The former host of the talk show The View, Rosie O’Donnell recently appeared on the latest episode of The Brooke Shields Podcast. The comedian shared many undisclosed facts about the talk show. One thing is for sure, she did not hold back on her thoughts. O’Donnell joined the show in 2006 and hosted it for a short time. However, she had her reasons to leave the show. She did return to the show in 2014 but still had clashes with the producer Whoopi Goldberg on not wanting to cover certain allegations.

Rosie O'Donnell
Comedian, Rosie O’Donnell

According to O’Donnell, she went to the show with a “teamwork attitude,” but it didn’t work out as expected.

Why Did Rosie O’Donnell Exit The View?

O’Donnell claimed that it was difficult to maintain when she learned about Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s collaboration with the show’s former executive producer Bill Geddie. She said, “Elisabeth Hasselbeck was on there, and Bill Geddie was the producer of an all-woman talk show, and supposedly a woman’s voice was a man, an old, cis, white man Republican who was against everything that I believed in and stood for.”

The Comedian went on to add, “And he loved Elisabeth Hasselbeck and would go into her little dressing room and give her notes and talking points of the Republican press that they’d release daily. She had the talking points.”

Rosie O'Donnell with Whoopi Goldberg
O’Donnell with Whoopi Goldberg

Actually, O’Donnell and Hasselbeck were once friends “in a civil kind of way.” However, The Comedian said that all changed when her co-host “kind of threw me under the bus, and I was like, ‘Are you f***ing kidding me?’ I finished the show, got my coat, walked out and said, ‘I am not going back.’”

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Rosie O’Donnell After Leaving The Show

O’Donnell says that she doesn’t regret being on The View but she realized that the show was “not the best use of my talent to get in a show where I have to argue and defend basic principles of humanity and kindness. It was not something I would ever do again,” she added. The comedian also mentioned that she remained friends with Barbara Walters until the time of her death. She forgave her “because she was older and she did the best that she could with what she had to work with.”

The View
The View

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Even after O’Donnell returned to the show in 2014, she faced similar problems. She had clashes with Goldberg over not wanting to cover the Bill Cosby s*xual assault allegations. The Comedian has made it clear that she would never return to the show.

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Source: The Sun

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