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Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters Upset With ABC The View Wasn't Represented at 2014 Oscars: It's "a Crying Shame"

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Whoopi Goldberg was a presenter at the 2014 Oscars on Sunday, but her fellow co-hosts from The View were nowhere in sight at the show or the red carpet leading up to it.

And that didn't go unnoticed! Whoopi and veteran journalist Barbara Walters both spoke out against their parent network ABC Tuesday during their famed "Hot Topics" segment for seemingly not inviting The View to cover and attend the Academy Awards.

"It was a shame to walk down that carpet to see every other daytime show represented except Rachael Ray and we weren't there," said Whoopi, who introduced Pink and her Wizard of Oz tribute performance. (To be fair, other daytime shows like The Chew, Katie and The Queen Latifah Show weren't a visible presence at the show either.)   "I hate to ring my own bell, but what the hell? The View is the only show that has an Oscar winner [she earned a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in the 1990 film Ghost] on the panel, and I thought it was a crying shame that we weren't there."

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The View Cast, Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters Donna Svennevik/ABC

Babs, who is retiring this summer, was equally outraged, saying, "The View was created 17 years ago. Now that I'm not going to be here forever, I'm gonna brag too!"

"We don't get promos the way others [do], we're sort of the stepchildren of it," she lamented. "Bill [Geddie] and I have done Academy Award specials year after year, but you know, we're still here, and [Whoopi] we're very proud of you!"

Amen to that.

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