Whoopi confronts audience member on-air


During the most recent episode of US talk show The View, host Whoopi Goldberg walked off the stage and reprimanded an audience member filming the show on his phone.

The awkward moment happened while the co-hosts discussed former President Donald Trump getting his fraud case bond reduced.

Just as panellist Sunny Hostin made her point, Goldberg told her to “hold on a second” before standing up and walking to the edge of the stage.

“Sir, I have to stop you with the camera, because I can see you,” the actress, 68, told an unidentified member of the audience.

“So do me a favour, don’t pull it out again. I’d appreciate that, thank you,” she added as the rest of the View women looked over to the man.

For a few moments, the audience remained quiet before erupting into applause.

Audience members are not allowed to take pictures or record videos of the popular show while it’s filming. However, they are permitted to snap photos at designated non-filming times.

Toward the end of the segment, Goldberg got irritated again when producers wanted to cut her off. They had wanted Hostin to read a legal notice that Trump had denied all accusations against him and had pleaded not guilty to “all 88 charges.”

“I’m gonna get to her, my God! Guys, I am going to get to her,” she told an off-camera producer. “May I finish my point or do you want me to just jump now?”

Joy Behar immediately quipped, “Whoopi is not in the mood today for your shenanigans!”

“I’m not, I’m not,” Goldberg admitted. “I’m trying to do everything everybody wants, but you know, nevermind. Go ahead, Sunny.”

Hostin then took over and informed viewers that she had a “legal notice,” which had Goldberg sarcastically adding, “No kidding.”

Just yesterday, Goldberg seemingly reprimanded her fellow co-hosts for feeding into the Kate Middleton conspiracy theories.

Last week, the Princess of Wales announced she had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing preventive chemotherapy.

After the news, Alyssa Farrah Griffin, Sara Haines, Ana Navarro and Hostin admitted that they felt “remorseful” and “awful” for not thinking Middleton’s disappearance was due to a health struggle.

This story originally appeared on Page Six and is republished here with permission