Sunny Hostin, a co-host on the left-wing talk show “The View,” perfectly encapsulated how out of touch many members of the left are in her recent comments — where she revealed that she hadn’t even set foot in a grocery store since the pandemic began roughly three years ago.
Hostin made the comment during a segment in which the co-hosts of “The View” discussed their shopping habits, and viewers were shocked to hear that Hostin had been relying solely on delivery people to bring her items from the supermarket for three years.
The leftist co-host began by noting that she doesn’t “like” grocery stores, revealing that she hadn’t “been in a supermarket” since the pandemic, “for about three years.”
She attempted to justify her comments by stating that she gives the delivery people “a big tip” for their services, where she made them risk their health to go shopping, which she was too scared to do for herself.
“That’s when I discovered Instacart,” Hostin continued. “And I give them a big tip because they don’t always pay their people well. And it’s — So, that’s been an issue I think for the company. But man, you can get toiletries, you can get fire logs, you know, those big Bounty towels you don’t want to carry.”
Sunny Hostin claims she hasn't been to a grocery store in three years for fear of COVID.
"I haven't been in a supermarket [since] COVID – for about three years. That's when I discovered Instacart. I give them a big tip." pic.twitter.com/bRqf77MedE
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) March 15, 2023
Critics on social media were quick to point out that the millionaire talk-show host was showing just how out of touch many on the left are with average Americans.
National Review contributor Pradheep Shanker argued that Hostin’s actions were “a mental illness” and told her that what she was doing was “not healthy.”
This is a mental illness, @sunny. Really. Its not healthy. I say this with someone with empathy for your situation. https://t.co/FQxokB01yZ
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) March 15, 2023
RealClearInvestigations senior writer Mark Hemingway pointed out that Hostin is “scared” of the pandemic but was “totally willing to let one of the poors risk their life on her behalf.”
So she's scared of COVID, but totally willing to let one of the poors risk their life on her behalf. *chef's kiss* https://t.co/75REUpusoK
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) March 15, 2023
Another popular response noted that Hostin’s logic was essentially that “it’s okay to put someone else at risk but not herself,” pointing out that she was “pretty selfish.”
So according to her logic… it’s okay to put someone else at risk but not herself? Seems pretty selfish if you ask me.
— JA (@JABridgeforth) March 15, 2023
Jon Nicosia, president of News Cycle Media, shared images of Hostin’s mansion in New York — asking the question: “Do you think this woman has stepped foot in a grocery store in the last 20 yrs?”
Here are a few pics of Sunny's NY house. Do you think this woman has stepped foot in a grocery store in the last 20 yrs? pic.twitter.com/jTLkDjfOLe
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) March 15, 2023