Who is Sunny Hostin's mom? 'The View' host uses biracial excuse to defend calling white women ‘roaches'

Sunny Hostin set tougues wagging after she compared White women who vote Republican to cockroaches

Who is Sunny Hostin's mom? 'The View' host uses biracial excuse to defend calling white women ‘roaches'
Sunny Hostin defended her comparison of White women who vote Republican to roaches by claiming her mother Rosa Beza (R) is white (Jamie McCarthy, @sunnyhostin/ Instagram)
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MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY: Sunny Hostin has refuted dubbing white women who support Republicans "roaches" and insists that the remark that made the analogy was "twisted." When she commented that white women voting Republican were like "roaches voting for Raid," the View host claimed she was using a "metaphor, really more in a simile." Five days after making the contentious remark on 'The View' last Thursday, she made an attempt to clarify it on Tuesday, November 8. 

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Hostin also attempted to silence blame by claiming that "my mother is a white woman" during a contentious debate with co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, a former member of Trump's team. During the argument, co-host Whoopi Goldberg was slashed to a commercial break because Hostin and Griffin kept talking over one another. Hostin infuriated viewers on the show last Thursday when she said, "The abortion issue. I read a poll just yesterday that white, Republican, suburban women are now going to vote Republican. It's almost like roaches voting for Raid. They are voting against their own self-interest. Do they want to live in Gilead? Do they want to live in The Handmaid's Tale?"

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Griffin started the conversation by criticizing Hostin, saying, "Last week, you called white Republican women cockroaches... you said they were acting like cockroaches." The two women briefly shouted over each other with high voices before Goldberg intervened and instructed them to "tone it down." Hostin retaliated right away saying, "She just said I called white women roaches, which my mother is a white woman, so I would say that. Second of all, what I used was a metaphor. Really more a simile." She continued, "And I said white women, Republicans, I just read a poll that the Suburbans are now voting Republican. That is like roaches voting for Raid. Now by the way, that wasn't my joke...That was John Leguizamo's joke. It's a joke that I've used on this show a few weeks ago... referring to Latinos and no one had anything to say about it. Hostin concluded by saying, "The last thing I'll say is, I continued by saying, 'do they want to be in Gilead, do they want to lose their rights." Saying, "Don't say that I called white women roaches," she charged Griffin with "twisting what I said." 

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Who is Sunny Hostin's mother?

Rosa Beza, a Puerto Rican woman, and William Cummings, an African American man, are Sunny Hostin's parents. Her parents' names are well known, but she hasn't revealed anything further about them to the public. But it is well known that her parents helped her along the way with her studies and profession. In an interview with AARP, Hostin opens up about her heritage. She told, "My grandmother, my mother's mother, was born in Puerto Rico. She is what we in Puerto Rico call a Taíno, she was a native there, indigenous to Puerto Rico, so sort of an Indian Puerto Rican. My mother's father is a Sephardic Jew, so Jewish but from Spain. And then my father is African American. So I am definitely multiracial."

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