Suzanne Somers Reveals Why She Didn’t Co-Host ‘The View’

Suzanne Somers Reveals

Fans praised actress Suzanne Somers for disclosing the reason she turned down an invitation to cohost “The View.”

(Suzanne Somers (Credit: YouTube)

Rising to popularity in the 1970s sitcom Three’s Company, Suzanne Somers opened about an offer she received to cohost The View. Somers said, appearing on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast, “I turned it down; originally asked to be on the original ‘View,’ with Barbara Walters and whoever else.”

And everyone exclaimed, “Why would you turn that down? She kept on, “This is a national show.” “I first said, ‘I have to live in New York. I don’t particularly want to live in New York. I enjoy the vibe down here as well as the temperature.

Somers continues to live in California with her husband, Alan Hamel; she was born and raised there as well, but that is not the only reason she turned down this job. “But second, I’m not good fighting for time,” she said. And there you have to interrupt, butt in and butt out. Simply put, it is not my demeanor. Somers said at closing that she “walked away from that” and has “never looked back.”

Many people on social media praised Somers for her choice. She has a brain and classes. Neither are permitted on that program, one of her supporters said. Another supporter said, “Smart lady, who would sign up for that much hate in one room.” Another supporter said, “Good for you, Susan; the View is Toxic.” One fan said, “No sensible person should lower themselves to join that horrible circus.”

Former cohost Meghan McCain, who has spoken out to criticize The View, is one person who would most definitely say Suzanne Somers made the right decision in declining the show. She has no desire to ever returning; she spent four years being the token conservative cohost on The View from 2017 until she left in 2021.

McCain wrote in an article for the Daily Mail, “There is nothing on God’s green earth that could convince me to ever walk on to that set again”. McCain continued by saying she was regularly “pushed off topics that show producers thought worthy of news coverage”. One instance of this was the controversy Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam encountered, whereby blackface images from an old yearbook surfaced.

Millions of Americans debated this topic around picnic tables in backyards and watercoolers in offices. But thanks to Whoopi and Joy Behar, we were not allowed to discuss it. Meghan McCain wrote on the scandal.

“Around the same time as the disclosure about Northam, an old picture surfaced showing Behar sporting makeup to darken her skin for a Halloween costume in the 1970s,” McCain said. “Behar even boasted about the image in a resurfaced 2016 segment, saying she dressed up as a ‘beautiful African woman.'” Goldberg also has a blackface scandal from her past since she was blackfaced at a 1993 Friars Club roast with her ex-Ted Danson.

“The only way you survive on that show is to be vanilla pudding,” Meghan McCain said. “Say nothing controversial with the elites, bow down, and avoid really doing the job you were hired to do—which is expressing your true views.” One wonders why Somers avoided a big bullet since co-hosting The View seems like a nightmare.

ABC carried The View first in 1997. Though there have been several cohosts since the original panel debuted, one thing that stays with the panel of ladies over the years is conflict. Originally a TV show where women argue different political points of view, The View has been criticized for veering too far to the left in recent years. Either you enjoy the show or you despise it, but it seems ABC is driven to keep it on the air regardless of the several scandals and flaws of the show.

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