*Here we go again with host drama at “The View.”
Just when things have appeared to calm down with the new host lineup, the Daily Mail reports that Whoopi Goldberg is upset with ABC execs and comparing her treatment to that of a slave.
What supposedly set her off was being cut out of the decision-making for Hot Topics.
“She was out of control,” one source told the Daily Mail. “She paraded up and down the halls saying, ‘I’s a work for ABC who is my master. I’s a slave to ABC. It’s 12 Years a Whoopi at ABC.’”
According to the Mail, after comparing herself to the Oscar-winning film, “12 Years A Slave,” Whoopi reportedly shouted, “I’s just a n****r following orders around here, master!”
Per Daily Mail :
Whoopi’s frustrations stem from a recent blow-up with The View’s new consulting producer, Candi Carter.
Ms Carter, who was at the helm of this summer’s pilot talk-show ‘Ice-T & Coco,’ was brought in to help steer ‘The View’ following the departure of executive producer Bill Wolff.
Whoopi and The View’s other co-hosts – Joy Behar, Raven-Symone, Michelle Collins and Paula Farris – reportedly all found Candi controlling, but Whoopi was the only one with the nerve to speak up.
The source told Daily Mail Online: ‘Upset at the changes that Candi has implemented in the show, and not liking the way Candi speaks to the talent, Whoopi blew up a few days ago.
“She told Candi: “I don’t take orders from your a**. Stay in your lane like you did when you worked on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show.'”
Among the changes that upset Whoopi was the producers moving the Hot Topics segment briefing meeting from 9 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.
Whoopi was reportedly infuriated by the expectation that she would arrive 30 minutes earlier for work. She reminded them: “I’m contractually obligated to be here at 9 a.m. and you won’t see me a minute earlier.”
Producers now have the Hot Topics meeting with the four other co-hosts at 8.30am – and a segment producer preps Whoopi when she arrives at the studio.
‘Whoopi is at the point where she couldn’t care less and keeps reminding everyone that if they don’t like her style, then pay her the rest of her money and send her home,’ the source said.
Continue reading here at Daily Mail.
Below, Whoopi sounds off on some recent Matt Damon comments on Tuesday’s (Sept. 29) show: