Whoopi Goldberg walks off amid foot fetish conversation on The View

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Whoopi needed a break when the conversation steered towards foot fetishes!

On Tuesday’s episode of The View on ABC, the 68-year-old actress stepped aside as her co-hosts discussed a Guardian advice column in which a man shared that his wife was uncomfortable with his massages after he revealed that he had a foot fetish.

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin explained, “You have to entertain your partner’s kink within reason.” Goldberg seemingly quipped, “Excuse me for a second, keep talking,” and walked away from the camera. To make things light, Griffin, 34 jested, “Whoopi has left the building.” However, once the actress joined her co-hosts, the conversation continued with Behar teasing, “You know, not to brag, but my feet have created foot fetishes out there, so I can’t really respond to this because I feel that I’m responsible for the fetishes.”

Towards the end of the discussion, when Behar, 81, asked Goldberg why she walked away at the time, the actress responded, “Because I was so enamored by what you were saying that I felt that I needed to take a breath so I could just get myself together so I could come back to the table,” adding, “This is what this conversation does to people. It makes them get up and move. I don’t care, because my feet are huge, and no one wants to touch them.”

This was not the first time a conversation about feet brewed up on The View. In December, Matt Rogers, the comedian recalled a laughable incident when he was on the same flight back from the Bahamas as some of the ABC talk show’s hosts. He turned to Behar at the time during the show and revealed, “You guys were in the first row,” adding, “You were barefoot on that plane.” Roger further added,  “I said I respect it,” before Behar defensively reiterated, “I wasn’t walking around though.”

Another incident surrounding feet was caught live when actor Matthew McConaughey gave Behar a foot rub on air. As fans may remember the duo went viral in 2006 for the same reason. From then on, feet have become a topic of interest among The View hosts where in February 2022, the hosts put up their feet on the discussion table for all to see and proceeded to discuss their respective rankings on WikiFeet a website that’s dedicated to ranking celebrity feet and toes.

Catch The View on Wednesdays (11 a.m. ET) on ABC.