The co-hosts on The Viewwere passionately divided over a viral social media post in which a man said his fiancée may “not be the most beautiful woman” or “most intelligent.”
During the "Hot Topics" segment on Thursday's episode of the talk show, Whoopi Goldberg addressed the photo of the couple.
The man–who is podcast host Solomon Buchi–shared his love story online with a series of photos of him with his sweetheart.
In one of the posts, Buchi wrote:
"You’re not the most beautiful woman; neither are you the most intelligent woman, but I’ve chosen to never find perfection in anyone else."
The 26-year-old later explained:
"Stating that you’re not the most beautiful/intelligent might sound like it’s not a compliment, yeah?"
"But it’s a realistic base for real love."
Many social media users were not impressed with his unromantic perspective. They suggested the fiancée, Adéọlá Àríkẹ́, should call off their engagement.
Goldberg, on the other hand, didn't see a problem with the groom's tribute to Adéọlá. “I didn’t think it was a bad thing," said the veteran co-host.
But fellow co-host Sunny Hostin disagreed.
“I worry about this guy,” said Hostin. “I hate him. But I worry about this guy for this woman. I wouldn’t marry him after saying that.”
“When they get older, what is he gonna do? Oh babe, you look a little fat today. Oh babe, that was really stupid that you said that’. I don’t like that."
"Your partner should lie to you.”
Goldberg was not onboard with that notion. “No!” she replied, adding, “They should not lie to you. Oh my god!”
As the two continued with their heated debate, Goldbert threw her gaze upward and remarked, “Oh my God! Please God, strike me now.”
You can watch the full segment in the clip below.
Man Tells Fiancée “You’re Not The Most Beautiful” | The Viewyoutu.be
The conversation carried over to Twitter, where users were equally polarized over Buchi's declaration of love.
Co-host Sara Haines chimed in and said Buchi's "attempt might've failed a little bit" by putting his unconventional perspective on love in writing, but the co-host did believe he was "approaching love wisely."
"I think what he's saying is to expect perfection is to be disappointed," she said, to which Goldberg gave verbal affirmation.
While Haines agreed with Goldberg's take as Hostin was seen visibly unyielding, she said she hoped Buchi's proposal was "a little more romantic."
Haines added, "But this in itself I understood where he was going."
Goldberg ended the conversation by addressing the fiancée. "Just keep it calm," she said.
"You know he loves you and you love him."
"If you decide to marry him, just know that's where he's at. He's not asking you to be perfection ... he's asking you to be the woman he loves."
"For all these other people who need to hear lies from people, so when you put the pants on and your behind looks like the side of a gate, and he doesn't tell you that your pants are too small for the size of your behind, it's a problem."
Hostin didn't add much else to the discussion, but as Goldberg wrapped up the segment, Hostin looked to the viewers at home, shook her head from side to side, and gave a thumbs down.