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12 Days of ABC: Two Steaming Hot Topics from "The View"

By Marisa Dabney | Dec 14th, 2015

To celebrate the 12 Days of ABC, we're taking a look back at two steaming Hot Topics from "The View." Two of the most viewed Hot Topics from Season 19 include comedian Nicole Arbour defending her "Dear Fat People" YouTube video and Dr. Phil talking to the co-hosts about the Ashley Madison scandal which included Josh Duggar who was already embroiled in abuse allegations. Take a look back at these memorable Hot Topics from 2015.

#1 - 
Nicole Arbour Defends "Dear Fat People" Video
On the September 11th, 2015 episode of "The View" the co-hosts discussed Nicole Arbour's "Dear Fat People" Backlash. A few days later Nicole appeared on the show and explained that her "Dear Fat People" YouTube video was meant to offend as it was satire.

Nicole Arbour on 'The View': Defends 'Dear Fat People' Video|Nicole Arbour talks about her 'Dear Fat People' YouTube video.|Nicole Arbour explains that her 'Dear Fat People' YouTube video was meant to offend people as it was satire. The video was just meant to be a joke and she feels making fun of others is not off limits as she also makes fun of herself all the time. Nicole feels if she were a male comedian the response would have been different.

#2 - Dr. Phil Joins Hot Topics: Explains Why Ashley Madison Cheaters Were Cheated
Dr. Phil appeared on the September 14th, 2015 episode and spoke about how the Ashley Madison leak exposed thousands of people and possibly resulted in one suicide.  He also feels there is more behind the story of one of the exposed cheaters, "19 Kids and Counting" reality star Josh Duggar, who is already facing allegations he abused his sisters.

There were plenty more steamy Hot Topics as the 2016 Presidential elections brought candidates and political commentators to the table. Check out some of the most memorable Political Hot Topics from 2015:

Ben Carson Discusses the War on Women and Birth Control
Ben Carson talks about women's rights and what he is tired of hearing from progressives. 

Dr. Ben Carson Discusses War on Women and Birth Control on 'The View'|Dr. Ben Carson explains his take on the war on women and birth control.|Dr. Ben Carson explains his take on the war on women and birth control. He also states that he is tired of hearing from progressives, in particular, that he grew up poor and must have benefitted from government programs and now he wants to withdrawal them. Ben says that statement is "a bunch of crap." He wants to help people out of a "state of dependency" and "become a part of the fabric of America." Watch "The View" WEEKDAYS at 11e|10c|p.

Ann Coulter on Donald Trump and Immigration
Ann Coulter explains whyTrump is resonating with Republican voters, including herself. She also gets into a heated discussion about immigration with the co-hosts.

Ann Coulter on 'The View': Explains Why Trump Resonates with People|Ann Coulter talks about Trump and her new book.|Ann Coulter joins Hot Topics on "The View." She explains why Trump is resonating with Republican voters, including herself. Trump is an exception to her rule that businessmen should not be President. Ann also explains the title of her new book, "Adios, America!: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole." Watch "The View" WEEKDAYS at 11e|10c|p.

Co-host Joy Behar Aroused by Bernie Sanders 
During a discussion about one of the Fall 2015 Democratic debates, Joy admits she was aroused by Bernie Sanders, not Martin O'Malley.

'The View' Co-host Joy Behar on Bernie Sanders: 'I Actually Am Aroused by Him'|Joy Behar was aroused by Bernie Sanders during Democratic debate.|"The View" co-hosts discuss last night's democratic debate, including who was the most attractive candidate. Many women have been responding positively to Martin O'Malley's good looks. However, it was Bernie Sanders that aroused Joy. She says "I actually am aroused by him " and "I find him to be eye candy." Most importantly Joy feels he is the "most authentic" candidate. Watch "The View" WEEKDAYS at 11e|10c|p.

Politcs were not the only subject up for debate at the Hot Topics table as actress Leah Remini used the platform to break her silence about her split from the Church of Scientology.  Watch the interview below:

Leah Remini Tells 'The View' Co-hosts Why She Left the Church of Scientology
Leah Remini explained to the co-hosts that she wrote her new book "Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology" as it was too hard to put into one sentence why she left the church of Scientology.

Leah Remini Tells 'The View' Co-hosts Why She Left the Church of Scientology|Leah Remini details why she left the Church of Scientology.|Leah Remini explains to "The View" co-hosts that she wrote her new book "Troublemaker" as it is too hard to put into one sentence why she left the Church of Scientology.  She admits it was a separation that was a long time in the making. Her issues with Scientology include people, like Tom Cruise, not being held to the same ethics rules. Leah does not dismiss her positive experiences with the church because they made her the person she is today. "The View" WEEKDAYS at 11e|10c|p.

For more Hot Topics watch "The View" WEEKDAYS at 11e|10c|p on ABC.

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