Information no one sought to know was provided on ABC’s “The View” Wednesday when the subject turned to underwear.
The topic was the focus of a travel column in The Washington Post on Tuesday that noted a social media frenzy was triggered by a woman who went online asking how much underwear to pack for a 14-day trip.
Which made it just right for “The View” to discuss.
“You know, we talk about really deep things here. And this is one of them, it’s so, just, it’s so hard to discuss, but I’m going to bring it up,” Whoopi Goldberg said.
“It’s the great underwear debate,” she said, referring to the Post article and noting there were strong opinions on the subject.
“I don’t wear underwear, so it’s not a question I have to think about,” Goldberg said.
Co-host Sunny Hostin then noted the discussion focused on a 14-day trip.
“I still don’t bring underwear!” Goldberg said.
Joy Behar confirmed this essential information: “She doesn’t wear underwear.”
The other co-hosts also shared their personal practices.
“I’m not kidding, I pack like I might pee my pants twice a day on a trip,” Alyssa Farah Griffin said.
“Yeah, you might pee your pants twice a day,” Sara Haines said.
Hostin chimed in to say she would bring 16 pairs on a 14-day trip.
Behar said she took a different approach to underwear while traveling: “I throw them away as I go along. I bring old underwear, and after I wear it, I throw it out.”
“Are they pretty underwear?” Hostin asked.
“No, they’re just, you know, high-waisted bloomers, OK?” Behar said.
Twitter was clear that all of this was too much information.
I’m uncomfortable 😂😂
— Nicole Silverio (@NicoleMSilverio) May 10, 2023
I could have gone an eternity w/o this gross tidbit of information…
— Milenka~ (@MilenaAmit) May 10, 2023
That’s more information than we need or want to know, Whoopi. Plus, the idea of you not wearing underwear is disgusting.
— Miriam Hoekstra (@hoekstra_miriam) May 10, 2023
Seth Miller, editor of airline-industry news site PaxEx.aero, told the Post the subject is intensely personal.
“The style, the color, the material, all those things people feel pretty strongly about for comfort,” Miller said, noting that buying replacement underwear on a trip is disorienting for some people.
When your tweet becomes the spark for an article. Also, I love how everyone was so passionate yet so civil in my original travel underwear tweet -> How much underwear should you pack for a trip? – The Washington Post https://t.co/eq0tjCf1DR
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) May 10, 2023
“We fall into three patterns, going by either highly specific math, blind fear or chaotic vibes,” the Post’s Natalie Compton wrote.
“I heard from those who decide by calculations like doubling underwear by the days of their trip or multiplying the number of days times 1.3; others who went with my loose handful approach; and panic packers who throw entire underwear drawers into their suitcases, fearing the worst,” she said.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.