Latinas shut out of ‘The View’ again, not part of permanent co-hosts in new season

ABC’s ‘The View’ is excited about announcing its new co-hosts for its 19th season starting September 8. But as Latinas we’re not happy that once again we are missing in action.

We have not been invited to sit around the table in a permanent position in the show’s upcoming new season. ‘The View’ continues to ignore our Latina voices and our significance in this country.

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Screenshot: Facebook

Once again Latinas have been shut out, our voice and our point of view will not be heard on ‘The View.’

Look at ‘The View’s’ Facebook page and the photo of the new co-hosts joining the show.  The only women of color are Whoopi and Raven-Symoné. But they can’t speak for us, they don’t see our world as Latinas because they’re not one of us.

Last season Rosie Perez stood her ground for us on everything from immigration to racist remarks made by guest hosts like Kelly Osbourne. How can we forget Osbourne’s comment “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”

I’m still not sure if Perez left on her own or if she was asked to leave. I’m not sure if we’ll ever get the straight story on that departure.

But did ABC or ‘The View’ producers even attempt to find a Latina to sit around that table? Did they even interview a few Latinas just to humor us? ‘The View’ claims political commentator, Ana Navarro will be part of a group of contributors. In TV talk that means she’ll be on every once in a while. But you know what? That is not good enough.

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Screenshot: Twitter

The show is going on its 19th season and in all that time only ONE Latina has been asked to take a permanent chair. There are 50 million Latinos in the U.S. and ‘The View’ was only able to find ONE Latina in 19 seasons.  Talk about unfair!

It’s amazing how every politician wants the Latina vote, every company knows our purchasing power, but still ‘The View’ continues to ignore us and not take us seriously. It’s time to stop supporting this show. Yes, I mean not watch it. Change the channel.

I’m glad comedian Joy Behar is returning to the show. She makes people laugh. But I won’t be watching. ‘The View’s’ producers have sent their message loud and clear to Latinas “Mi casa is not tu casa.” Translation “Our home is not your home.”

Time to use that remote and find another TV show in that time slot that will appreciate us. I’m sure their advertisers will welcome us too.

Latinas we have a voice. Let ‘The View’ know what you’re thinking on their social media pages. United we are a powerhouse!

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Rebecca Aguilar is a freelance journalist and the founder of Wise Latinas Linked, the largest virtual networking group of Latinas on Facebook and LinkedIn with more than 7,000 members. 

Latinas support Rosie Perez, outraged over reports The View co-host was forced to apologize to Kelly Osbourne

The Daily Mail is reporting that ABC execs at The View forced co-host Rosie Perez to apologize to Kelly Osbourne.  After the show Perez had it out with the producers and then left The View for good. Never to return.

You may recall that Osbourne was filling in as a co-host on the show. The women were talking about Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant statements when Osbourne blurted out “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump.”

Osbourne’s racist comment stunned her co-hosts and the audience. Perez jumped in right away saying “oh, that’s not..oh no..” and “Latinos are not the only people doing that.”  Here’s the video.

I saw the show and knew right away Osbourne’s derogatory statement was about to go viral. According to The Daily Mail, after the show Osbourne started crying, and show executives cornered Perez forcing her to apologize on Twitter. Here’s the tweet.

The next day on Twitter, Perez did a bit more explaining.



Like most women, Latinas don’t like to told what to do. And hearing that Perez was forced to apologize to Osbourne had Latinas speaking out overwhelmingly in support of Perez on social media. Here are just a few comments from our Wise Latinas Linked members on Facebook.

M. Rascon “Wow. I think all Latinos need to boycott his show. This is just another sign of disrespect Latinos receive and why I get so passionate about this Trump issue.”

B. Wilson “Total crap. I’m glad Rosie walked off. And this is really shameful, considering how Kelly left Fashion Police after unfortunate remarks by Giuliana Rancic about singer/actress Disney star Zendeya.”

M. Galaviz “I wonder why Kelly wasn’t ‘forced’ to publicly apologize to Rosie and the Latino community for her disrespect words.”

S. Ibarra “I’m sick of Kelly Osbourne. Who made her the queen?…”

I. Marsh “No need to apologize Rosie! That pendeja let her true feelings show. She should be apologizing to you!”

A. Marcos “Beyond the ‘drama’ and the racist remark, what this demonstrates to me, is the deep embedded belief that so many people have about us…”


If ABC execs did force Perez to apologize as The Daily Mail is reporting, they should now publicly apologize to her. Perez did nothing wrong. She was standing up for Latinos. It’s called “The View” right? That was Perez’s view; defending us from a ridiculous statement.

How many times is Osbourne going to apologize for putting her foot in her mouth? How many times will she pour on the tears? It’s getting old.

Right now The View cannot afford to lose anymore viewers. Just a reminder, Latinas are not only a big voting block but we are also a big viewing block. The View’s sponsors know that too. If Latinas don’t watch the show, we don’t buy the products advertised.

Can someone tell Kelly Osbourne I would be more than willing to give her FREE classes on Sensitivity 101 and Diversity 101. The more she knows about Latinos the better for her reputation.

Rosie Perez announced she was officially leaving The View in July. Thank you Rosie  for being the strong Latina we have learned to love and respect.  Mucho exito!

Rebecca Aguilar is a freelance journalist and founder of Wise Latinas Linked on Facebook and LinkedIn. WLL is a virtual networking group of more than 7,000 Latinas.