KEY POINTS

  • Whoopi Goldberg only said "okay" after Meghan McCain's rant about the Sussexes' Oprah interview
  • Several netizens laughed and criticized McCain for her statements 
  • McCain said she was hurt after reading the comments on Twitter 

Meghan McCain ranted about the royals and the monarchy after watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, but she only received a one-word response from Whoopi Goldberg while many netizens didn’t agree with her.

During a segment on "The View," McCain, 36, talked about being a "red-blooded, 100 percent American who celebrate freedom anyway I can" before saying that "monarchies are stupid, the American experiment is the way to go."

She also said she's okay with having two American women — Markle and Winfrey — single-handedly finishing what George Washington and the Revolutionary counterparts did. However, when the camera cut to Goldberg during the virtual broadcast, she gave a one-word response — "Okay" — before raising her eyebrows and shaking her head.

Twitter users immediately reacted to the scene prompting it to go viral. Justin Martindale, a comedian, shared the clip on the microblogging site and his post already has 140,000 likes, 26, 400 retweets and over 2,000 comments as of press time.

Several slammed McCain and laughed at her in the comments.

"Meghan is a privileged brat," one wrote.

"She grates on my nerves. I do not understand how people watch that show," another wrote.

"It’s long overdue for the @TheView to replace her with @ananavarro & I’m not a Republican but can we bring mature women to the table? Please?!" another user who wants McCain to be replaced by political strategist Ana Navarro opined.

Another said she doesn't watch the show and asked if McCain contributes anything other than comic relief and awful takes that can be dismissed. But the netizen said Goldberg's response was "comic gold."

"Heartburn and stress, she really makes me physically ill when she goes on her rants, pretending to be a victim," a different user stated.

Another said McCain’s whole rant was “funnier” while sharing a longer clip. Despite the criticisms toward McCain, many also showed her support because they share the same perspective.

"I'm actually with John McCain's daughter on this. Finish those British bastards once and for all. Maybe y'all forgot the War of 1812. I haven't! THEY BURNED OUR CAPITOL," one commented.

Another user agreed that it would be coherent to replace McCain, but she thinks she was retained on the show because "she represents a certain demographic accurately."

Meanwhile, McCain addressed the criticisms on Twitter saying that she's hurt by the comments and was worried that her daughter would read them someday. She also stressed that she has the best intentions when she shared her statement about the issue.

"Twitter comments and chatter are hurting me today for the first time in a really, really long time. It's hard to reconcile that my daughter can read this stuff some day... All I can say is I do my best every single day and have the best of intentions in my heart," she tweeted.

Meghan McCain NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Meghan McCain attends 11th Annual IAVA Heroes Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 9, 2017 in New York City. Photo: John Lamparski/WireImage