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Jenny McCarthy Says Barbara Walters Constantly Yelled at Her on 'The View'

Jenny McCarthy Says Barbara Walters Constantly Yelled at Her on 'The View'

Jenny McCarthy is getting candid about her short-lived stint working with Barbara Walters on The View.

The 46-year-old actress, model and TV host opened up about her experience in the upcoming Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View by Ramin Setoodeh, which was previewed on Vulture on Wednesday (March 20).

Jenny worked on The View from 2013 to 2014.

“You know the movie Mommie Dearest?” I remember as a child watching that movie and going, ‘Holy cow!’” she said in the book. “I’ve never seen a woman yell like that before until I worked with Barbara Walters.”

“Imagine a woman like Barbara Walters,” she added. “It’s her last year and she doesn’t want to leave. Think about that. And I’m the new bitch there.”

She also claimed that they couldn’t do pop culture topics “because [Barbara] doesn’t know who the people are,” so she was forced to tackle politics.

“I panicked because I don’t consider myself a political person. Now I had to figure out, ‘Am I coming out as a Republican or a Democrat? Where do I stand on all the social issues and political issues?’”

She also said Barbara judged her outfits, and that “if she didn’t agree with it, or it didn’t complement her outfit, I had to change.”

She also said Barbara once confronted her about a tampon floating in a toilet.

Jenny, there’s a tampon floating in the toilet and it’s disgusting,” Barbara reportedly said.

“She’s standing in the hallway where the guests are, yelling at me about a tampon. I don’t know. Maybe in her brain, she went, ‘I’m going to the youngest, newest person here, because obviously she has her period and left a tampon floating.’ This is Barbara Walters. I’m not going to yell at her. So finally I said, ‘I’ll take care of it. I’ll take one for the team and I’ll flush it,’” Jenny explained.

“Every day I went home and I was miserable. It really was the most miserable I’ve been on a job in my 25 years of show business.”

Click here to hear more about her experience on The View.

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  • John

    I’m not sorry- Jenny Mcarthy is hella annoying. I got you, Babs!

  • John

    I’m not sorry- Jenny Mcarthy is hella annoying. I got you, Babs!

  • John

    I’m not sorry- Jenny Mcarthy is hella annoying. I got you, Babs!

  • Dumb

    Oh please, you are as out of touch as Babs is.

  • Dumb

    Oh please, you are as out of touch as Babs is.

  • Dumb

    Oh please, you are as out of touch as Babs is.

  • namers

    I’m sure Barbara was starting to lose it then.

  • namers

    I’m sure Barbara was starting to lose it then.

  • namers

    I’m sure Barbara was starting to lose it then.

  • mahbelle

    I’d yell at her too because she’s an idiot.

  • mahbelle

    I’d yell at her too because she’s an idiot.

  • mahbelle

    I’d yell at her too because she’s an idiot.

  • tom

    A good example of women supporting each other.

  • pppf

    How is Jenny McCartney famous? And what did she do in her 25 years to be still getting media coverage or attention?

  • YaThink

    There are a lot of seniors who are coming down with dementia, and unless you are with them daily, you can’t see it. I have a good older friend who had it for over 10 years before I knew it. I used to speak with her nearly every day and I couldn’t tell… until she moved in with her son, and he told me. Now so many things about her makes sense to me. She started getting it in her early sixties.

    That said, it is very possible that Ms. Walters has some form of it. And they can become very cranky.

  • YaThink

    She’s former Playboy, blonde, attractive, outgoing, forward… and now she is married to Donnie.

  • greppinwolf

    Jenny should just go get polio now. Barbara didn’t want to suffer such idiots.

  • SSLove

    Way before then.

  • SSLove

    I remember how awful Barbara was on her last few years. She was SO out of it.

  • Rya

    Jenny you are famous for taking off your clothes the fact that you were sitting with Barbara Walters for any reason you should be grateful she is a female icon you did porn.