Rosie O’Donnell Doesn’t Watch ‘The View:’ It’s Been Dumbed Down A Lot
Comedian Rosie O’Donnell has left her former workplace in the dust. In a recent interview, Rosie O’Donnell alluded that the daytime staple, “The View”, isn’t what it once was. The former panelist says their political stances are too PC for her liking. Rosie said:
“I don’t watch it anymore because it upsets me, and because I think it’s been dumbed-down a lot.”
“Everyone seems to think they have their two-minute sound bite and they want to get everything in but in the old days, ‘The View’ had much more of a real conversation happening live, and it doesn’t feel like that’s happening anymore.”
In fact, Rosie O’Donnell says that when she briefly returned to the show in 2014 after she left in 2007 – she and the other hosts were explicitly told the Bill Cosby sexual assault accusations were off limits. She later accused Bill of attacking one of her producers. She added:
“They didn’t let us talk about [it]…I was overtly told, ‘We are not discussing it, Rosie.’…one of the hosts told me that.”
The 58-year-old joined “The View” in 2006, but she abruptly left before her contract expired after an explosive spat with co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck about the Iraq War.
Reps from The View have not responded to the claims.
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