Whoopi Goldberg stunned audience members of ‘The View’ when the co-host walked off the stage during a live show this week, sparked by the controversy involving singer Miranda Lambert who stopped one of her recent concerts to scold music fans for taking selfies during the show. Of course, Whoopi Goldberg walked off as a joke and wasn’t actually leaving the show, despite the wishes of many critics. Videos of Whoopi Goldberg walking off ‘The View’ certainly took the Internet by storm as the co-hosts debated the situation with Miranda Lambert and it all had many critics hopeful for a subtle moment or three.
For background, Miranda Lambert was in the debate spotlight after stopping her show just to yell at some fans who wanted selfies of their concert experience. Tickets for Miranda Lambert were probably more than just a few bucks and it’s not uncommon for people to take photos at concerts to share on social media or keep for memories. The co-hosts of ‘The View’ were debating the situation with Miranda Lambert and if she should have stopped the show to yell at people, or if people should be taking selfies at shows, etc. It was a clouded mess of opinions that got Whoopi to stand up and walk towards the audience and say “I’m leaving y’all.”
It was co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin who tried appealing to both sides of the argument when it came to debating Miranda Lambert’s controversial situation. Griffin suggested that Lambert shouldn’t be calling out anyone who paid good money to come see her in concert, as it’s embarrassing to fans – especially if they’re just taking selfies and not causing trouble for other fans. This is where Whoopi Goldberg chimes in, suggesting the fans are rude for taking selfies. Whoopi said: “They paid money for the tickets, they came to see her, so she’s singing. [Give] at least a little respect … acknowledge that you can see her [and] she can see you too.”
Another host, Sara Haines, pointed out that the fans who were scolded by Miranda Lambert were sitting fairly close to the stage when the selfie incident took place, but did that mean the famous singer should be yelling at them and stopping the show and causing a scene? That’s up for debate and Sunny Hostin implied that Miranda Lambert is in the wrong, according to an article on Page Six who covered the Whoopi Goldberg walk off.
Page Six quoted Sunny Hostin who pointed out the price of the VIP tickets at the venue where the Miranda Lambert selfie scolding took place. “The expensive tickets in the VIP section that they were in are $757. I’m gonna take as many selfies as I want if I paid $757, I’m sorry, just me.” That sounds a bit much and in defense of the selfie-takers, if I paid that much for any concert, then you’d better be darn sure I’d have a few photos of the event. For that price, I’d be taking as many photos as I want and no Miranda Lambert will be scolding me, that’s for sure. I’m on the “I paid for this and I want a photo or two of it” – but I wouldn’t take selfies all night long, there’s a limit and a difference. Take photos at the right time, enjoy the show and live IN the moment. There’s a balance fans can have to get the best experience without being publicly humiliated by an uptight singer.
This is where it gets good. Sunny Hostin triggers Whoopi Goldberg who suggested that people should “stay home” if they can’t stop taking photos of themselves. Goldberg implied that fans should focus on the performer and Sunny Hostin started to defend her position in the Miranda Lambert debate, but that’s when Whoopi Goldberg finally stood up and walked towards the live audience and took a selfie with someone in the crowd in hopes to prove her point. But did it work? That’s up for you to decide. WATCH THE VIDEO below: