It's been an intense week of feuds between the cohosts on The View — and now the president of ABC is apparently demanding that the TV personalities relax with the toxic personal attacks before someone has to get the boot.
After Meghan McCain and Joy Behar got into a heated debate on the Monday, May 24, episode over antisemitism, ABC News president Kim Godwin called an immediate meeting with the hosts and producers, an insider dished. The goal of the meeting was apparently to improve the culture behind the scenes of the show.
The View meeting was allegedly prompted by a number of complaints against McCain. According to a source, ABC has been getting an overwhelming amount of pleas to fire the 36-year-old after her vicious attack against Behar and latest rant.
Godwin, who became the president earlier this month, allegedly told the ladies that the attacks against one another are getting too personal, which is coming off as toxic to viewers.
McCain — the only conservative cohost — often gets into it with Behar. The episode in question, which brought on the last-minute meeting, began with the cohosts discussing Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (she previously compared the mask mandate to the mandate for Jews to wear stars during the Holocaust).
During the episode, McCain shared her blatant distaste for Greene before noting that the Republicans have done more to strip Greene of her power than Democrats did after Ilhan Omar criticized Israel (she said the country has "hypnotized" the world). McCain also questioned why this matter was being discussed on this week's Hot Topics segment when multiple antisemitic attacks took place one week prior.
While the daughter of the late Senator John McCain continued her rant, Whoopi Goldberg tried cutting to break, which was met by an infuriated McCain. "Why are you cutting me off?" McCain screamed at Goldberg, who snapped back: "I’m cutting you off cause we have to go, Meghan! Why do you think I’m cutting you off?"
After the commercial break, McCain wrapped up her sentiment, concluding that the Democrats have done little to strip Omar of her power. Behar, who previously praised Democrats for their stance against antisemitism, then pushed back on McCain's statement and said she resented her comments.
"Well, I resent a lot of things, so we’re even," the blonde sniped.
"I've been talking about antisemitism on this show for 25 frikkin’ years," the 78-year-old fired back. "Don’t tell me what I’m supposed to be saying, Meghan, OK? You do your thing, we do ours."
Their heated exchange continued, as McCain angrily responded: "I’m not telling you what you’re supposed to say." She added: "I’m well aware we do separate things on this show, Joy, OK? And I know you’ve been here 25 years. I’ve been here four."
Behar snarked: "That’s right. That’s right. You should have some respect for that, once in a blue moon."