Whoopi Goldberg Boycott’s The View – Calls in Sick – No Show for Bill O’Reilly
Whoopi Goldberg called in sick today on The View. Since it is cold and flu season, this is not out of the ordinary. Simply a co-host on The View not feeling well. And then the guest list was announced, with Bill Reilly being the show’s guest.
Why would Goldberg bang in sick because of Bill O’Reilly? Back in 2010, Bill O’Reilly was a guest on The View where he supported his argument against the Islamic center being located near ground zero by saying that “Muslims killed us on 9/11.” Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg did not agree with O’Reilly’s statement and instead of talking it out, walked off the set. A move that was not endorsed by Barbara Walter and was heavily criticized by viewers and Bill O’Reilly himself.
Ironically, Joy Behar was out of the office today, as well. Following the initial argument in 2010, Behar was asked if she regretted walking off the set. She appeared on The Howard Stern Show and said,
“He’s shameless, he doesn’t give a s**t,” she continued, “You walk off, you smack him, you tell him he’s an asshole, he doesn’t care.”
While the walk-off initially drew the ire of Barbara Walters, Walters calmed down once she saw “we got a lot of publicity out of it,” Behar also said.
What are your thoughts? Is it too long ago for Whoopi to even care and is she really sick? Or is she standing firm on never working with Bill Reilly again?? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.
Do you blame Whoopi if she did fake being sick??