As the Coronavirus continues to be the number one trending topic around the world, many industries are taking no chances when it comes to social gatherings.
With countless events and gatherings of large amounts of people on the decline and being postposed, television studios are now also having to get rid of audience numbers. A video has surfaced on Twitter of Whoopi Goldberg on 'The View' welcoming an empty studio audience to the TV show, and it is quite an awkward feeling. It's also a little bit hilarious.
Imagine a chilling, post-apocalyptic version of Oprah Winfrey's "You get a car" and you're on the right track.
Here's the clip of Whoopi Goldberg on 'The View' welcoming the "audience" in the studio. In fact, the studio audience is just made up of uncomfortable-looking blue plastic chairs.
Whoopi Goldberg repeating “welcome to The View” to empty audience chairs is both peak apocalypse horror and high camp. pic.twitter.com/VZroTYVT0N
— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) March 11, 2020
People on Twitter are having a field day after watching the video, and here are a selection of their responses.
“This IS the bad place”
— Roxanne Gonzalez (@roxycat7) March 11, 2020
"This is the way the world ends: not with a bang - with a HELLO HELLO HELLO WELCOME TO THE VIEW!."
— Atom Havoc (@AdamHavick) March 11, 2020
They should've made this 3 minutes longer
— Bed Bath & Beyoncé (@MrJoeMiles) March 11, 2020
Firmly believe that whoopi Goldberg’s hell is doing The View to an empty audience next to Meghan McCain forever
— JLeaux (@npnbjlowe) March 11, 2020
Me waking up in the morning talking to all my insecurities and fears
— Liz Jenkins (@ej11lizzie) March 11, 2020
Will 'The Ellen Show' be following the same safety measures as 'The View'?
Next up: The existential sadness of Ellen dancing in a giant studio with absolutely no one.
— KrisJames (@KrisHowdyJames) March 11, 2020
Earlier this morning it was confirmed that Tom Hanks and his wife had contracted COVID-19 while in Australia.