Jenny McCarthy Slams Whoopi Goldberg ‘She Had An Addiction To Controlling Everybody’
She made statements about Goldberg in Ramin Setoodeh’s book, Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View.’ McCarthy detailed her short time on the show, from 2013-2014. She said despite thinking they would get along, she didn’t have the best experience working with Goldberg.
“I loved her in Ghost. I’m a fan. I thought I was going to work with the Whoopi that people thought they might know — fun and funny.”
She said she was hit with what she believed was the reality of the situation when she actually met Goldberg. She first noticed that there was tension between Goldberg and Barbara Walters, who started The View back in 1997. Goldberg reportedly refused to let Walters do her job as the moderator.
“It broke my heart when Barbara would shuffle to Whoopi and say, ‘Can I moderate, please?’ And Whoopi would say no. People don’t understand, Whoopi can knock over anyone in a debate. Her voice is strong not only in meaning but also in sound. I was able to get a point out in three words — like ‘I don’t agree’ — and that’s all I would be able to say. I would be stepped on or interrupted.”
McCarthy continued and said she refused to “play kiss a**” with Goldberg.
“To me, Whoopi had an addiction to controlling people’s thoughts, their words, the room, the table, your feeling, your mood. She had an addiction to controlling all of it and everybody.”
In the end, McCarthy said she found a friend in Sherri Shepherd, who left at the same time she did.
Goldberg actually just made her return back to The View after an extended absence after suffering double pneumonia. Her current co-hosts, Joy Behar, Abby Huntsman, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain, seemed to be elated about her return.
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