Barbara Walters And Whoopi Goldberg Feuding?

By: Amanda Crum - August 13, 2014

Barbara Walters is the subject of a nasty rumor this week after it was reported that she and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg are involved in a feud.

The news comes after a test taping which included CNN’s S.E. Cupp, when Whoopie and Rosie O’Donnell exchanged words with Cupp over the issue of abortion. Goldberg allegedly walked off the set, saying she had been “working with a cranky 85-year-old woman who’s mad about everything for 2 years, and I need a break.”

ABC execs say that the rumor is just that and are doing damage control to keep the show from getting negative press.

“Someone has tried to stir this pot before. This is absolutely absurd. Whoopi is a consummate professional and has an enormous amount of respect for Barbara with whom she has a professional and personal relationship. Unless you were there and heard it first hand, this is nothing more than mean and hurtful rumor,” a rep said in a statement.

The show has not been without controversy in recent months. With Sherri Shepherd leaving and Elisabeth Hasselbeck rival Rosie O’Donnell making a return, former co-host Jenny McCarthy has spoken out about her time at the table, saying she didn’t feel like she could be herself there.

“It’s like halfway into it, it was probably around February, I went, ‘God I’m not allowed to be the best of me here.’ I feel like to have a voice, to be able to speak without having to interrupt people … It’s very difficult, and I don’t like doing it, it’s very uncomfortable, so I felt like, ‘You know what? Maybe this is just a stepping stone for me to go somewhere where I can actually be my full self,” she said.

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  • Penny’sarcade

    OMG, I so believe Whoopi said this because she rolled her eyes way too many times during Barbara’s last year on the show. You could feel the tension between them so yes, I believe this to be true.

  • Jim Cooper

    Sure wish Miss Walters would give me some money for stealing my idea for The View & her so called Edward R. Morrow interviews. That was presented to ABC in NYC and ripped off from me. Even the opening statements of the show “I had an idea for a show” that was spoken from my lips. this is a Fact so I doubt I’ll ever see a dime. You’ll probably never see this like so many times I’ve published it before.
    sincerely
    James Cooper
    Palm Springs, Ca. 92262

  • Lance Edwards

    I’m glad Barbara Walters finally left the show, because for years I could tell she was rubbing all of the other co-hosts the wrong way. She should have left ten years earlier before she became so cranky.

    • emmysmom

      It’s her show.

  • 2012Beliver

    Why do women waste time watching this show? It is degrading to women just to listen to opinions from uh, er, you know, certain people that have a specific challenge.

  • emmysmom

    A “consummate professional” wouldn’t walk off a show.

  • Rosemary B

    I hope they get rid of Whoopi next sick of her.

  • ROBERT

    Who watches the view now? Goldberg does not even know that Walters is 84 @ the present time & Goldberg can leave my country any time she likes. She is a big mouth nothing that is a never has been. Barbara Walters is a very professional woman who paved the way for so many more women to follow her!!!

  • delorest

    I don’t believe that Whoopi said this and I am looking forward to the new “The View”.