10:36 AM PST 1/31/2018 by Jeremy Barr
Stormy Daniels has canceled a planned Thursday morning appearance on ABC's The View following criticism of her by a guest panelist last week, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
A spokeswoman for the show confirmed to THR that Daniels won't appear as scheduled, but did not provide a reason for her decision to cancel.
The news comes after Jimmy Kimmel pressed the former adult film star about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night.
The cancellation is likely connected to comments made on The View last Friday by guest panelist S.E. Cupp, who discussed plans for the Kimmel interview.
Cupp, who has a show on HLN, questioned media interest in Daniels, and said that Bill Clinton accuser Monica Lewinsky should also be landing media interviews.
"Stormy Daniels, she's cleaning up," Cupp said. "She's making a ton of money. Her career is revived. She's just playing the hand she was dealt. No problem there. What bothers me, though, in giving her this platform — you know, Monica Lewinsky was also caught having an affair with the president. Who's going to interview her? I'd love to see someone interview her."
Kimmel, on his show on Tuesday night, pointed out that he's interviewed Lewinsky several times.
The Daniels cameo appeared in question on Wednesday morning, when The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg said it was up in the air. "Stormy Daniels was supposed to be coming on The View," she said. "We're not sure if that's happening anymore."
Goldberg pointed out that Cupp was merely a guest on the show, and defended her for giving her opinion. Goldberg added, "You can't really say you're not going to come on because of that." She also said she doesn't "personally care" if Daniels makes her scheduled appearance.