In a shocking turn of events, it appears that Twitter owner Elon Musk has yanked ABC’s long-running talk show “The View.”
According to recent ratings, the once popular program has become the network’s lowest rated program, and many are blaming Musk for the show’s decline.
So what? Well, it all started when Musk, a notoriously inflammatory writer on social media, decided to target “The View” with a series of targeted tweets.
Apparently, Musk took issue with some of the show’s comments about him and his business ventures, and he’s not letting it slide.
In a tweet, Musk wrote, “I used to think ‘The View’ was a cool show, but now I see it for what it is: a bunch of jealous women talking nonsense.” Needless to say, this didn’t go over well with the show’s hosts, who offered their own rebuttal.
But Elon Musk wasn’t done yet. He continued to tweet about the show, calling it “irrelevant” and “out of touch with the times”. And apparently, his followers agreed, because soon, the show’s ratings began to plummet.
At first, “The View” producers tried to ignore Musk’s taunts, hoping the controversy would die out. But as the weeks wore on, it became clear that the damage was done. Viewership continued to decline and the show’s advertisers began pulling out.
Now, “The View” finds itself in a precarious position, with many wondering if it will ever recover from this latest blow. Some are even demanding the cancellation of the show citing its increasingly toxic and divisive content.
Of course, not everyone is ready to blame Musk for the show’s decline. Some argue that “The View” was in shaky shape even before Musk began tweeting about it, and that the show’s declining ratings are to blame for the show’s host himself.
Regardless of whose fault it is, it’s clear that “The View” is no longer the powerhouse it once was. And as for Elon Musk, he’s reveling in his role as the show’s nemesis, continuing to hurl insults and taunts at the hosts on social media.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for “The View,” but one thing is certain: It’s no longer the talk of the town.