Just last week, the heartbreaking news of Betty White’s death made headlines across the world.
Millions paid their respects to White in many different ways, however The Talk have now been slammed for their ‘tribute’.
Keep scrolling to check it out.
As we know, the nation’s sweetheart was ninety-nine-years-old when she passed away.
Millions of people have been paying their respects to Betty White following the heartbreaking news of her death.But one tribute is receiving its fair share of criticism.
The star was born on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois, before moving to LA aged 2.
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It was here where she would eventually work as an assistant at a local TV station.
But it wasn’t until the early 1950s that she’d have her first taste of television…
#WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInComedy Betty White, best known as Sue on Mary Tyler Moore and Rose on The Golden Girls.… https://t.co/RumBgnObAQ
— Queen Bs (@ImprovsQueenBs)
Here, she developed the show, titled Life with Elizabeth with George Tibbles.
The show made White one of the first female producers in Hollywood…
Betty White in the 1950s for The Betty White Show and Life with Elizabeth. https://t.co/DgJd4mcOik
— James Paul (@curiousjamesp)
“He wrote and I produced,” White explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “I was one of the first women producers in Hollywood.”
Life with Elizabeth – 1953 -1955. Betty White won her 1st Emmy for starring in this series. BTW She was also the 1s… https://t.co/7XACKG7bGO
The show’s entire premise came from a sketch White had done previously on local television.
But it wasn’t until The Mary Tyler Moore Show when White’s TV career got the huge boost it needed.
@cattbutt Sue Ann Nivens, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. No argument. https://t.co/Jx3OszC7Le
— J. L. J. Kennedy (@daphneheard)
The actress starred as Sue Ann Nivens, the co-worker to the show’s star, Mary Tyler Moore, in a Minneapolis television newsroom. Sue Ann was known for cracking funny, yet poignant quips at Moore’s expense.
And it seemed her hard work paid off…
Because she won 2 Emmys for her work on the hit series!
And, as the ’80s rolled around, White took on a role that was a sharp contrast from Sue Ann…
The role of sweet Rose Nylund on the popular sitcom The Golden Girls, along with co-stars Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur, and Estelle Getty.
The show chronicled the lives of 4, elderly, female friends…
And to say it was a smash hit is an understatement. The series landed among the top-ranked shows during its 7 seasons on air and bagged several coveted awards.
But sadly, in 1992, we waved a reluctant goodbye to the Golden Girls.
White enjoyed a steady television career, until 2010 that is, where, once again her wit saw her launch back into the spotlight.
We all remember that candy bar ad during the 2010 Super Bowl, right?
Well, it quickly became a fan favorite and spurred White on to become the oldest person to ever host Saturday Night Live.
She was reluctant to do the show at first…
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“It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done. It was really funny stuff, but it was a challenge,” she recently revealed to Newsweek.
2010 also saw White return to the series television…
She landed a role on the sitcom Hot in Cleveland, alongside stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick. At first, she only signed on for the pilot, but she later joined the cast permanently. “It’s just a terrific show. The chemistry between the girls is so great,” she told Newsweek at the time.
In 2021, she discussed her secret to a long life…
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“A sense of humor,” she said. “Don’t take yourself too seriously. You can lie to others – not that I would – but you cannot lie to yourself.”
She also swore by hot dogs.
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Which she enjoyed while celebrating the big nine-nine with a side of french fries.
She also joked: “I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission!”
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As if we needed another reason to adore her!
But on December 31, heartbreaking news emerged…
Betty White passing away hurts. May our Golden Girl rest in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/wkSJZcZMWA
— THEE Stephanie. (@qsteph) December 31, 2021
Betty White has tragically passed away.
Tributes have been pouring in for Betty since the news of her death first emerged.
Betty White was in her early 90’s when Trump got elected against fuqing Hillary Clinton, the Biden administration, COVID, Bill Diblasio being mayor of NYC, Gov Newsom in Cali and Marjorie Taylor Greene and AOC having Twitter accounts and STILL had the will to live to 99, WHY?!
— yannispappas (@yannispappas) January 1, 2022
With many legends from the entertainment industry paying tribute to Betty.
