In an alternate reality that could easily be the plot for a dystopian sitcom, famed actress and ‘The View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg breaks down in tears after a confrontation with none other than Tesla CEO and professional Twitter Ruffler And run away.
Picture this scene: On a typical Thursday morning, the studio was filled with anticipation. The notoriously outspoken Musk was about to appear on the popular talk show.
The appearance of Musk, who is known for his Twitter antics as well as his pioneering ventures in space and electric vehicles, promised high ratings and even higher drama.
However, no one expected that Goldberg and Musk would have such an emotional confrontation. Goldberg, who was recently announced as the brand ambassador for beleaguered beer brand Bud Light, found himself a victim of Musk’s sharp wit and candid comments.
As the cameras panned, Musk, always provocative, quizzed Goldberg about his recent endorsement deal, asking if he’d tried the beer himself. Surprised by this sharp question, Goldberg hesitated before answering.
Instead, he quipped, “Bud Light sales went worse than one of my SpaceX rockets!” Laughter erupted in the studio as Goldberg looked like a deer in headlights.
Goldberg, who usually handles tense situations tactfully, found himself struggling to respond to Musk’s constant criticism. While trying to get back on her feet, she stuttered, replying about how she believed in Brand’s ability to make a comeback.
To which Musk replied, “Possibility? Bud Light has the same capacity as a diesel car in a Tesla showroom.” The studio audience burst into laughter, causing Goldberg to burn in the face and lose his balance.
As the segment went on, Musk’s tirade continued. He compared the taste of Bud Light to ‘battery acid’ and suggested that Goldberg might be better off endorsing ‘something more palatable like Brussels sprouts’.
Eventually, the tension reached a crescendo when Musk ended his speech with an innocent question. “Whoopi, you know Tesla’s market cap is now greater than the whole of Anheuser-Busch InBev, right?”
As laughter echoed around the studio, the camera panned to Goldberg. The hurt was clearly visible in her eyes, and she suddenly stood up, her chair rocking back.
Amid stunned silence, Goldberg addressed Musk in a trembling voice, “Elon, you may be the richest man in the world and a genius, but that doesn’t give you the right to be rude.” Without waiting for a response, she turned and left the stage, tears welling up in her eyes.
As Goldberg’s figure disappeared from the stage, Musk was left sitting awkwardly, a half-smile on his face. The show was turned into an advertisement, much to the audience’s surprise. What was supposed to be a light conversation turned into a spectacle of epic proportions worthy of a Hollywood drama.
This episode will go down as one of the most memorable moments in ‘The View’ history. For Goldberg, it was a challenging confrontation that left him humiliated and upset. For Musk, it was another milestone in his string of controversies.
And for onlookers, it was a startling display of raw emotion and fearless honesty, reminiscent of the age-old adage that the truth often hurts. The story underscores the clash of personalities and the unpredictable nature of live television.
It also reveals the unfiltered reality of Elon Musk, who is known for his brilliance as well as his brutal honesty. So, the next time you listen to ‘The View’, prepare yourself – you never know what drama may unfold!