Whoopi Goldberg is NOT happy with ABC and has had enough with recent changes over on ‘The View’ — so much so, that she reportedly went on a tirade backstage chalked FULL of slave references.
via Daily Mail:
The moderator of the troubled daytime talk show was apparently frustrated with the new executives in charge and how ABC has cut her out of decision-making for Hot Topics by moving the meeting for the segment outside of her contracted hours.
To act out her frustrations last week, the Oscar winner reportedly called herself a slave and spoke in a dialect that slaves once spoke in.
A show source told Daily Mail Online: ‘She was out of control. She paraded up and down the halls saying, “I’s a work for ABC who is my master. I’s a slave to ABC. It’s 12 Years a Whoopi at ABC.”‘
After making the reference to Oscar-winning film 12 Years A Slave, Whoopi loudly declared: ‘I’s just a n****r following orders around here, master!’
Producers were uncomfortable with the 59-year-old comedienne’s outburst and begged her to stop but she kept on, the source told Daily Mail Online.
Whoopi’s frustrations stem from a recent blow-up with The View’s new consulting producer, Candi Carter.
Ms Carter, who was at the helm of this summer’s pilot talk-show Ice-T & Coco, was brought in to help steer The View following the departure of executive producer Bill Wolff.
Whoopi and The View’s other co-hosts – Joy Behar, Raven-Symone, Michelle Collins and Paula Farris – reportedly all found Candi controlling, but Whoopi was the only one with the nerve to speak up.
The source told Daily Mail Online: ‘Upset at the changes that Candi has implemented in the show, and not liking the way Candi speaks to the talent, Whoopi blew up a few days ago.
‘She told Candi: “I don’t take orders from your a**. Stay in your lane like you did when you worked on The Oprah Winfrey Show.”‘
Among the changes that upset Whoopi was the producers moving the Hot Topics segment briefing meeting from 9am to 8.30am.
Whoopi was reportedly infuriated by the expectation that she would arrive 30 minutes earlier for work. She reminded them: ‘I’m contractually obligated to be here at 9am and you won’t see me a minute earlier.’
Is it wrong that we read Whoopi’s alleged quotes in her ‘Miss Celie’ voice?