Cristela Alonzo Squashes ‘The View’ Rumors, Slams Critics

Actress Cristela Alonzo squashed the rumors about her status with The View on Wednesday.

Contrary to multiple reports, the 36-year-old Cristela actress apparently was never supposed to join the popular ABC daytime talk show as a full-time co-host according to her tweets.

NOT TRUE. My show was canceled and I didn’t want to do The View anymore. I was never “SUPPOSE” to join it.

— Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) May 27, 2015

Daily Mail reported on Wednesday that the actress was “outraged” with the network for cancelling her sitcom, Cristela — implying that the actress decided to quit The View because of it.

“ABC had finally zeroed in on two new co-hosts for next season, pursuing former child star Raven Symone and comedienne Cristela Alonzo to join the show starting next September 2015. While negotiations with Symone have already been made public, things came to an abrupt halt with Alonzo when the network’s prime time division canceled her self-titled sitcom, Cristela.”

According to Cristela’s tweets, though, she believes that Daily Mail did not get the story right at all, blaming their article for the numerous nasty comments that she has received (and even re-tweeted) because of it.

This is the kind of comment I get from an ‘article’ making up things so it sounds terrible. Congrats Daily Mail! — Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) May 27, 2015

First time I was in a tabloid, I was taking over Ellen’s show. 2nd time, I was suppose to be on The View. What’s up with w/me + talk shows?

— Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) May 27, 2015

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Cristela Alonzo’s sitcom was one of the relatively few shows that ABC decided not to renew for another season.

Forever and Cristela were both at the end of their rookie years on ABC when they ended up on the chopping block. Earlier in their respective seasons, things were looking up — especially since they both received nine-episode back orders allowing them to have 22-episode first seasons.

The multi-camera comedy Cristela reportedly allowed Cristela Alonzo to make history — becoming the first Latina to write and star in a primetime comedy that she also produced and created.

Deadline reports that the producers were able to secure funds for the sitcom from a penalty that was paid by ABC to create a low-budget pilot, which led to the development of Cristela.

The sitcom’s cancellation was definitely not taken very well by fans of the show — especially the ones that did not hesitate to ventilate their frustration on Twitter.

Screw you @ABCNetwork for cancelling @CristelaABC, and that’s me putting it nicely. Love you @cristela9! — Areli Hernandez (@areliyesenia_) May 16, 2015

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Cristela Alonzo responded to the news of the cancellation by thanking her fans, writing a blog, and mentioning that she would be taking a hiatus from the network.

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