The View ladies are over the controversy surrounding Best Actor Oscar winner WIll Smith. In a recent episode, the ladies – Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, Whoopi Goldberg and Sara Haines, discussed the controversy surrounding Will Smith, who is in hot water after he slapped Chris Rock on stage at the 94th Academy Awards.
“I’m so tired of talking about this, I’d like to slap myself,” guest host Ana Navarro joked, adding she’d rather be talking about Clarence and Ginny Thomas. “He’s had over thirty years of a career where’s he’s had a very positive image, been a positive role model… None of us should be judged by our worst moment. We should be judged by our entire career.”
The panel also discussed Will Smith’s projects being put on hold at Netflix.
“Some of Will Smith’s future projects are in question,” said Goldberg. “The question is does he have a path back? Yes, of course he does. He’ll be fine. He’ll be back. No worries.”
“I think Netflix and all those are making a mistake and I hope they reconsider because we should be able to separate his art from what he did,” said Navarro.
While Navarro disagreed with Netflix’s decision, Hostin brought up the discussion of separating the art from the artist.
“That’s the question isn’t it,” Sunny Hostin asked. “I would imagine that companies are thinking, if I put out this movie on my streaming platform, am I gonna lose money or will the audience still be there for him or will people boycott the art? I think it’s a valid discussion, Joy [Behar] and I were talking about this on Friday, can you separate the art from the artist?”
Goldberg then chimed in. “You have to! Because if you don’t none of us can be artists. Every one of us steps in poo at some point. Y’all step in poo!” she said.