Everyone knows that The View’s co-hosts love to have their say, so it might come as no shock that co-host Whoopi Goldberg has something to say about Meghan Markle’s comments about her time as a model on the game show, “Deal or no deal.” Meghan, who is a former actress, addressed her previous work on Deal or No Deal on the October 18 episode of her Archetypes podcast. Speaking on the podcast, Meghan explained: “I ended up leaving the show. I was so much more than what was objectified on stage. I didn’t like feeling forced to just have looks and little substance, and that’s how it felt. I was reduced to that specific archetype at the time: the word ‘Bimbo’.”
In a clip from The View posted to the show’s Twitter account, Goldberg questioned what Meghan had to say about Deal or No Deal. Previously, Goldberg appeared to be supportive of Meghan, even cutting back on former co-host Meghan McCain’s comments about Meghan and Oprah Winfrey on a previous episode of “The View” (per Express). But this time, Goldberg speaks for himself.
Whoopi Goldberg ignored Meghan Markle’s comments on objectification
In “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg noted that objectification shouldn’t have been an issue for Meghan Markle in “Deal or No Deal.” “I don’t know that the people that are sitting there thinking of you like that, they’re like, ‘I want the money, let me have it,'” she said in reference to the show’s awards (via Twitter).
To further explain her point, Goldberg brought up Wheel of Fortune host Vanna White. “Because Vanna White is always something interesting and beautiful and she did that and the objectification might come from you and how you felt about the way these women were portrayed.” She added that Meghan was an actress at the time and ” Deal or No Deal” was probably just an opportunity on the way to her next role.
Likewise, co-host Sara Haines responded to comments from The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Claudia Jordan, also a former Deal or No Deal model. Jordan said on Instagram Stories (via Deadline), “To be clear – yes, getting a modeling spot on a game show isn’t necessarily based on your intellect, but the executive producers on each show have five models with the most outgoing and funniest personalities selected where they can place microphones they knew would engage with the candidates. And “Deal or No Deal” never treated us like bimbos. We got so many opportunities because of this show.”