ABC’s talk show The View was recently sent a cease and desist letter for the comments made by Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg on the show. During this week’s episode, the cast started talking about the TPUSA Student Action Summit which was took place in Tampa, Florida. TPUSA (Turning Point USA) is a conservative group, which caters to college and high school students. While discussing the topic, Joy Behar addressed the group as ‘Neo-Nazis’.
Joy Behar associated the two groups together
On Monday, co-host Joy Behar talked about the Turning Point USA conference,
“Neo-Nazis were out there in the front of the conference with anti-semitic slurs and … the Nazi swastika and a picture of a so-called Jewish person with exaggerated features, just like Goebbels did during the Third Reich. It’s the same thing, right out of the same playbook.”
Then co-host Whoopi Goldberg added to it by saying, “You let them in and you knew what they were, so you are complicit.”
The View was sent a cease and desist letter
As per Fox News Digital, Turning Point USA has sent a cease-and-desist letter to ABC News.
On Wednesday, The View co-host Sara Haines read an official statement on-air apologizing on behalf of the show for linking a Turning Point USA gathering to neo-Nazi demonstrators that showed up outside the event. Also making it clear that these demonstrators were gathered outside the event and that they were not invited or endorsed by Turning Point USA. Sara Haines said,
“A Turning Point USA spokesman said the group, quote, ‘100 percent condemns those ideologies,’ and said Turning Point USA security tried to remove the Neo-Nazis from the area but could not because they were on public property. Also, Turning Point USA wanted us to clarify that this was a Turning Point USA summit and not a Republican Party event. So we apologize for anything we said that may have been unclear on these points.”
Whoopi Goldberg also apologized for her statement
Whoopi Goldberg, who has been criticized for her ton deaf remarks in the past, also apologized for her statement. She said,
“In Monday’s conversation about Turning Point USA, I put the young people at the conference in the same category as the protesters outside, and I don’t like it when people make assumptions about me and it’s not any better when I make assumptions about other people, which I did. So my bad, I’m sorry.”
Initially, the talk show was not created for political matters and controversies, however, over the years it has found itself being in the spotlight for several controversies.
Source: The Grio