Meghan McCain Left ‘The View’ for Hiatus and Didn’t Apologize to Whoopi Goldberg
Meghan McCain from The View is a controversial figure on the morning talk show. The conservative co-host often clashes with her fellow panelists and she recently feuded with the legend, Whoopi Goldberg. Following the on-air spat going viral, many expected McCain to apologize to the EGOT recipient, but that never happened and the show is now on hiatus.
Why did Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain feud?
The ladies of The View don’t often agree on issues which leads to riveting television. On the episode that aired on July 28, McCain and Goldberg starred in a tense moment that happened during the live broadcast.
Goldberg brought up the “Challenged Accepted” viral trend that had celebrities posting black and white pictures of themselves. The purpose of the digital campaign was to support women’s empowerment.
When McCain talked on the issue she veered the topic to the Women’s March co-presidents and it all kicked off.
“As a conservative woman, there’s always a level of skepticism because we are never invited into circles, traditionally,” McCain said. “In the Women’s March, we were literally not invited to join and told to stay home if you’re pro-life.”
McCain continued, “It ended up being that the leaders of the Women’s March had strong ties to Farrakhan and a lot of anti-Semitic, and in my opinion, extremely problematic and controversial views.”
Goldberg interjected and corrected McCain noting that only “one of the women had strong ties,” to Farrakhan, not both.
“Well, you can watch the tape of me interviewing them on the show and make your own decision,” McCain snapped.
“Yeah, I was there,” Goldberg fired back.
“You were not,” McCain clapped back.
McCain continued to be adamant that she was right, while Goldberg pushed back on her claims. It turns out that the latter was correct, video of the interview resurfaced and proved Goldberg was at the table on January 14, 2019.
Did Meghan McCain apologize?
After the incident between McCain and Goldberg, the Republican pundit took a day off. In her place, Sara Haines joined the ladies to discuss the latest “Hot Topics.”
On Thursday, July 30, the show was preempted as they shifted to covering the memorial for John Lewis.
Many fans were expecting McCain to address the spar with Goldberg on Friday, July 31, but it went unnoticed.
McCain announced the show aired its last new episode for the season and will be going on hiatus until September. With the show being off the air, McCain left without apologizing to Goldberg on-air.
“Thank you for a really wild, intense but memorable season. Today is our last episode and we are on hiatus for the summer,” McCain tweeted. “Grateful for this platform, my co-hosts, our fearless The View team, and one of the last truly uncensored spaces in all of television. See you in September!”
Fans call Meghan McCain out
Following the on-air fight, fans believed that McCain owed Goldberg and apology and called her out on Twitter.
“Before you leave, there is something you forgot to do: Apologize publicly to Whoopi. How about, ‘I stand corrected, you were there,'” a fan suggested.
“Did you apologize to Whoopi on camera?” a viewer asked. “If not then you my dear sister are self-centered and the frown on your face is you. Not your brand but you. Be careful not to believe your own press.”
“People like her never apologize, it’s beneath them. Meghan is hateful,” a Twitter user commented.
“I guess we shouldn’t hold our collective breath waiting on Megz to apologize to Whoopi, huh?” another fan added.
The View is set to return in September at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT/CT on ABC.