While the cackling hens on The View don’t really matter all that much given how vapid they are, their less than insightful comments and far-left viewpoints are so infuriating that any news about even one of them being gone, even if only for a bit, is good news for those of us that prefer to not get migraines when checking Twitter and seeing a The View clip pop up.
Thankfully, Joy Behar just made a big announcement about Whoopi Goldberg, the Holocaust-minimizing co-host who only recently came back from a short exile following her Holocaust comments.
According to Behar, Whoopi’s gonna be missing a while because she’s making a movie. While it’s not great that Whoopi will be in the culture generally because of her movie role, at least it means one of the farthest-left View hosts (and that’s saying a lot) will be off the air for a bit.
Speaking on that, Behar said:
“If you’re wondering where Whoopi is, the girl’s got a movie she’s making.
“And she will be back when she finishes whatever she’s doing. So she’s gone for a while.”
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— Jackson Richman (@jacksonrichman) April 11, 2022
“Gone for a while” is nowhere near as good as “gone for good” but it’s stil better than her appearing on the program and doing her best to seem far to the left of Karl Marx and AOC’s spawn each and every time she opens her mouth.
And what movie decided to bring Whoopi aboard? The Hollywood Reporter provides a bit of context on that question, saying:
“Amazon Studios’ series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys has added Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg to its cast.
“[…]Goldberg will pay Bird Woman, the god of birds and one of the story’s primary antagonists. She and the other newly cast actors will play gods who make up the World Before Time — a place where the animals are gods who still walk and that’s full of beauty, magic and danger.
“Kae-Kazim will play Tiger, a dangerous enemy to Anansi and his bloodline. Ighodaro plays Lion, who’s proud and noble and has no time for Anansi. Noble plays Elephant, who is old and wise and hates Anansi. Witter-Johnson plays Snake, who also hates Anansi. Gilet will play Monkey, who’s terrified of Anansi and has a very short attention span.”
Somehow that movie sounds even less enticing than the average episode of The View, if only because The View is shorter and so full of fun soundbites to mercilessly mock.
Goldberg, however, seemed interested in the project for reasons other than money. She, speaking about the role and movie, said “I have been a fan of this book for a very long time and when Neil Gaiman told me it was being brought to the screen, I did everything I could to be part of it to help make people aware of Anansi and all his magic.”
It’s a movie I won’t be watching, but at least it’s taking the most radical The View host away for a bit.