Whoopi Goldberg is one of the most controversial reality TV personalities out there and there are no two ways about it. The 67-year-old often finds a way to say something that draws the public ire and almost always makes her the topic of a raging headline now and then. Her public feuds with a number of people, especially several of her The View co-hosts are also infamous. One of those co-hosts, Rosie O’Donnell shared the ordeal of working with the Sister Act actor in her book and it just adds to the general view of Goldberg.

Rosie O’Donnell hated working with Whoopi Goldberg

Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O’Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell published her book Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View back in 2019. As the title suggests, it was a bombshell revelation of all that went down on the chat show after the camera called cut, or even while it rolled.

The 61-year-old shared her experience of working on the show and it seems that starring alongside Whoopi Goldberg was her least favorite thing about the gig and even her career. She revealed in her book:

“Whoopi Goldberg was as mean as anyone has ever been on television to me, personally — while I was sitting there. Worse than Fox News. The worst experience I’ve ever had on live television was interacting with her.”

The comedian did mention that she had no initial ill will for the Till actor, and in fact, she admired her and was excited about the idea of working with her. She said,

“She’s a minority, feminist, smart, funny, groundbreaking legend who is black in America. I’m never going to not have respect for Whoopi Goldberg. But that was a painful experience, personally and professionally.”

There really is a reason that they tell you to never meet your idols.

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Whoopi Goldberg said what Roman Polanski did “wasn’t r*pe r*pe”

Rosie O'Donnell on 'The View
Rosie O’Donnell on The View

The Rosie O’Donnell Show host also shared that she and Goldberg had their differences for the first time back in 2009 when she expressed her disagreement with what Goldberg said about Roman Polanski’s r*pe case.

Back in 1977, Polanski was arrested in Los Angeles under the charge of r*pe by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, furnishing a controlled substance to a minor, and lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14. The Pianist director plead guilty to the least offensive charge of statutory r*pe, but before he could be sentenced in 1978, he fled the country and had practically been living in exile until he was arrested 31 years later in Switzerland. The matter became a raging topic in Hollywood again and people started taking sides with several defending the child r*pist.

Even Goldberg had infamously said that what Polanski did with the 13-year-old Samantha Geimer “wasn’t r*pe-r*pe.”

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Working with Whoopi Goldberg gave Rosie O’Donnell heart issues

Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg
Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg

O’Donnell further claimed in her book that The Color Purple star used to constantly shut down her ideas. It was so stressful for her to work alongside Goldberg that even her health took a hit. She revealed,

“I thought my head was going to explode. My doctor called me and said, ‘Come in right now. Your heart rate during that is dangerous for you. I don’t want you doing that show anymore.'”

Her last stint on The View was for 6 months in 2015 when she finally quit. She added that several people saw through the tension between her and the Ghost actor.

“Some people would say, ‘What’s going on with you and Whoopi?’ I was like, ‘Are you watching the show? It’s pretty much right there.’ I have no desire for a public feud.”

O’Donnell is not the first or last co-host that Goldberg has had issues with, clearly hinting the fact that who the problem might be.

Also Read: “That Was Gas”: The View’s Nightmare Continues As Whoopi Goldberg Embarrasses Emmy-Winning Show By Farting On Live TV

Source: Fox News

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