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Whoopi Goldberg Faces Backlash for Calling ‘American Idol’ the ‘Downfall of Society’ on ‘The View

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ABC’s talk show ‘The View’ featured another controversial episode from Whoopi Goldberg. The episode, Whoopi began with a documentary by Anna Nicole Smith that was on Netflix. Afterwards, she was candid about the format of ‘American Idol’, even calling it the ‘downfall of society’. During the show’s discussion of Netflix’s recent documentary about Anna Nicole Smith’s final days, Goldberg claimed that people are apt to view such programming because of their judgmental nature. ‘Basketball Wives,’ ‘Housewives,’ all the Bravo shows make you believe you’re doing something wrong because you’re living your life.

It’s because these shows make people feel better that they watch them, Goldberg explained. It seems that we love watching stuff to judge people, as a society. It originally aired on Fox from 2002-2016 but was revived on ABC in 2018 with new judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan replacing Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell. While American Idol airs on the same network as The View, Goldberg ignored the producer’s subtle warning, saying we have become “amuck” with judging other people since American Idol.

A Backlash Occurs After Whoopi Goldberg Says ABC’s American Idol Is The ‘Downfall Of Society’

Whoopi Goldberg returned to ABC’s talk show The View with another controversial episode. Whoopi started the episode by discussing Anna Nicole Smith’s Netflix documentary. Her later remarks about the format of ‘American Idol’ dubbed the show the ‘downfall of society’. ‘Basketball Wives’ and ‘The Real Housewives’ are among Bravo shows that Whoopi highlighted and noted that they create the impression that people “do something wrong because they’re living their lives.”It appears that people watch these shows to feel better and enjoy being judged, according to the host of ‘The View’. Whoopi Goldberg made some controversial statements on the most recent episode of ‘The View.’ According to the talk show host, society loves watching stuff to judge people. She added, “I thought the beginning of society’s downfall was with, what’s the show’s name?”? Is American Idol what you mean?’ replied one of the producers. Behar was confused and asked, Do you think American Idol is responsible for society’s downfall?

In response to her co-host, Whoopi said that it began with it and explained why. I believe we went awry once we allowed people to judge other people. According to Whoopi, when they invited the public to decide, it has gone out of control. According to her, once we do that, we begin a cycle. Whoopi’s controversial statement sparked a backlash on social media from ‘The View’ fans. In response to a follower’s tweet, Whoopi, on the subject of people voting in American Idol, didn’t a group of people judge you and give you an Oscar nomination? Hmmm. According to another Twitter user, I would’ve thought the Jerry Springer show was the downfall, but American Idol, that’s another possibility. What @whoopi said about “American Idol” being the downfall of American civility? What the heck!?, another person added. A user commented, Wow, ABC’s “American Idol”? Another wrote, So #AuntyWhoopi thinks letting the public be involved in choosing things (music, film) is the death of our society? I’m amazed. I think we should schedule some time to talk to Aunty privately.. That sounds crazy to me. The show is called American Idol.


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