The View will officially announce their new co-host this Thursday, the ABC daytime talker revealed today.
"Who will be the next co-host of @TheView? The wait is finally over! Find out only on @TheView this THURSDAY at 11e|10c|p on ABC!" the show Tweeted on Monday morning.
According to a leaked report last week, Alyssa Farah Griffin has been offered the position. The former Trump staffer would be replacing Meghan McCain, who left the show in August 2021, as the conservative seat.
Ahead of the official announcement, #BoycottTheView has begun trending on Twitter, with some viewers of the show threatening to stop watching if Griffin is cast as the new co-host. Fans have taken issue with Griffin's previous support of former president Donald Trump.
One Twitter user wrote, "If Alyssa is announced then it’s time to #BoycottTheView and let ratings drop so she gets fired sooner." Another said, "Thursday will also be the day we start our #BoycottTheView campaign if Trump propagandist @Alyssafarah is hired. Seriously. If @abcnews & #TheView producers can't figure out how offensive & infuriating it would be to hire a Trump staffer & enabler then y'all deserve S26 low ratings."
If Alyssa is announced then it’s time to #BoycottTheView and let ratings drop so she gets fired sooner.— carter (@carterchapman) August 1, 2022
Thursday will also be the day we start our #BoycottTheView campaign if Trump propagandist @Alyssafarah is hired. Seriously. If @abcnews & #TheView producers can’t figure out how offensive & infuriating it would to hire a Trump staffer & enabler then y’all deserve S26 low ratings.— Lucky?? (@DakiniBliss) August 1, 2022
If the new co-host of #TheView had anything to do with the trump administration! I’m just gonna stop watching… Not kidding!!! #boycotttheview #changethechannel #NeverAgain #NeverForget #NeverForgive pic.twitter.com/s1cAlkUE1K— Jeremy Zajas (@JeremywithaZ) August 1, 2022
And another Twitter user posted a clip of Griffin from 2020 in which she talked about holding China "accountable" for COVID-19. The Tweet reads, "As Asian Americans were being murdered and physically assaulted, Alyssa Farah Griffin was blaming China for the virus on Fox News without any evidence."
As Asian Americans were being murdered and physically assaulted, Alyssa Farah Griffin was blaming China for the virus on Fox News without any evidence. #BoycottTheView #TheView pic.twitter.com/DRE6ADQxmC— The Chat (@LiveOnTheChat) July 28, 2022
The one nice thing about Alyssa Farah Griffin being named a permanent cohost on @TheView is that I will now have an extra 200 hours a year. What could you accomplish with another 200 hours a year? #BoycottTheView #TheView— LaurenBaratzLogsted (@LaurenBaratzL) July 28, 2022
For now, viewers will have to wait until Thursday to find out if rumors of Griffin as the new co-host are true.
The View airs weekdays at 11:00 AM ET on ABC. The show's 25th season is set to wrap this Friday, August 5.
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