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A spokesperson for "The View" said the claim is not true.
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Social media posts are claiming there could soon be a shake up in the hosting panel for "The View."
"Whoopi (Goldberg), Joy (Behar) and Sunny (Hostin) Threaten To Resign ‘Immediately’ If Candace Owens Joins The Panel," read a Sept. 10 Facebook post with photos of conservative commentator Owens and "The View" hosts.
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"The View," a morning talk show that airs weekdays on ABC, features a panel of six co-hosts: Goldberg, Behar, Hostin, Sara Haines, Ana Navarro and Alyssa Farah Griffin. The show is in its 26th season.
Although the post suggests Owens could be joining the show, this is not real news. In the comments, the post’s author linked to a blog post that includes a disclaimer that "the following text is a satirical piece intended for humor and entertainment."
Lauri Hogan, a spokesperson for "The View," told PolitiFact "there is absolutely no truth to this."
Owens did not immediately respond to PolitiFact’s request for comment. In January 2022, Owens criticized "The View" for not having "a true conservative" as a host, the New York Post reported. Owens told the Post she doubted the show would consider her as a host.
We rate the claim that three co-hosts of "The View" threatened "to resign ‘immediately’ if Candace Owens joins the panel" False.
Facebook post, Sept. 10, 2023
USACommunity.Live, "Whoopi, Joy, and Sunny Threaten To Resign ‘Immediately’ If Candace Owens Joins The Panel," Aug. 26, 2023
The Dunning-Kruger Times, "Whoopi, Joy, and Sunny All Say They'll Quit ‘Immediately’ If The View Adds Candace Owens," accessed Sept. 14, 2023
The Dunning-Kruger Times, "About Us," accessed Sept. 14, 2023
Email exchange with Lauri Hogan, spokesperson for The View, Sept. 14, 2023
ABC News, "The View," accessed Sept. 14, 2023
ABC News, "'The View' names Alyssa Farah Griffin, Ana Navarro as new co-hosts for Season 26," Aug. 4, 2022
New York Post, "‘The View’ struggling to find a 'real' conservative co-host," Jan. 8, 2022
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