitalized each year for hip fractures.

The incident happened after Behar was widely criticized for complaining that the Russia/Ukraine war was preventing her from going on vacation in Italy.

"You plan a trip, you want to go there, I've wanted to go to Italy for four years, and I haven't been able to make it because of the pandemic and now this. It's like, what's gonna happen there?"

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Whoopi Goldberg is suspended for 2 weeks from ABC's The View after uttering divisive Holocaust comments.

ABC President Kim Godwin announced the suspension in a statement on Tuesday, Feb. 1, hours after Goldberg apologized on-air.

"Effectively immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments. While Whoopi has apologized, I've asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments. The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities."

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RELATED: Untouchable: ABC Ignores Demands to Fire Whoopi Goldberg
 
ABC staff expressed outrage after the network dismissed demands to fire Goldberg for saying the Holocaust wasn't racist because Jewish people and Nazis are white.

"The Holocaust isn't about race. No, it's not about race. It's about man's inhumanity to man," Goldberg said last week while discussing a recent ban of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about a Holocaust survivor.

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Goldberg disagreed when co-host Ana Navarro said the Holocaust was about "white supremacy".

"But these are two groups of white people," Goldberg stated.

On Tuesday, Goldberg apologized on-air before interviewing the CEO of The Anti-Defamation League about anti-Semitism.

"I misspoke," the 66-year-old comedienne and TV host said. "It was about race. I stand with the Jewish people, as I always have."

Goldberg, who has insisted she is Jewish, was criticized on social media for continuing to use a Jewish surname.

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ABC's employees are outraged after the network dismissed demands to fire Whoopi Goldberg for saying the Holocaust wasn't racist.

More than six million Jews were murdered across Europe during the Holocaust between 1941 and 1945.

On Monday, The View co-host claimed the Holocaust was not "about race" because Nazis and Jews were both white.

She then doubled down on the claim on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday night.

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On Tuesday, she returned to The View and apologized on-air before interviewing the CEO of The Anti-Defamation League about anti-Semitism.

"I misspoke," the 66-year-old comedienne and TV host said. "It was about race. I stand with the Jewish people, as I always have."

A senior ABC News source told DailyMail.com that staff are "stunned" by the network's refusal to fire Goldberg.

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Conservative comediennes Diamond & Silk noted the network was so quick to fire comedienne Roseanne Barr over racist comments towards Valerie Jarrett.

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Goldberg, born Caryn Elaine Johnson, is convinced she is Jewish. "My mother did not name me Whoopi, but Goldberg is my name," she said. "It's part of my family, part of my heritage, just like being black... I just know I am Jewish. I practice nothing. I don't go to temple, but I do remember the holidays."

She also said, "people would say 'Come on, are you Jewish?' And I always say 'Would you ask me that if I was white? I bet not.'"

Whoopi's mother, Emma Johnson, reportedly said the family's slave name was "not Jewish enough" for Goldberg to become a star.

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Condoleezza Rice shared her thoughts about public schools teaching critical race theory (CRT) to children on ABC's The View.

Rice appeared on Wednesday's episode of The View with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, and Sara Haines.

Rice, the 2nd Black U.S. secretary of state in history, said parents ought to have a say in what their children are taught in schools.

She noted that home schooling is increasing in the United States because parents are fed up with the liberal curriculum in schools.

"[Parents] are actually homeschooling [children] in increasing numbers. And I think that's a signal," Rice said.

"First of all, parents ought to be involved in their children's education... I think parents ought to have a say. We used to have parent-teacher conferences; We used to have [Parent-Teacher Association's]. There are lots of ways for parents to be involved, and they should be."

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Rice, 66, said CRT was not helpful to Black or white students and that white students were being made to feel guilty for systemic racism in the United States.

"The way we're talking about race is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past," said Rice.

Rice added that she didn't feel teaching CRT in schools was "productive" to Black or white children.

"I don't think that's very productive or Black people feel disempowered by race. I would like Black kids to be completely empowered to know they are beautiful in their Blackness, but in order to do that, I don't have to make white kids feel bad for being white. So, somehow this is a conversation that has gone in the wrong direction."

Rice added:

"We teach the good and we teach the bad of history. But what we don't do is make 7- and 10-year-olds feel that they are somehow bad people because of the color of their skin."

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Whoopi Goldberg has sworn off dating younger men after discovering one boyfriend had never heard of The Beatles.

The 65-year-old Sister Act star discussed her May-December relationships on The View on Wednesday. She explained why she stopped hanging out with youngsters.

"Let me tell you why I stopped doing lots of things with younger folks," she said.

"I went out with a younger dude and he said, 'I can't believe this... I did not know that Paul McCartney had another band'. And you kind of go, 'The Beatles? You've never heard of The Beatles?'

