Following Thursday’s episode of “The View,” which saw panel apologizing mere minutes after offending viewers with a joke about eating disorders, the hosts of the ABC daytime talk show were rethinking their practices.
“One of my friends said to me yesterday, ‘The View’ has become, ‘We didn’t really mean it! We’re sorry! We didn’t mean to say it like that!'” Joy Behar said on Friday’s show, “We need to stop saying that.”
The show’s penchant for stirring up controversy and then quickly apologizing for it reared itself again when new co-host Candace Cameron Bure had a moment of panic after realizing something she said could possibly be taken the wrong way.
It came during a discussion in the show’s Hot Topics segment on how kids inherit political views from their parents, when Bure explained how she naturally leaned toward a Republican point of view, even at a young age.
“I know that was because of my upbringing, and the way that our values and morals were brought up in our household we veered — not to say that Democrats aren’t moral or anything like that!” she said, quickly clarifying her statements as her liberal co-hosts assured her that they were “quite moral.”
“You get so nervous because everybody writes in and it’s like you can’t say one thing without people being offended. It’s so hard,” Bure said.
Her fellow co-hosts were sympathetic to her panic, with Raven-Symoné saying it’s like they have “freedom of speech until you say something that offends somebody.”
“That was exhausting for her,” Behar joked after seeing the look of embarrassment on Bure’s face. “Somebody fan that girl.”