Sunny Hostin is opening up about her relationship with ABC.
“The View” co-host joined Ronan Farrow on Monday for a virtual interview ahead of the release of her memoir, I Am These Truths.
According to Hostin, when she joined “The View” in 2016, she was the only co-host in history who was not given a formal announcement.
“I was sort of guest hosting, guest-hosting, and then just… was there,” she explained.
She later added, “I was given a dressing room on a different floor; and I noticed that other co-hosts that came on after I came on were given dressing rooms on the main floor with everyone else.”
When Farrow asked if she thought it was because of her race, Hostin said, “I think I was treated differently than a white woman would have been treated.”
“And you wonder: am I being crazy? Am I being sensitive? Am I playing the race card?” she said. “And I decided that it felt wrong to not tell the truth… to paint this rosy picture.”
But Hostin added, “These are indignities I think that people of colour deal with every single day in different scales.”
ABC declined to comment.