The past couple of weeks have not been great for The View cohost Whoopi Goldberg. Back in February, while on live TV, Goldberg made the shocking comments that the Holocaust was not about race, but was instead about “man’s inhumanity to man.” The comments immediately resulted in swift backlash, and ABC Executives suspended Goldberg from the show. Not long after her suspension, Goldberg released an apology, saying that she was learning a lot from her mistakes and that she was wrong in her belief.
After a couple of weeks, Goldberg returned to The View, and all seemed to be well. Unfortunately, she recently did an interview with a British newspaper and seemingly “doubled down” on her Holocaust comments. Once again, the backlash was swift and Goldberg released yet another apology, saying that she was simply speaking about what she said and believed in the past, not what she believes now.
It appears that Goldberg’s latest gaff has her considering quitting the show altogether, with encouragement from her friends. According to reports from Radar Online, all the stress and trouble Goldberg has had is affecting her health.
“Whoopi has been out of control. Her health has been suffering, and she always seems to be ready for a brawl,” said a source. “It’s at the point where the constant fighting is literally killing her.”
Though Whoopi, 67, has lorded over The View’s table since 2007, insiders said producers, co-workers, and even close friends want her to pack it in.
“Whoopi seems to be picking fights all the time. She makes things very toxic. It’s clear she’s very unhappy,” added the insider.
Sources said backstabbing Joy has been actively campaigning for Whoopi to get the boot. A source claimed producers have “grown tired of Whoopi’s constant on-air episodes and believe they are driving viewers away.”
After a second bout with COVID in November, exhausted Whoopi struggled to read cue cards upon her return, said an insider, who spilled, “Everyone’s begging her to step aside for her sake and the sake of the show.”
At this time, Goldberg hasn’t made any statement about whether she is considering quitting the show. She is back at work and debating all daily hot topics with her cohosts, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, Sara Haines, and Alyssa Farah Griffin.