Fact Check: Whoopi Goldberg Was NOT Fired From 'The View' In March 2024 -- Claim Is From Satirical Page

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  • by: Marlo Lee
Fact Check: Whoopi Goldberg Was NOT Fired From 'The View' In March 2024 -- Claim Is From Satirical Page Satirical Page

Was actress Whoopi Goldberg "fired" from her hosting position on "The View" in March 2024? No, that's not true: The Facebook page this claim appeared on explicitly labels themselves a "Network of Satire and Parody." Lead Stories could find no evidence that Goldberg had been released from her job on "The View."

The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) on March 25, 2024. The post was captioned:

Replace Whoopi with Candace

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Tue Mar 26 14:43:30 2024 UTC)

Text underneath the pictures of Goldberg with fellow host Joy Behar read:

Whoopi Goldberg Fired From The View

'We're Going To Find A Non-Toxic Replacement'

The Facebook page that posted this claim is named "The Patriots Network" (archived here). They self-identify as a "Network of Satire and Parody" and say they are "affiliated with SpacexMania.com" in their "Intro." SpaceXMania.com states that their website brings readers "the freshest fake news" (archived here). Lead Stories has fact checked several stories from their site in the past.

A Google News search for "Whoopi Goldberg AND fired AND The View" (archived here) did not yield any significant evidence to back up this claim. Goldberg was listed as a host on the ABC News website (archived here) at the time of writing. Below is screenshot evidence of that:

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(Source: abcnews.go.com screenshot taken on Tue Mar 26 15:46:50 2024 UTC)

Lead Stories searched "The View's" verified X, previously Twitter, account, Facebook account and Instagram account and could find no evidence that Goldberg had been let go (archived here and here). Goldberg's name was included in both the X account and Instagram account's bio at the time of writing. Here is evidence of Goldberg's Instagram handle in the bio of "The View's" Instagram page. Circling done by Lead Stories:

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(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Tue Mar 26 16:22:11 2024 UTC)

We have reached out to Goldberg and will update this article if we receive a relevant response.

More Lead Stories fact checks on claims related to Whoopi Goldberg are here. Other Lead Stories fact checks of claims about "The View" can be read here.

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Marlo Lee is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Howard University with a B.S. in Biology. Her interest in fact checking started in college, when she realized how important it became in American politics. She lives in Maryland.

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