‘The View’ Co-Host Ridiculed For Remark About Supermarket Shopping
There have been countless reports in recent years regarding individuals going to extreme measures in an attempt to avoid a COVID-19 infection, but “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin still raised some eyebrows with her on-air admission this week.
Even after some of the bluest states and municipalities have lifted their draconian public health mandates related to mask use and social distancing, the coast is still apparently not clear enough for Hostin, who said she has not been inside a supermarket since the pandemic began.
“I don’t like a supermarket,” she declared. “I haven’t been in a supermarket since COVID — for about three years.”
Of course, someone with her means is capable of surviving without shopping for her own groceries, and she explained what she does instead of patronizing a local market.
“That’s when I discovered Instacart,” she said of the popular grocery delivery app.
Patting herself in the back for her perceived generosity, Hostin added: “And I give them a big tip because they don’t always pay their people well. So that’s been an issue, I think, for the company.”
Nevertheless, her remarks began to resemble an Instacart advertisement.
“But man, you can get toiletries, you can get fire logs, you know, those big Bounty towels you don’t want to carry,” she said.
Flaunting her ability to easily afford the fees and large tips involved in her avoidance of the unwashed masses at the grocery store was not the only time the millionaire TV personality drew criticism for appearing elitist and out of touch.
In September, for example, she opined on the results of a poll that asked respondents what milestones they believe people should reach by the time they turn 40. Even as home prices and interest rates were making home ownership unattainable for millions of Americans, Hostin declared that as a prerequisite to entering middle age.
“I think you should buy a house before 40 because that’s how American wealth has always been built,” she said, talking over co-host Sara Haines.
The remark drew backlash from the audience and Haines, who encouraged “all those people that are living check to check and trying to put food on the table” not to “guide your life by having a house by 40.”
Social media critics were similarly eager to react to her latest admission of relying on others to deliver her groceries.
Conservative writer Mark Hemingway chimed in: “So she’s scared of COVID, but totally willing to let one of the poors risk their life on her behalf. *chef’s kiss*.”