The decision by “Fox & Friends Weekend” host Abby Huntsman to join ABC’s “The View” has drawn what Decider.com calls “massive backlash” — and apparently viewers on both ends of the political spectrum are upset.
“Since announcing her decision, the former Fox News host has received intense backlash from fans who feel that she’s ‘making a deal with the devil’ by joining the left-leaning talk show,” the website reports, noting that Huntsman got blowback on Instagram after posting a photo of herself with her co-hosts on “The View,” Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain and Whoopi Goldberg.
You can see Hunstman’s Instagram post below.
“The comments beneath the photo are filled with angry messages from right-leaning viewers, many of whom feel that, even though Hunstman will serve as a conservative voice at the table alongside McCain, she’s deserting her party by joining ‘The View,'” Decider notes.
One commenter is quoted in the report writing: “Really? Your joining that failing show??” Another is quoted writing: “Bad mistake Abby. Sorry. No Republicans will watch so there goes your fans. The Dems over there in that goofy audience and viewers will hate you.”
But the report also spotlights a number of social media messages from viewers on the left expressing their unhappiness with the move.
One Twitter user writes of “The View”: “Yeah, they’re adding Abby Huntsman former ‘Fox and Friends’ chickadee. I’m definitely not watching anymore. @meghanMccain is beyond terrible and now this.”
Writes another Twitter user: “If she’s another agent of Trump’s then she can stay at Fox. We don’t need anymore divisive, delusional and out of touch people spewing garbage to us on my fave talk show, #TheView.”
Here’s Huntsman’s Instagram post from earlier this week announcing the move …