“Ana Navarro Confronts Sunny Hostin on ‘The View’ Over Gender Bias in Criticism: ‘You Target Women, Not Men'”

The View’s Ana Navarro Challenges Slut-Shaming on the Show.

During a recent episode of The View, the panelists found themselves in a heated discussion about judgment and slut-shaming. It all began when they discussed a letter to The Washington Post’s advice column, where a woman revealed her involvement in a 15-year affair with a married man. After the man divorced his wife and passed away, his ex-wife didn’t want his former mistress at his funeral.

Sunny Hostin, one of the co-hosts, used terms like “marriage wrecker,” “cheater,” and “adulteress” to describe the woman and suggested she should respect the ex-wife’s wishes. Ana Navarro took issue with this perspective, pointing out the gender bias often seen in such situations.

Navarro asked Hostin why she was targeting the woman and not holding the man equally accountable for his actions, even though he was now deceased. She emphasized that it’s common to shame women while letting men off the hook in these circumstances, and that women often perpetuate this double standard.

Alyssa Farah Griffin suggested that the woman should find a way to grieve privately, while Joy Behar noted that both parties shared guilt. Nevertheless, Navarro continued to challenge Hostin, who maintained her stance that the woman should not attend the funeral.

As the discussion unfolded, Navarro reminded Hostin that she was in a fortunate marriage and that not everyone faced the same circumstances. She argued that it’s unfair to judge women harshly in these situations while allowing men to escape scrutiny.

The lively debate prompted Behar to humorously declare “Pandemonium!” as the women and even some audience members shared their opinions on the matter.