Whoopi Goldberg Gets Blasted After Whining She ‘Needed A Break’ From ‘$8M-A-Year’ Gig On ‘The View’
Whoopi Goldberg faces backlash after whining that she "needed a break" from "The View," where she makes an ostentatious $8 million a year.
Whoopi Goldberg is being slammed for being “out of touch” after whining that she “needed a break” from her “$8 million a year” gig as a co-host in the ABC talk show “The View.”
'THE VIEW' RETURNS FOR SEASON 26! @WhoopiGoldberg, @JoyVBehar, @sunny, @sarahaines, and @Alyssafarah share about their summer breaks as they return for the new season! https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/trTIaUy5aB
— The View (@TheView) September 6, 2022
It all started when Goldberg kicked off the new season of “The View” on Monday by doing what she does best: complaining!
“… Look, we needed the break. Sometimes people don’t realize on a daily basis, because we’re live, we are not scripted – this is coming out of us,” Goldberg said at the start of the show, according to The Sun. “… As we always say on any given day, half the country is angry at us… so we try to keep as much energy going as we can with the things we talk about…”
She added, “… So it can get tiring sometimes. It’s a lot! And we got a break that we needed! We needed that break!” While motioning to the live audience, Goldberg went on, “We’re glad to see all of you cause I’m sure you all needed a break as well. Unfortunately that break is over!”
Whoopi Goldberg defends Biden's election-denying press secretary. pic.twitter.com/O9oalXHIzQ
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 7, 2022
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Fans Fire Back
Unfortunately for Goldberg, however, viewers did not take kindly to her entitled comments.
“Whoopi is so out of touch,” tweeted one social media user, with another adding, “She says it’s rough talking s—t all day. Hate to see her working my day.”
“They’re given a break every August anyway,” another disgruntled twitter user asserted. “It’s not like they all abruptly decided to take a break mid-season!”
See you tomorrow, @WhoopiGoldberg! pic.twitter.com/Mclb7IpxLY
— The View (@TheView) September 5, 2022
Goldberg’s Salary And Net Worth
Goldberg earns an estimated salary of $8 million per year working on the ABC talk show, and she’s worth an estimated $60 million. She signed a multi-year contract extension with “The View” in September of last year that states that she’ll stay on as a co-host for at least another four years.
This comes months after Goldberg and her co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Sara Haines, were accused of flaunting their wealth when “The View” filmed them on a luxury vacation in the Bahamas for one week. The trip was meant to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The View” premiering back in 1997, but fans were not having any of it.
“Those who are struggling to put food on their tables and gas in their cars can see a vacation spot first hand on TV,” tweeted one livid viewer, with another adding, “… Meanwhile I’ll be here, working from home while they enjoy their paid vacation.”
THE GANG IS ALL HERE! ☀️ They're ready for some #HotTropics in the Bahamas — see #TheView from paradise coming up soon on @ABCNetwork! 🌴 pic.twitter.com/JVlRrGOoGg
— The View (@TheView) June 27, 2022
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Goldberg’s Granddaughter Speaks Out
Goldberg’s granddaughter Amara Skye recently appeared on the reality television show “Claim To Fame,” and she opened up about her relationship with her grandmother.
“Me and my grandma are super close. She’s everything,” Skye told Essence. “It gets frustrating because it’s like, how am I going to compete with that? But I’m lucky enough to have that.”
“I just feel like people know my grandmother for being Whoopi. She’s iconic, she’s political, everything she says holds water, but that’s the viewer’s eyes,” she added. “She’s my grandmother and she’s also really a grandmother.”
#ClaimToFame Amara is toast. Grandma is proud….or not. Amara was very entertaining while on this show. pic.twitter.com/6EHemQsfBA
— Juan Tresdoce (@JuanTresdoce) August 23, 2022
Even so, Skye could not deny that Goldberg can be “annoying.”
“People who are lucky enough to have them know, grandmothers are annoying and it’s another parent,” Skye said. “You love her, but she’s annoying, and you know, it’s family.”
Perhaps Goldberg should focus a little less on “being Whoopi,” and a little more on not offending her viewers, because it seems like she’s been doing that quite a lot lately!
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