"You have to know when you're going younger, there's a lot of information that you have to impart. And sometimes it's tiring."

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The Ghost star said she won't completely rule out dating men in their 30 or 40s, because she often finds them more attractive - and they know who The Beatles are.

"You're like, 'Yeah, you're younger, but you look good!'. So you never know. It depends on my mood. It's about the person.

"Sometimes you meet somebody who is younger than you and... look, it would be perfect if everybody was well-matched and well put together, but they're not. And you find it where you find it, and it may last a long time or it may not."

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The View co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were asked to leave the set after both tested positive for Covid-19.

Hostin and Navarro were escorted off camera by ABC Studio security after leaving the set.

The embarrassing incident occurred live on the air on Friday, Sept. 24, just seconds before welcoming Vice President Kamala Harris onstage for an interview.

Reportedly, the co-hosts were asked to leave by Secret Service agents.

The View's hosts are all fully vaccinated, but they can still contract and spread the virus to others.

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"Ana and Sunny have to leave," Joy Behar told the national TV audience. "And we'll tell you why in a couple minutes.

"Shall I introduce the vice-president?" she asked a producer. "Okay, vice-president — no? Okay, shall we dance? Let's do a tap dance. Since this is gonna be a major news story any minute now."

After the break, Behar explained why Hostin and Navarro were booted off the set -- because they tested positive for Covid.

"No matter how hard we try, these things happen. They probably have a breakthrough case, and they'll be okay, I'm sure, because they're both vaccinated up the wazoo, you know, a lot of vaccines."

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"The View" co-host Joy Behar doesn't believe sex addiction was the motive behind Robert Aaron Long's shooting spree in Atlanta

Long, 21, killed eight people at three massage parlors in the Atlanta-area on Tuesday. Six of the 8 victims were Asian women.

Following his capture on Tuesday night, police said Long's actions weren't motivated by race.

But Behar isn't buying the sex addiction excuse. "The View" played footage of White House press secretary Jen Psaki saying Trump's "damaging rhetoric" caused an increase in hate crimes against Asian people in the United States.

"We all remember Trump calling [coronavirus] the Asian virus, the Wuhan virus, we know that there are people in his corner who do whatever he tells them to do, or they get dog whistles from him and they go out and do things," Behar said.

Producers then played footage of Trump referring to the coronavirus by a variety of nicknames, including "China virus" and "Kung Flu."

Behar also criticized Cherokee Sheriff's Captain Jay Baker for saying Long had "a really bad day" on Tuesday.

"I mean, how stupid are these people at this point? How stupid are they? It’s pathetic what's going on," Behar said.
 

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Bubba Wallace's girlfriend, Amanda Carter, wrote an Instagram post thanking NASCAR fans for their support after a "noose" was found in Wallace's garage bay at Talladega on Sunday.

Carter also urged white people - including herself - to examine their prejudices.

"We must continue the conversation, no one is exempt from taking a look at themselves," wrote Carter, who has dated Wallace for 2 years. "The fact I date a black man does not exempt me."

Carter's post included the hashtag #blacklivesmatter.

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The "noose" turned out to be a garage door pull-down rope that can be seen in photos and videos of the same garage #4 as far back as 2017 (see video below).

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The same pull-down rope is seen in this video image from Nov. 2019. The loop at the end of the rope at garage bay #4 - the garage assigned to Wallace's team -- shows the loop is cut off and the rope is shorter than it was in 2019.

The video tour below of the Talladega garage shows ropes with hand loops hanging at every garage door.

Even though bloggers have provided incontrovertible proof that similar ropes with loops on the end are hanging at all NASCAR garage doors, Wallace and NASCAR officials continue to insist Wallace is the victim of racism.

In an appearance on The View on Tuesday, Wallace, who is the only Black or biracial driver in NASCAR, confirmed he spoke with the FBI about the alleged hate crime.

He called doubters who believe the noose story is a PR stunt "simple-minded people" who are "afraid of change, they use everything in their power to defend what they stand up for... instead of trying to listen and understand what's going on."
 

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The View co-host Joy Behar is taking a temporary leave of absence from the daytime talk show amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in America.

Behar says she walked away from the show to self-quarantine at home because she's in a "higher risk group" of catching the potentially deadly illness.

The coronavirus, dubbed Covid-19, causes mild flu-like symptoms in most healthy adults and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or potentially fatal pneumonia in the elderly population over age 60.

Those most at risk are the elderly, people with chronic conditions (such as respiratory or heart problems), smokers and young people who vape.

The 77-year-old announced on Thursday, during a pre-taped episode of the show which airs on Friday, that she made the decision after reading the statistics about how many people in her age group have fallen ill and died from the virus.

"I'm in a higher risk group because of my age, but I'm perfectly healthy," she said. "I don't look my age, but I'm actually up there. The number makes me dizzy."

Joy added that while no staff members on the program have tested positive for coronavirus, her daughter urged her to stay at home to be safe.

Behar will take next week off, and will then make a decision about returning to the show.

Her co-hosts, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Meghan McCain, and Sunny Hostin, will continue hosting the program, without a live audience in a bid to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Talk show Diva Wendy Williams, 55, also tapes her talk show without a live audience.

Another star fans have expressed concern for during the pandemic is 98-year-old 'Golden Girls' icon Betty White.

"PLEASE quarantine #BettyWhite. I'll send all my sanitizer if it means keeping our national treasure safe #CoronavirusOutbreak," one fan wrote on Twitter, while another added: "Will someone please wrap #BettyWhite in a sterile bubble till this damn virus passes!!!!"

Following the outpouring of messages from fans, Betty's spokesperson responded in a statement to NBC's Today, which read: "Betty White is fine."

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Democrat Stacey Abrams said on "The View" on Monday that she is ready to run for vice president and she hopes to be president of the United States one day.

When asked if she would run for vice president on a Democratic nominee's ticket, she answered, "of course I would be honored to run for vice president with the nominee."

She added it's a "bit disconcerting" to discuss running for vice president because no one in the Democratic field, not even Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, has asked her to team up with them.

"It seems really obnoxious for me to say that out loud since no one has asked me," Abrams said.

"The issue is, as a woman of color, especially as a Black woman, this is an unusual position to be in.... It would be doing a disservice to every woman of color, every woman of ambition, every child who wants to think beyond their known space for me to say 'No,' or to pretend, 'Oh no, I don't want it.' Of course I want it, Of course I want to serve America. Of course I want to be a patriot and do this work, and so I say, 'Yes.'"

Abrams lost the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race to Republican Brian Kemp, and then famously refused to concede the race she lost, questioning the legitimacy of the election results.

She has never held a public office higher than a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.

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Abby Huntsman (left) announced her departure from The View talk show on Monday, Jan. 13. She said she quit the show to join her father's gubernatorial campaign.

But a source tells Page Six the real reason for her abrupt departure was the simmering tension between Meghan McCain (right) and her fellow co-hosts.

"It's an unhealthy environment - just the way that things are handled during shows and how people deal with each other," said the insider. "It's intense."

The source continued: "Abby made an issue [to executives] about the overall environment. She's felt for a while that things had to change. ABC treated Abby like s--t, but everyone on the show gets treated like --t. She was smart enough to do something about it."

The insider said longtime co-host Whoopi Goldberg has also complained about the negative environment created by McCain on the set.

A second insider said that Huntsman described the environment as "toxic."

According to Page Six, Huntsman joined The View a year ago, around the same time McCain was hired.

But Huntsman made her decision to quit in December after seeing how McCain treated the other co-hosts.

"None of the ladies talk to Meghan now," a source told Page Six. "Abby was the last woman standing. It's bad. Meghan's so rude."

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Meghan McCain opened up after Whoopi Goldberg told her to shut up during Monday's episode of the daytime talk show The View.

The two co-hosts argued briefly about President Trump's impeachment process during Monday's episode when Whoopi, 64, snapped and told Meghan, "Girl, please stop talking. Stop talking right now!"

A stunned Meghan responded, "No problem. I won't talk for the rest of the show."

 

The tense exchange sparked heated debates on Twitter.com, as viewers took sides. Many said Whoopi was out of line to disrespect her co-host who has every right to her opinion.

Meghan took to Twitter.com to defend herself, saying:

"[Democrats] and [Republicans] alike need to confront the ugly truth: both parties are failing to be impartial jurors. I won't be quiet, even if the reality reflects poorly on the entire political establishment. I have a responsibly to speak for the 50% that feels media doesn't represent them."

She continued:

"Pointing out things that are true is part of my job even if it angers people and even if it's politically inconvenient."

She then tweeted a series of polls, noting that 50% of Americans want Trump impeached.

"Pretending half the country doesn't exist won't make them disappear. The culture war is real, and Americans who aren't part of the overwhelmingly anti-conservative media deserve to have their views represented."

On Tuesday morning, Meghan, 35, posted a GIF from the HBO series "Games of Thrones". She captioned the GIF "Good morning - to all the fellow conservative 'girls' who won't be quiet."

Meghan is the daughter of the late Senator John McCain, who was a vocal anti-Trump critic until his death in August 2018 at age 81.

Question: Did Whoopi have the right to silence her co-host?


 

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