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Riley Gaines called out the assertion made by Sunny Hostin on “The View” that Indiana Fever rookie Caitlin Clark’s popularity stems solely from her being white, straight, and attractive as BS.

In an appearance on “The Will Cain Show” Thursday, Gaines elaborated on why Hostin’s theory is absurd.

“I think it’s astounding that you have progressives and liberals who have said for so long, you know, ‘Why won’t anyone watch the WNBA?'” Gaines began.

“Okay, now Caitlin Clark emerges and people start watching the WNBA. And they say ‘Well, she’s just pretty, tall and white. That’s what this is.’ It’s astounding. 

“Caitlin Clark has not gotten the coverage and the attention that she has rightfully gotten because she is white, tall or pretty. It’s because she’s a phenom.”