Sara Haines accused Madonna of acting like a “diva” after the singer was sued by fans for starting her concert two hours late.
“It's disrespectful. You're literally pissing off your fans who paid to watch you. “You can be a diva, you shouldn't act like a diva,” Haines said on Friday's episode of “The View.”
Haines stressed that it's important to “respect someone's time the way you expect them to respect your own time,” especially when fans are “paying hundreds of dollars” to see them.
When co-host Joy Behar pondered why the Queen of Pop is late to her shows, Haines reiterated, “Because she acts like a diva!”
Behar agreed with Haines, joking, “I personally wouldn't wait two hours to get a hot oil massage from George Clooney, let alone a concert from anyone!”
Alyssa Farah Griffin chimed in, emphasizing that it was simply “disrespectful to an audience that loves you and spends a lot of money to be there.”
Sara Haines criticized Madonna as a “diva” for her two-hour concert delay. The View/ABC “You're literally screwing over your fans who paid to come see you,” Haines said on Friday's episode. View/ABC co-hosts Alyssa Farah Griffin and Joy Behar agreed with Haines. The View/ABC
However, co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro defended Madonna. The former said fans should “know” they would be “waiting for two hours listening to a DJ.”
“It doesn’t bother me and I don’t think she should be sued. That's ingrained in Madonna, she's an icon, she's always late,” Hostin explained. “It’s part of their appeal.”
As for Navarro, she mocked Haines for acting “like a concert virgin standing up for the first time.”
However, Sunny Hostin argued that the Queen of Pop is an “icon” and that being late is part of her “appeal.” The View/ABC
The talk show personalities' discussion came after it was revealed that two fans sued Madonna for “false advertising” after she showed up two hours late to her concert in Brooklyn, NY in December.
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The “Vogue” singer has not yet responded to the lawsuit, but a source told Page Six at the time that she was late at sound check due to technical issues.
Madonna, 65, is on her “Celebration” tour, which she kicked off in London in October 2023.
Two fans sued Madonna for “false advertising” after she arrived two hours late to her show in Brooklyn, NY last month. Matthew Rettenmund / SplashNews.com The “Vogue” singer has not yet responded to the lawsuit. WireImage for Live Nation
Madonna was originally scheduled to begin her tour in July 2023, but was forced to postpone it after she was hospitalized a month earlier due to a “severe bacterial infection.”
The “Material Girl” singer has since weighed in on the health crisis, gushing that it's “a fucking miracle that I'm here right now.”
A spokesperson for Madonna did not respond to Page Six's request for comment.