"He's illiterate is more to the point," the host explained. "He's obsessed with the girls looking good, that was his thing."
Self-proclaimed Taylor Swift fan Joy Behar wants the singer to hop in her getaway car and leave her “idiot” boyfriend Travis Kelce behind after several of his old social media posts making disparaging comments about women recently resurfaced online.
Kelce’s posts were brought up on Thursday’s episode of The View by moderator Whoopi Goldberg, who made a point of noting that “some of them date back to 2010” when the Kansas City Chiefs star was in his early twenties.
Behar then proceeded to read several of Kelce’s since-deleted messages out loud, including one that read, “damn the clippers girls gotta be the s----y girls that dont make the lakers girls team, cuz they all was ugly.”
“He’s illiterate is more to the point,” she added. “He’s obsessed with the girls looking good, that was his thing.”
She then continued to read aloud two more of Kelce’s deleted posts which asked “why cant girls hide they backfat” and declared, “I feel like if u wanna be a cheerleader you have to pass a beauty test.... there's too many ugly cheerleaders out here smh."
“Why do you care what he thinks?” Goldberg pressed. To which Behar bluntly replied, “I’m a Swiftie and I love her because she’s getting young people out to vote, so I don’t want her to be stuck with this idiot.”
Goldberg likened the experience to having a daughter bring someone home who you know isn’t good for her, but ultimately have no say in the decision. “And you can’t say, ‘What the, are you out of your mind?’” she said, clenching her hands into fists and puffing her cheeks. “All you can say is, ‘Okay.’”
While Alyssa Farah Griffin explained that she wasn’t “necessarily defending Travis Kelce because those are not appropriate comments,” she did note that both Kelce and Swift are part of the “first generation that grew up with social media our entire teen and adult life" and, as a result, "we documented everything."
“You think of songs that you liked at the time and you’re like, ‘Wait, this might be totally problematic and I didn’t even know at the time,’” Griffin said. “You gotta give people a little bit of grace and hope that the way he treats women now is reflective of how he is as an adult.”
Sunny Hostin similarly agreed that Kelce has “probably grown up a lot” since his original tweets. “I really think that these kids, their frontal lobe, at that age, they’re not developed and they’re writing all kinda stuff.”
"Listen, young people do young people stuff,” Goldberg concluded. “And what you said 25 years ago may not be how you feel this time, so everybody needs to lighten up and let these people do what they want to do."
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