Whoopi Goldberg Takes Offense After ‘The View’ Co-Host Shares She Was ‘Happy’ She Was Fired

by Xara Aziz
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In a recent episode of ABC’s hit daytime TV talk show The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg spoke up about issues she had when a former co-host said she was “happy” she was fired in 2013.

The ladies were discussing how the pandemic has made workers lonelier and less likely to have a work bestie when Goldberg chimed in stating she would be miserable if she didn’t have co-workers she could mingle with.

“I always have friends where I work, and if I don’t have friends at the job, I will not keep the job,” Behar said on the episode. “So, when I was fired last time from this show, people say to me, ‘Were you OK with that?’ And my answer is, I was happy because all my friends had left already. So, there was no reason to stay anymore. I mean it.”

Goldberg, who has since returned to the show after being suspended expressed discontent with Behar’s response by staring her down and faking a lip pout, illiciting laughter from the audience.

“Really? All your friends left? It’s OK. I’m cool,” Goldberg responded.

“You had just come on, and my backstage friends had left,” Behar retorted. “And I don’t like to work when I don’t have friends.”

Another co-host, Alyssa Farah Griffin, chimed in stating that the behind-the-scenes crew was the ones who really saw all of the action, to which Behar jokingly retorted that they “better keep their mouths shut.”

It was clear both Goldberg and Behar were just having fun during the exchange. At the end of their back-and-forth, Goldberg assured viewers that she and Behar have been very good friends for quite a while.

Goldberg joined The View in 2007, replacing talking head Rosie O’Donnell. She would soon become a fan favorite for her quick wit and spot-on camera presence. Behar, on the other hand, has been a co-host on the show since it first aired in 1997. Behar was let go in 2013 and returned in 2015.

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