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Why Whoopi Goldberg exits ‘The View’ group chats

The EGOT winner says she’s too busy to be bothered with group chats
Whoopi Goldberg (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Whoopi Goldberg keeps taking herself off her “The View” co-hosts’ group chat.


The comic says she exits it as she “doesn’t care” what her fellow presenters are “upset about” on her weekends away from the show.


Goldberg made the statements on the Jan. 29 episode of the ABC talk show, when her co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin asked the other women if there was a group chat she was not part of.

Co-host Sunny Hostin admitted there had been in previous years, but told Griffin that Goldberg would “gladly give you her spot.”


“Silencing y’all does not mean being part of it. I don’t care. I don’t care what you’re upset about. It’s the weekend!” the comic said when their fellow host Ana Navarro suggested Goldberg should look into silencing her notifications rather than removing herself from the group chat altogether.

Navarro added that it could get confusing having several group chats with different people.

“See, that’s why I’m not on all of that stuff because I know who I’m texting. If I need to talk to you, I’ll talk to you. I don’t just be sending y’all stuff! I’m busy! I’m busy, you know? When I talk about those hit-and-runs, what do you think I’m doing? I communicate when I have something to say. I don’t just be sending y’all stuff. I’m busy,” the EGOT winner stated.

The outspoken Ghost star also has a habit of leaving the table during “The View” when topics come up that she has no interest in. Earlier this month she walked off the set once her co-stars began talking about sexual fetishes. The hosts were debating a newspaper advice column in which an anonymous person said his wife stopped allowing him to give her foot massages after he told her he had a fetish.

Refusing to discuss it anymore, Goldberg got out of her seat and walked off, saying, “Excuse me for a second. Keep talking!”

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