Why is Whoopi Goldberg Missing From Today’s ‘The View’ Show? Controversy Explored

The View‘ Show comes with its latest episode. The View Show controversy also came out. When fans were quick to observe that Whoopi Goldberg was absent from the episode. Stick with us till the end if you wish to find out the reason behind her absence.


Who is Whoopi Goldberg?

Caryn Elaine Johnson, who goes by the name Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, television personality, comedian, and author. She is famous for her work in blockbusters like Star Trek, Sister Act, and The Color Purple. Whoopi is a recipient of several awards including an Emmy award, a Grammy, an Academy, and a Tony. An extremely successful actor, Whoopi has been a co-host of the daytime talk show, The View since 2007.

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

What is The View?

The View is a daytime talk show where the hosts invite a number of famous and prominent personalities and interview them. The hosts cover a variety of topics ranging from the personal lives to the future career plans of the guests. In addition to that, the hosts also discuss the current trending topics and participate in debates. Barbara Walters created the show and the first episode came out on August 11, 1997. Barbara described the show as a talk show where five women from different backgrounds and generations discuss the current hot topics in a witty and humorous manner. ABC

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The ongoing season is the 25th season of the show and the latest episode came out on 8th April 2022. The show in itself has about 3,785 episodes to date. The current hosts of the show are Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, and Sunny Hostin with Ana Navarro and Alyssa Farah Griffin as recurring hosts.

Whoopi Goldberg was missing on Monday’s episode. So, Joy Behar explained Goldberg’s absence right away.

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Why was Goldberg Missing?

Whoopi Goldberg has been a host on The View since 2007. She has had a few absences before. On Monday’s episode, Whoopi was absent. Joy Behar, co-host of ‘The View’ explained Whoopi’s absence. She said Whoopi will go for a while as she is starring in a movie.

“If you’re wondering where Whoopi is, the girl’s got a movie she’s making!”

Behar on The View

Whoopi took several breaks from The View, whenever she occasionally takes up some acting projects. So, this didn’t come as a surprise. However, Behar was not clear on how long Whoopi will be gone.

What project is Whoopi working on?

Whoopi is going to appear in the upcoming film, ‘Anansi Boys’ which is an Amazon Studios Project based on Neil Gaiman’s novel. She will be playing the role of ”Bird Woman’ and shall be one of the key antagonists in the movie.


Whoopi is currently in Scotland as a few people recently spotted her there in a restaurant. So, fans think that the entire film or some part of it is being filmed there.

Goldbergs also said in a statement, “I have been a huge fan of this book for a long time and when Neil Gaiman told me it was being brought to the screen, I did everything I could to be a part of it to help make people aware of Anansi and all his magic.”


That is all we know about Goldberg’s absence from the show. Stay tuned for any updates regarding her return to the show.

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