Moderator Whoopi Goldberg and the rest of The View are finally ready to talk about it Britney Spears‘ Memoir, “The Woman in Me.”
Alyssa Farah Griffin had already addressed the topic Justin Timberlake and explained why the topic of Britney’s home abortion seemed too sensitive to them. But now that the tell-all book has sold over a million copies and become a New York Times bestseller, “The View” panel reflects on her book and its impact.
Whoopi Goldberg praises the “delicious” narrative of Britney Spears’ memoir
On a recent episode of “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg said she listened to an audiobook version of Britney Spears’ memoir “The Woman In Me.” She described the book as “amazing” before praising it as “funny”, “touching” and “just great”. She noted that the book depicts a different side of Britney than has been shown in headlines over the years, prompting the jury’s approval.
Whoopi also praised Michelle Williams’ narration of the book, describing it as “delicious.” Towards the end of the conversation, she went on to talk about an experience Britney described earlier in her career, when she didn’t care what the audience thought of her singing and dancing because she just wanted to perform.
“We do that in the media. We make judgments and then they stick because our words carry weight. So until we walk a mile in other people’s shoes, maybe we need to be a little less judgmental,” she ventured, drawing applause from the audience. “Maybe. Maybe. Or maybe not. We’re just human.”
One Britney fan, who seemed disappointed by the Princess of Pop’s portrayal in the headlines, commented: “I love this! Thank you for calling out the media and its bullshit. Entertainment media is like that [toxic] and unhealthy. I can’t wait to read Britney’s book.”
However, another user noted that Whoopi might want to take her own advice for the way she just called out Donald Trump‘s daughter, Ivanka Trumpas she appeals a judge’s order to testify in the New York fraud trial.
One user commented: “Oops, you just condemned Ivanka and then turned around on the British story and said ‘our words carry weight’ – remember that.” Or at least be consistent in your messaging and maybe look in the mirror.”
Alyssa Farah Griffin says Justin Timberlake deserves “a little grace.”
Although the former couple’s relationship was riddled with allegations of infidelity and an unplanned pregnancy, “The View” panelist Alyssa Farah Griffin believes the “Cry Me A River” singer deserves “a little grace” for what happened next happened over two decades. On Monday’s episode of “The view: behind the tableOn the podcast, Alyssa Farah Griffin told “The View” executive producer Brian Teta that the news that Britney had an abortion at age 19 was a “punch in the gut.”
Alyssa said she “feels strongly that both parents.” [should] “Have a say in what happens to the child” in comments, transcribed by Page six. “I’m going to try to show them both a little grace,” she said, noting that “The View” wanted to discuss it but noting that it was “sensitive on several levels.”
“Think about the pressure these two young icons were under at the time,” she continued. “They had to live this myth and act as if they were playing very ‘sexified’ people in their public life – [that] They were virgins, and as an adult I think, “Of course they weren’t.”
Alyssa Farah Griffin talks about the “human side” of Britney Spears’ story
The former White House adviser continued, “I think it shows like a human side of a story that in hindsight it makes perfect sense that they went through all those struggles,” adding, “The challenge that it presents.” “is a difficult topic to talk about in the context of reproductive health.” She also noted that the confession must have been “heartbreaking” for Britney, who wrote in her memoir that she only had the abortion because “Justin was so sure he didn’t want to be a father.”
“But I hope for her sake, talking about it was helpful and now you can see how important it was to her to have children. She has her children, she had talked about wanting more… I could analyze for hours how Britney was treated,” Griffin said. “The pressure of being hypersexualized and then having to pretend to be a virgin. They’ve both been through it in different ways – and I’m going to try to give them both a little grace through it.”
Britney Spears’ tell-all memoir The Woman In Me was officially released on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.