Rosie O’Donnell Blasts Whoopi Goldberg as Bitter Feud Escalates
"The View" ended it all!
The feud between Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg just escalated after O’Donnell addressed it during an interview with Andy Cohen.
Fox News reported that when Cohen asked O’Donnell if she and Goldberg butted heads over moderator duties while hosting “The View” back in 2015, she held nothing back with her response.
“There’s a fair characterization to say that before I went on the show, she was not that interested in ‘The View,’” O’Donnell said of Goldberg. “She wouldn’t talk when there were other guests, she would just sit there.”
O’Donnell went on to describe Goldberg as “disengaged,” adding that she tried to reach out to her before rejoining the cast in 2015.
“So, when they asked me to do it, I went and talked to her and said, ‘Are you sure you wanna do it? I only wanna do it with you. It’s an election year. This would be great,'” O’Donnell said. “Now, I have known her for many, many years and always looked up to her. So, I was very surprised at what went down.”
O’Donnell Blindsided By Goldberg’s Attitude
“I thought we were going to be like, you know, Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan, passing the ball back. Throwing the layups up. I don’t have a real competitive side with other women,” she continued. “I wanna support other women. I wanna try to help other women. So, it got off to the wrong foot. Like, one of the first days, the camera guys were going, ‘Cut, cut, go to commercial’ and she was still talking. And then there was, like, a little brief period where she took a breath or something and I said, ‘Listen, we’ll get to that right after this Whoop, we’ll be right back’ and she was not having it.”
O’Donnell claimed that she was not trying to steal the spotlight and just wanted the panel to be like a team.
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“And who cares who gets to say ‘we’re going to break,’ right?” she said. “It was really painful to me to feel how much she didn’t like me.”
O’Donnell left “The View” after that season, while Goldberg remains on it to this day.
You can feel the tension in the clip from this interview. They certainly won’t be friends any time soon!