Net execs warn VIEW combatants to cool it – OR ELSE!
Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg may both be headed for the unemployment line if “The View” combatants don’t cool it.
ABC’s top brass have had enough of the co-hosts feuding and have told the dyspeptic duo they’ll both be axed if they don’t fix their on-camera antics and backstage bickering.
A production insider told The National ENQUIRER: “The execs aren’t trying to figure it out anymore. They’re done with the egos and bulls—. They’ve told them, ‘This is your show, so figure it out!’
But peace talks obviously fell on deaf ears when the warring co-hosts got into yet another on-air shouting match Dec. 18in front of a live audience and millions of viewers – yet again.
Their bad blood boiled over during a discussion about racism in America.
“Listen, you are a white lady telling me what is racist to you, which is fine,” Whoopi told Rosie.
“I’m a gay American who has been called a d—! I know what hatred and homophobia looks like!” Rosie responded.
“It’s not the same!” yelled Whoopi.
Rosie continued: “I have a black kid I raise, Whoopi! I have a black kid in my house! “That is not the same!” yelled Whoopi. “You don’t have to be black to know what racism is!”
“Yes, you do!” Whoopi said.
“No, you don’t!” Rosie replied.
Now in its 18th season, the one-time morning leader is averaging viewing numbers that are 30 percent lower than five years ago. And Rosie’s controversial return hasn’t helped. Meanwhile, with plummeting ratings, producers are “experimenting with tone,” added the insider, with Whoopi taking more of a backseat. “They’re going to give Rosie O’Donnell more of a step up in terms of moderating. “Rosie is going to take on a teammate role with Whoopi. Execs have told Whoopi she has no choice and the ship is sinking.
“It’s not a battle anymore of who will last longer.
“ABC is ready to kill the panel if need be. If it continues the way it’s going, the next version of ‘The View’ will have four new cast members, and the producing team will be gone.”