“Shark Tank” judge Barbara Corcoran made a startling choice to fat shame Whoopi Goldberg live on “The View” on Thursday, but Ana Navarro had her co-host’s back. And her comeback was just as brutal.
The moment came as the hosts were discussing Emma Grede, who is set to be the first Black, female guest shark on “Shark Tank.” Grede is the Founder & CEO of Good American, a US-based denim brand which promotes a healthy body image.
As Sunny Hostin and the rest of the table praised Grede — though Corcoran noted that Grede is so good at what she does, it actually made her dislike Grede a bit — Whoopi admitted that she still needs to try them. Her first concern though, was “Will they fit this COVID [butt]?” Hostin and Ana Navarro assured her they would, as having an inclusive size range is a key part of Good American’s business model, before Corcoran took a swing at Whoopi.
“And when you get finished with those jeans, and decide you don’t like them, give them to me. I’m gonna make two pairs!” Corcoran boldly said.
While Corcoran’s “Shark Tank” cohosts, along with Sunny Hostin, laughed lightly, Whoopi was initially stunned into silence. Fortunately, Navarro was not. So, before Whoopi could gather herself, Navarro bit back hard.
“Whoopi, let me just tell you something,” Navarro said before remarking on Corcoran’s wardrobe choice for the day. “Both Sara Haines and Jill Biden wore that dress already, on TV,” she said, before ripping up her own question cards.
Though the whole table laughed at her comeback, she made one thing very clear.
“Donald Trump Jr. tried that on me. It didn’t work!” Navarro said, referring to the former president’s son’s dig at Navarro’s weight following her false positive test for COVID. “No no no.”
You can watch the full moment from “The View” in the video above.