Sunny Hostin Backs Bebe Rexha’s Boyfriend After He’s Accused of Criticizing Her Weight: “It Was a Very Respectful, Lovely Message”

Sunny Hostin Backs Bebe Rexha’s Boyfriend After He’s Accused of Criticizing Her Weight: “It Was a Very Respectful, Lovely Message”
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The View had some heated takes about pop star Bebe Rexha’s juicy Instagram drama. After the singer posted a screenshot of a text allegedly sent by her boyfriend in which he defended pointing out her recent weight gain, the Hot Topics panel got into it with a lively debate on today’s show.

Rexha shared the image to her Instagram Story last weekend, revealing a message seemingly sent by  Keyan Sefyari in which he wrote, in part, “I always said I would be honest with you and your face was changing so I told you it was … You gained 35 pounds obviously you gained weight and your face changes?” per People.

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While Sefyari has come under fire from some of Rexha’s fans after she shared the text, Sunny Hostin was on his side.

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“It was a very respectful, lovely message, in my opinion,” she said, adding, “It was worded very nicely … ‘I love you, I think you’re beautiful, but you asked. And 35-pound weight gain, I notice it in your face.’ And then she posts it and makes him out to be a jerk.”

Sara Haines agreed, accusing Rexha of “putting a target” on her boyfriend. “What he was saying was really was, one, a text message meant to be intimate and private, and two, really not worthy of a mob.”

But Joy Behar was less forgiving, and offered her own advice to any male viewers, urging them to think twice before criticizing a woman.

Bebe Rexha Keyan Safyari
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“It’s one thing to call out a guy on his looks, but don’t do it to women. I’m warning all of you,” she said. “It’s a big mistake to say, you look fat, I don’t like the dress…whatever you’re commenting about women, keep quiet.”

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Haines tried to interject, adding, “But when they ask…” but Behar was on a roll.

“If you want to have sex again, zip it!” she declared, continuing, “When I gain 35 pounds, I know it. I don’t need him to tell me that.”

Haines replied, “But she asked!” later clarifying, “There’s a difference between someone commenting on your body … and ‘Can you just be honest with me,’ from a partner … I want my partner to tell me the truth.”

The View airs weekdays at 11/10c on ABC.

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