The ladies of The View got into a heated debate about workplace toxicity while… at work on live TV.
After moderator Whoopi Goldberg introduced a discussion about “toxic femininity,” Alyssa Farah Griffin — a former Donald Trump associate and new View season 26 cohost — spoke about an imbalance when it comes to attributing heated professional environments to one’s gender.
“We’ve come a long way in critiquing some of the male practices that are not helpful and need to be called out. Women have made a ton of progress, but we can also be each other’s worst enemies. It’s still the case, and I have to say, some of the worst bosses I’ve had have been women and sometimes colleagues in the workplace who are women,” Griffin said, to which Ana Navarro — who also joined the new season as a permanent panelist — responded: “That’s what happens when you work with Kellyanne Conway.”
Though visibly stunned, Griffin still wasted no time clapping back: “I can’t really get a word in without you attacking me,” she said with a smile. “So, I wouldn’t say this is a totally different environment of women supporting each other.”
While taking a sip from her mug, Navarro responded: “Oh, I haven’t attacked you yet.”
The conversation continued without further tussle, and the panel didn’t reference it again throughout the ABC broadcast.
The temporary spat comes after a wild year for The View, which saw Griffin clashing with Sunny Hostin over the latter comparing white women voting for conservatives to “roaches voting for Raid,” Goldberg calling out a movie critic who body-shamed her, and Joy Behar getting into physical altercations with two inanimate objects: Her cell phone and a diabolical swivel chair.ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!