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“The View” Reacts To Women Protesting At Golden Globes

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The View Golden Globes Video

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On Monday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to women protesting at the Golden Globes. Watch the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, women spoke out in unity at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday about dealing with sexual harassment and assault. Almost every female star in attendance work black and seemingly all the female winners addressed girl power in their acceptance speeches. Now on the ABC talk show, Whoopi Goldberg declared that the show was “dominated by the #MeToo movement,” and asked her colleagues for their thoughts.

“Some of it was entertaining,” Joy Behar responded. “I thought [host Seth Meyers] did a nice job. It was tricky business. Those are treacherous waters when you’re talking about harassment and trying to make a joke about it. He pulled it off.” But she added, some of it felt “too soon,” admitting, “Kevin Spacey, I wasn’t thrilled with that joke.”

Guest co-host Ana Navarro pointed out the “huge platform” celebrities have and said that the entertainment industry has been “overproprtionately struck and affected by the sexual harassment allegations.” She argued, “I think it was a good thing that they were not only speaking for the movie industry, but also bringing in the domestic workers, bringing in the people who started the #MeToo movement. It wasn’t just about the Hollywood stars. It was about the larger movement.

Asked Behar, “But what’s the follow-up, exactly, for these people?” Meghan McCain said, “I have the same question. It’s not that it’s not great they’re all wearing black and bringing these activists to the red carpet. It was totally appropriate. But my question is, what is the next step?… There’s still a lot of work left to do.”

To that end, Navarro noted the new Times Up organization is raising funds to help women across the country. Sunny Haines commented, “I do think that the next steps are important, and what was interesting to me was it was just an entire night of protest, from the acceptance speeches to the monologue to the clothing. We’ve heard that criticism, ‘Actors have to stay quiet. When I watch an awards show, I want to see speeches. I don’t want to see political activism or this type of activism.’ I wonder, are we now in a place where actors must do this, must use the platform?”

“No, they don’t have to. Note everyone’s cut out to do this,” replied Goldberg. She went on, “The point is, where do we go from here? I think women are watching out for women… There is a conversation that is happening in the country now that says it is very dangerous for a man to sexually harass women. You will lose your job. That for me was the most important thing.” She even said she’s “thrilled” with how things are working out so far. Check out the video below.

 


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