Whoopi Goldberg said she was doing herself a huge favor by storming off the set of “The View.”
More than a week after she and “View” co-host Joy Behar walked-off during a heated argument with Bill O’Reilly, Whoopi went on Fox News Channel to explain herself once again.
"I knew I was past reason and that wasn’t good…I was going to cuss him out and you can’t do that," Whoopi told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.
After watching the infamous clip, we could see that the “View” host was reaching her boiling point and fast! When her temper flared up, Whoopi said she knew it was time to take a time out.
"If something offends you to the point where you can’t have a civil conversation with them, get out of the way," Whoopi said. "I was past the point of no return, and had I stayed there I would be—probably [would have] been—fired.”
To Whoopi, Bill’s incredibly broad statement that “Muslims killed us on 9/11” was blatantly racist, and she wasn’t going to let it slide.
"I don’t want to have to take on Bill O’Reilly,” Whoopi said. “I don’t want to have to fight with anybody…[but] if he had said, ‘all Irish people are drunks or all black people love fried chicken, it’s the same thing to me."
— Sonya Eskridge