Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Lisa Ling, and Barbara Walters of The View debated the latest photos of Britney Spears sunbathing topless on a yacht in Miami. They spent much of the time speaking out against the tabloids and paparazzi though Lisa Ling claimed it comes with the territory for someone like Britney, who is the ‘biggest star in the world’. Read on for a transcript.
Merideth: They aren’t going after you anymore. They are going of the
other virgin, Britney Spears. I can’t believe we’re discussing this. Now
all the paparazzi want to get a picture of this she is on a yacht topless.
They say, I don’t know why celebrities get upset when they are seen topless.
Wait a second. She is topless on a boat? Doesn’t plastic melt in the
You are so mean!
[Applause] she is a nice girl. You are so mean.
That’s not nice.
You know what — I’m sorry.
You feel that it’s unfair she was —
Absolutely is. She has a right to her privacy. She on a yacht. Not out
in the street like you, you hootch.
Telephoto lens is the key word.
On the other hand, when you are as famous as she is, or star —
And you are topless, you know there used to be pictures of Princess
Lisa: She is the biggest star in the world, she confesses her virginity.
I hate tan lines just like the next person, but you have to know people
will want those pictures.
If she is on a private boat somewhere, why should she feel somebody
will be on another boat —
Lisa: because you pay for that level of stardom.
I don’t think you should have to pay that price.
Barbara: Meredith, you shouldn’t have to, but the way things are now,
with people coming to star’s party, Princess Diana years ago, we saw pictures
of Fergie and Jackie Onassis. You know to be a little careful