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Sunny Hostin claimed on “The View” that Caitlin Clark’s popularity is primarily because of her race and appearance.

Clark, who had a stellar NCAA career at Iowa, became even more prominent this year after another successful season and being the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA Draft.

On Wednesday’s ABC talk show, Hostin discussed the privileges that have contributed to Clark’s rising fame.

“I do think that there is a thing called pretty privilege,” Hostin said. “There is a thing called White privilege. There is a thing called tall privilege, and we have to acknowledge that.

“And so part of it is about race because if you think about the Brittney Griners of the world, why did she have to go to play in Russia? Because they wouldn’t pay her,” she said of the WNBA.