In a stunning turn of events, the co-hosts of The View, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Sunny Hostin have all threatened to quit the show “immediately” if conservative commentator Candace Owens is added to the panel.
Sources close to the hosts say they are outraged by the mere suggestion of Owens joining the show, citing her controversial opinions and tendency to stir up controversy as reasons for their opposition.
“It’s bad enough that we have to deal with Meghan McCain and her conservative views,” said Behar, “but adding Candace Owens to the mix would be a disaster. We’re not going to sit there and let her spout her hate-filled rhetoric.”
Goldberg echoed Behar’s sentiments, saying, “I’ve been on this show for over a decade and I’m not going to let someone like Owens come in here and ruin what we’ve built.
We have a responsibility to our viewers to provide a thoughtful, balanced discussion, and Owens would just disrupt that.”
Hostin, who is known for her advocacy on social justice issues, also spoke out against Owens, saying, “We need to be careful about who we bring onto this show. Owens has a history of making inflammatory statements and promoting dangerous conspiracy theories. We can’t give her a platform to spread that kind of misinformation.”
While representatives for The View have not commented on the potential addition of Owens to the panel, sources say the co-hosts are standing firm in their stance and are willing to walk away from the show if necessary.
“It’s a matter of principle,” said Behar. “We have to draw the line somewhere, and for us, that line is Candace Owens.”
Only time will tell if The View will heed the concerns of its co-hosts or if Owens will join the panel despite their objections. But one thing is for sure – it’s going to be a bumpy ride either way.