Joy Behar got into it with Meghan McCain on Monday’s edition of “The View”, and a report in The Daily Mail indicates things became even more heated off-camera when the segment ended.
During Monday’s “Hot Topics” segment, the panel was discussing the death of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, which led Behar to point out an interesting fact about his presidency: Bush signing the Clean Air Act amendment of 1990 into law, “one one of the most sweeping environmental statutes ever,” added Behar, who continued by taking a swipe at the current occupant of the White House.
“This president that we have now is trying to unravel everything that he did and Obama did, and if I ever become a one-issue voter it will be about pollution and the greenhouse effect…” added Behar before McCain cut her off.
“Can we focus on the president, please? I don’t want to talk about Trump, we’re honouring a great president,” McCain interrupted.
“Excuse me a second, please. I want to talk about…” Behar fired back, only to have McCain cut her off again. “We’re honouring a great president who passed and I’m not interested in your one-issue voting,” she sniped.
“I don’t care what you’re interested in,” Behar blasted back. “I’m talking!”
McCain interrupted again. “Well, I don’t care what you’re interested in either, Joy!” she fired back, with moderator Whoopi Goldberg quickly cutting the segment short and throwing to commercial.
According to the Mail, while the show was in commercial, Behar reportedly slammed her cue cards on the desk ad threw her hands in the air, yelling, “My God! Get this b***h under control. If this s**t doesn’t stop I’m quitting this damn show. I can’t take this much more.”
The Mail reports that producers began scurrying onstage in an attempt to defuse the situation as Behar continued ranting. “I’ve tolerated a lot of sh**t on this show but I’m at my wits’ end with this entitled b***h,” she allegedly said. “Enough already! Enough already! I’m not playing nice any longer.”
“Everyone was frantic,” a source told the Mail. “The last thing they wanted was for Joy to walk off the show. She’s done that before. Remember the Bill O’Reilly situation? She appeared just as disgusted as she did that day and they only had two minutes to contain this explosion on set and get everyone positioned to return for the next live segment. It was utter chaos on set.”
When the show ended, reports the Mail, “neither woman spoke to each other and producers and network executives met with them individually in their dressing rooms.”
Added the source: “This isn’t the last you’ve seen of these two coming to blows. You can trust and believe that.”
In the aftermath of the heated argument, people online picked up where Behar left off and started calling McCain a “b**ch.” McCain shared how this affected her when discussing Pete Davidson’s response to negativity on Thursday’s episode of “The View”.
“I do think it’s different when you’re someone like Pete Davidson or someone like us, it’s not just social media,” she explained. “Google me right now, there are articles written about me the past few days, what a huge b**ch I am, how awful I am, the negativity and nastiness I’ve brought to the show. It’s real, it’s not just social media, it’s the media as well.”
“I think sometimes it’s hard when you get to such a dark place, where you feel the entire world hates you so much, I think sometimes you just feel like giving up when you’re doing the kind of jobs we do,” she continued. “But you have to pull yourself up, you have to have support around you.”
Concluding, I know what it feels like to be hated in the same way Pete Davidson does,” she added. “I’m not asking for sympathy but I felt extreme compassion for his post.”
Davidson addressed his haters in a raw Instagram post on Monday. “No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself, I won’t,” he wrote. “To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is – I see you and I love you.”