Meghan McCain Got Into The “Toxic” Culture Of “The View” And How Mean Whoopi Goldberg And Joy Behar Were To Her

October 19, 2021 / Posted by:

It’s happened, Meghan McCain is trending again for The View and she’s not even on it. Is it just because people remembered how callously awful she was during her four-year tenure as a host? No, it’s actually because of a new interview she did with a close friend where she roasted the women of the show and called the environment “toxic” (we know) and specifically called out Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar for being mean to her. The dragon queen of The View is playing the victim? SHOCKING!

Last season, Meghan and the other co-hosts did The View from their homes. This season, the show was back in the studio in NYC. That’s the reason Meghan gave for why she decided to leave The View. Meghan didn’t want to go back to NYC and wanted to stay with her husband and daughter, Liberty, in the DC Area. She called her time on the show “hands down [one of the] greatest, most exhilarating, wonderful privileges of my entire life,” and called her co-hosts “strong, brilliant, intelligent, incredible… the most talented women on all of television, hands down, and it has been so incredible to do this with you.” PSYCHE! In a long interview with Variety (done by an admitted friend of Meghan’s) Meghan plays the tiniest of violins over her alleged treatment at The View.

Meghan talked to Variety to promote her new audiobook memoir called, Bad Republican.

In the book, Meghan explained that she decided to leave the show on her second day back from maternity leave. Meghan was dealing with post-partum anxiety, and during the show, Joy said that she “did not miss” Meghan after Meghan interrupted her. Meghan said she cried during the break and threw up in her dressing room over the incident. via Variety:

I had postpartum anxiety. When I was back, I was really nervous. It was like starting TV all over again. I felt unsteady. I was trying to make a joke, “You missed me so much.” If you watch the clip, her reaction is very sharp. I can’t explain what it felt like. The people in the room with me in the D.C. bureau, there was a sound engineer and the hair and makeup artists. The sound woman looked shell-shocked at what she’d seen.

[I cried] — and started lactating. I did end up being able to go back on-air. I remember Dr. Sanjay Gupta was on, and he looked weirded out. He went out of his way to be nice to me. After the show, I went back to my office and I had a panic attack. I couldn’t stop crying, and I’m not always crying. I couldn’t compose myself. I threw up in the garbage can. I was so overcome. This is my narrative — “I come back from maternity leave and no one missed me.” I knew it was going to be everywhere. I was just so confused, because women when they have babies should be treated respectfully when they come back to work.

Meghan asked the executive producer and Joy’s producer for an apology from her. They both told Meghan that Joy wouldn’t do it. Meghan believes that Joy hated her.

While talking to Variety, Meghan also brought up a 2019 moment on the show when Whoopi told Meghan to “please stop talking” after she continually interrupted co-host Sunny Hostin. Just thinking about it made Meghan cry:

It was horrible. To her credit, Whoopi apologized the next morning. I would apologize when I messed up. I fucked up a lot on that show. [She starts to cry.] I don’t know why I’m getting emotional talking about this. A lot of this feels like such a waste. It was humiliating for me, and I’m a serious person. I felt like I was being talked to like I was a child and a brat. And when things go viral on Twitter and people write things, it really does impact you. I felt very lonely.

I love Whoopi. I felt at a certain point she stopped respecting me, and it was hard. I don’t know why I’m crying so much. I wish things could have been different. I know she had her own dark times. When I was on the show, she almost died of pneumonia. I wish we had better leadership that could have stopped a lot of it.

Meghan also called the “toxic” culture on The View as bad as the toxic culture of Ellen.

The delusion is so thick with this one that I think she has a future as a Real Housewife music producer. I mean how did she complain about literally every person in that interview except for the person who styled her hair into an ornate tragedy every morning?


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