'The View' Piles on Ellen DeGeneres for Katy Perry Big Breasts Joke: 'Bad Timing'
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"I just never think that sexualizing and objectifying a woman is ever funny," says Sunny Hostin.

The women of "The View" are calling out Ellen DeGeneres for some terribly "bad timing" over a recent Katy Perry tweet.

The talk show host is in the middle of an Twitter firestorm after posting a photo showing her ogling the singer's breasts at the 2013 Grammy Awards as part of a birthday message on Thursday. "It's time to bring out the big balloons," she captioned the photo, which has since been criticized by some -- including Piers Morgan and Michael Rapaport -- asking why it's OK for her to say something like that, while a man would be crucified for it.

It was the first topic of the day on "The View," where the reaction to the tweet was split.

Both Sara Haines and Paula Faris weren't offended by Ellen for the social media post. Haines pointed out DeGeneres' caption was a lyric from one of Katy's own songs and they all appeared to be in on the joke. Faris added that "all three of them are friends," but admitted she'd feel "intimidated" if a man did that to her.

"I think if a guy did this, I think we would all be up in arms given the current environment. I just never think that sexualizing and objectifying a woman is ever funny," Sunny Hostin added. When asked "You don't like this?" she confirmed, "I don't like this."

"I don't like it either, I've had this done to me," Meghan McCain chimed in. "I'm not a skinny girl and I've had really big boobs since I was 15 and I think sometimes people think it's like a party trick of some kind. I remember a really good friend took a picture like that on my birthday and I was like, can we not make a face when I'm holding a martini and wearing a low cut dress?"

"If you're OK with it, if Katy Perry's like whatever, I'm a pop star, I'm OK with this, fine whatever," she added. "Anytime when you're talking about women's bodies - it has nothing to do with if they're gay or not gay - there's such hypersensitivity right now and for me."

"It's bad timing. We know Ellen, we all know Ellen and she's ... what we're talking about and what she's doing are two separate things," Whoopi Goldberg added. "But what people are saying, if they knew the gentleman and it's a guy, would we have a different standard? I think we're split."

The women all agreed on one positive about the outrage: it proves more people are paying attention to harassment in general.

"I'm relieved that we're finally having these conversations," said McCain. "Men who behave a certain way should know we're at a tipping point right now."

"The most important thing here is women have now made it dangerous for men to behave that way," added Goldberg. "Women got together to say, you know what, we don't have to take this. What the hell!"

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