‘The View’: Sunny Hostin Quietly Shades Meghan McCain for Proposing ‘Stupid Conversation’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Meghan McCain and Sunny Hostin

Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain shared a tense second on The View this week. The matters on the ABC discuss present have been targeted on the Black Lives Matter motion. This week HBO Max quickly eliminated the transfer Gone With the Wind. When the subject got here up on the reside present, Hostin quietly shaded McCain. The latter then ended up apologizing for citing the “stupid conversation.”

Meghan McCain and Sunny Hostin
Meghan McCain and Sunny Hostin | Heidi Gutman/ABC by way of Getty Images

What is happening with ‘Gone With the Wind?’

As folks turn into extra conscious of how African Americans have been portrayed in Hollywood cinema, the film Gone With the Wind got here up for dialogue. The depictions of Black folks within the movie have turn into controversial. HBO Max determined to tug the film from its recently-launched streaming service.

“These racist depictions were wrong then and are wrong today, and we felt that to keep this title up without an explanation and a denouncement of those depictions would be irresponsible,” an HBO Max spokesperson advised CNN. “It will return with a discussion of its historical context and a denouncement of those very depictions.”

McCain reacted on Twitter when she noticed the information trending on Twitter and advised her followers she would deliver the subject up for dialogue on the subsequent day’s present.

“I’m going to pitch the Gone With The Wind being pulled from HBO as a sizzling subject tomorrow,” she tweeted. “I am privileged to work with an Academy Award-winning actress and I am actually more interested in a discussion with her about it than on twitter. Have a good night everyone.”

Sunny Hostin is just not having it

When the subject got here up throughout the “Hot Topics” phase on The View, Hostin didn’t have the power to speak in regards to the difficulty. She made everybody conscious that there have been extra urgent points to speak about than an outdated film.

“Well, we have now had this dialogue many instances earlier than, and, you already know, my greatest concern proper now isn’t the provision of Gone With the Wind on HBO,” Hostin mentioned.

“Nobody is in favor of censorship, and someone like Megyn Kelly spent all morning tweeting about this,” Hostin added. “I would like to see that same energy from people on the right rather than talking about this issue, talking about the voter suppression that happened yesterday in Georgia, talking about the 112,000 Americans that are still dead from COVID,” quite than lamenting over Gone With the Wind.”

Meghan McCain reacts

Hostin making some extent that HBO Max dropping Gone With the Wind was a non-issue, was a transparent jab at McCain who proposed the subject. The conservative co-host took the trace and apologized for even citing the topic.

“I mean, I guess I should apologize that we’re doing this topic because it was my doing,” McCain mentioned. “I was on Twitter last night, and it was a conversation that’s been trending, and I actually just thought it would be interesting to talk to you, Whoopi [Goldberg], because you’re an Academy Award winner, I believe only the second black Academy Award winner after Hattie McDaniel who won an Oscar, and it’s important to talk about censorship in film and books right now because we need to talk about what’s appropriate and what’s not.”

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“I know this seems like a trite and stupid conversation to some of you, but I was interested in it,” McCain added. “So it’s my fault this is a topic today.”

The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m ET and 10 a.m. CT/PT on ABC.

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