Many are talking about Ryan Reynolds beautiful tribute.
The world looks different now. She was great at defying expectation. She managed to grow very old and somehow, not old enough. We’ll miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret. pic.twitter.com/uevwerjobS
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 31, 2021
Taking to Twitter, Reynolds wrote: “The world looks different now. She was great at defying expectation. She managed to grow very old and somehow, not old enough. We’ll miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret.”
Many were also replying to White’s heartbreaking final tweet.
— Betty White (@BettyMWhite) December 28, 2021
The post was made just before she tragically passed away and referenced her upcoming 100th birthday.
In the tweet she wrote:
I can’t stop crying. Godspeed, Betty White, you will be remembered and treasured forever.
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) December 31, 2021
“My 100th birthday… I cannot believe it is coming up, and People Magazine is celebrating with me!”
White’s cause of death has since been confirmed.
A statement shared by the LAPD revealed that the cause of death was natural.
In a post on Twitter, they wrote:
On 12/31/21 at around 9:30 a.m., LAPD West LA Division responded to a death investigation call of a female adult at the 500 block of North Carmelina Avenue in Brentwood. Preliminary investigation reveals, natural cause of death, and there is no evidence of foul play.
— LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) December 31, 2021
“On 12/31/21 at around 9:30 a.m., LAPD West LA Division responded to a death investigation call of a female adult at the 500 block of North Carmelina Avenue in Brentwood. Preliminary investigation reveals, natural cause of death, and there is no evidence of foul play.”
Now, many incredible stories of her life have been shared to social media in remembrance of the iconic actress…
But one well-kept secret on Betty’s behalf has to be our favorite story.
After New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, Betty paid to relocate otters and penguins from the Audubon Aquarium…
After it was reported that the aquarium’s generators were damaged and filters in the tanks where the animals were situated stopped working, which could have been deadly.
The Audubon Nature Institute tweeted on Friday after the news of her death came out: “We lost a conservationist, animal advocate, and friend…
“When the penguins & sea otters were evacuated to [Monterey Bay Aquarium] for Hurricane Katrina, Betty White paid for the plane to relocate them. She did not ask for fanfare; she just wanted to help.”
Countless tributes have been pouring in for Betty.
We lost a conservationist, animal advocate, and friend. When the penguins & sea otters were evacuated to @MontereyAq for Hurricane Katrina, Betty White paid for the plane to relocate them. She did not ask for fanfare; she just wanted to help. ❤️ #ThankYouForBeingAFriend pic.twitter.com/NLneNetezz
— Audubon Nature Institute (@AudubonNature) January 1, 2022
However one tribute has received its fair share of criticism.
The tribute in question is from The Talk – with many fans believing that the tribute was rushed.
All of us at #TheTalk are saddened by the passing of the iconic #BettyWhite. She was a once in a lifetime talent and an absolute joy to be around. We send love and prayers to her family and friends. May she rest in peace. ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/heUoIdMR14
— The Talk (@TheTalkCBS) December 31, 2021
Many believe the tribute was ‘rushed’ to avoid playing old clips of her on the show with expelled Sharon Osbourne, who found herself engulfed in controversy last year after an on-air fight with Sheryl Underwood.
Leading the tribute, The Talk host Natalie Morales said:
“We want to take a moment to celebrate the life of the incomparable Betty White. She passed away on Friday, just three weeks shy of her 100th birthday. The comedy legend had been on The Talk seven times and each appearance was just as memorable and special as she was. She truly was a national treasure who will be deeply, deeply missed. We all love you Betty White. Heaven is laughing. And we’ll be right back.”
They didn’t, however, include any footage of her on The Talk.
And many took to social media to voice their anger at the tribute.One wrote: “So sad you all had to talk about yourselves so much and rush through the segment on Betty White. I’d much rather hear about her than anything Man Hungry or Silly One had to say. Rest In Peace Betty White.”Another commented:“It took them a half hour to even mention Betty White for only like a minute. She should’ve been mentioned at the beginning, but we all know how they have to talk about themselves for the first half hour!”
What do you make of the tribute?
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A third post wrote:“It was the worst tribute, especially for someone that had been a guest on the show so many times…”
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