‘The View’: Whoopi Scolds Joy Behar for Loudly Popping a Tic-Tac During Opening Remarks About Virginia Shooting

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Whoopi Goldberg paused mid-sentence during her opening remarks on Wednesday morning’s episode of “The View,” in which she spoke about America’s latest mass shooting, committed Tuesday night in Chesapeake, in Virginia. Why? Because she got distracted by co-host Joy Behar loudly popping a Tic-Tac.

To kick off the show, Whoopi noted that they were actively monitoring the situation in Virginia, in which a Walmart employee opened fire on his co-workers, killing six people and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself- same. The hosts were solemn, Whoopi lamenting that it was “a terrible way” to have to start the show and encouraging the audience to truly embrace the purpose of Thanksgiving.

“Please remember those who will not be so lucky and really try to be grateful, because tomorrow is never promised,” Whoopi said. “And it’s, you know, it’s the Thanksgiving show and we want to be ready and roll with it, but sometimes it’s really hard to start these shows because of the things that we sometimes – what do you eat?”

The sudden tangent came as a pop could be heard over a mic, followed by a surprisingly loud crack, which visibly startled Whoopi.

Looking embarrassed, Joy Behar admitted she was eating a Tic-Tac, reassuring her co-workers that she hadn’t actually started eating the Thanksgiving feast presented to their table.

When Behar marveled at Whoopi grabbed her, saying she had “super sonic hearing”, the whole table corrected her.

“No! It was…they heard it over there!” Whoopi said pointing to the audience. Meanwhile, Sara Haines and Alyssa Farah Griffin agreed it was “very loud”. didn’t hear the crackle, prompting Whoopi to joke that she only hears what she wants to hear.

From there, the women recovered – with an apology from Behar for being louder than expected – and jumped into their planned hot topics (which, ironically, included asking what the rudest behaviors are at a table Thanksgiving).

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