As the three judges walked out, the crowd cheered and whooped for them. Luke played with the audience, even spinning one of them in a lighthearted routine before sitting down.
As the guests took seats with The View group, they continued to cheer. Whoopi tried to talk over them, telling Luke, Lionel, and Katy: “It’s really wonderful to have you all here at the table with us.
“You’re back with the 21st season — only six for y’all — of American Idol. Now, when you see all the things that-” Whoopi pursed her lips and spun around in her chair, clearly annoyed by the noise.
She said sternly: “OK, you’ll, you have to let us ask the question. “We’ll get back to you, but you’ve got to let us get through it because you know we take forever to ask these questions.”
The actress then said, “Anyway!” and turned back to the judges. This isn’t the first time she’s made news on the chat program this week. On Monday, Whoopi attacked the show’s makers while ruminating on her previous controversial comments.
She looked angrily at the team as she talked about people being canceled and not being given the “opportunity” to repent.
Whoopi was banned from The View for two weeks in February 2022 after making “wrong and hurtful comments” about Jewish people and the Holocaust, according to ABC.
The comedian asserted that the Holocaust, which killed approximately 6 million Jews between 1941 and 1945, was not motivated by “race.”
During Monday’s episode of the talk show, Whoopi went on a rant about her previous remarks. The group discussed Barbie Bassett’s absence from her program after she used Snoop Dogg’s term for the N-word.
Sara Haines said: “The problem is when she leaves, it’s not like when this stuff happens they never let you come back and clarify on the air.”