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“The View” Reacts To Matt Lauer Firing

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On Wednesday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to Matt Lauer being fired from the “Today” show. Watch the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, NBC announced this morning that Lauer was fired for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” While no specific details were provided, it was said the network did not have reason to believe this was an “isolated” incident. The news comes just a week after Charlie Rose was fired from “CBS This Morning” for sexual harassment allegations.

Celebrities have been reacting to Lauer’s firing on social media, and now on the ABC talk show, Whoopi Goldberg began discussing the subject by saying she thought “we were finally on a streak where we weren’t going to hear about famous men for at least for a day or so but then this happened this morning.” After watching the footage of Savannah Guthrie talking about Lauer’s firing on the “Today” show, Joy Behar cracked, “What is it about morning television?”

Sara Haines shared, “This was really hard for me to hear because I grew up on the ‘Today’ show and I worked with Matt for years and years, so I echo many of [Guthrie’s] sentiments that first and foremost, no one gets a pass. This behavior is never okay.” She went on, “I personally had such great experiences with Matt. He was someone that cheerleaded for me and supported me, and I know, as Savannah said, he was extremely beloved there, but I do commend the person with the bravery who comes out about any of this type of behavior. It’s just I feel for my friends over there today because I know it’s a dark day at the ‘Today’ show, and it’s just hard.”

Behar pointed out, “They’re going to lose ratings also. The same with Charlie Rose’s show. He raised those ratings when he came on. They’re in trouble now again.” Haines argued that there’s more immediate feelings to address, saying, “I’m sure the job part will hit them. But right now it’s personal.” Still, Behar went on to suggest, “Don’t you think the executives at these networks have some clue? You can say it’s Matt Lauer, you can say it’s Charlie Rose. We all know what goes on at the places that we work.”

For her part, Meghan McCain commented, “Fox News was my family and when it imploded from the inside out with Roger Ailes… it’s a very difficult thing to be a part of, especially when you feel like, ‘Oh, god, what did I know?’ I didn’t know anything.” She went on to remark, “The way Matt Lauer treated Ann Curry, that’s when I was done with him… I’m still such a big fan of hers. I would love to see her come back.”

That led Behar to exclaim, “You know, karma’s a bitch!” And after Goldberg brought up Donald Trump tweeting about Lauer, Behar frustratingly observed, “He never misses an opportunity to talk about a sexual harasser possibility that’s not named Trump.” Goldberg was also upset about that, saying into the camera, “This is what I would say to you, new guy. It’s all well and good to call folks out. Everybody wants to know who’s out there. Let us not forget that you also have people accusing you.”

McCain also pointed out, “There’s so much going on the world.” She then listed “all the things we should be tweeting and talking about, President Trump.” Check out the video below.

 


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