HER name may mean "excitement" and "joy," but plenty of people have felt no whoopee from Whoopi Goldberg.

The comedian and movie star, who joined the daytime talk show in 2007, has blazed a trail of angry and bitter feuds with newsmakers and celebrities.

And it may all be according to plan.

According to one body-language expert, producers on The View use a subtle trick to encourage feuds between Whoopi and others.

Patti Wood pointed specifically to one recent battle on the daytime talk show between Whoopi and guest co-host Tara Setmayer when exclusively speaking to The Sun about the secret trick.

Wood first acknowledged Whoopi's high-volume yelling as she talked with Setmayer about gun reform.


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"Whoopi continued yelling at an even higher volume level as she talked about the bullets from the gun 'eliminating' a child while using broad, sharp, weapon-like gestures such as chopping up and down gestures towards Tara," Wood said.

"Tara was sliced and diced and shot out throughout this discussion."

But Wood says what happens next is interesting because of where Whoopi and Tara are seated.

"Whoopi and Tara are [placed in] what is called 'oppositional' seating far across the table from one another in a way that encourages their battle-like interactions," she said.

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"Battling" seems to be what Whoopi enjoys best, as evident by these ongoing feuds.


Whoopi met Oprah Winfrey in 1985, on the set of the Steven Spielberg's big budget adaptation of The Color Purple.

The movie made Whoopi a star, and earned her her first Oscar nomination.

But for unknown reasons, after the movie, the two went their separate ways – and stayed that way.

Whoopi and Oprah went years without even talking to each other.

It was an open secret that the two weren't on speaking terms, but the question was why?

In 2010, the two finally sat down on Oprah's couch to address the beef.

The talk show queen admitted she believed Whoopi "had issues with her" since the movie, which led her to disconnect from her former co-star.

Oprah went on to reveal she often shot down any suggestions of teaming-up with her former friend.

"I'd say, 'Don't bother Whoopi. I don't think she wants to have anything to do with me,'" Oprah remembered.

When the two finally met after years apart, they were able to clear the air.

Looking back, Whoopi confessed to Oprah that if she ever did have a problem with her, she'd know it.

"I don't hide my stuff. You know, I don't play that," Whoopi summarized.


Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi famously clashed on The View on several occasions while co-hosting.

In one tense debate, Whoopi told Rosie: "You are a white lady telling me what's racist to you."

"You don't have to be black to know what racism is," Rosie fired back.

The Flintstones star later spoke more about the tension between the pair in her book.

"Some people would say, 'What's going on with Whoopi?' I was like, 'Are you watching the show? It's pretty much right there.' I have no desire for a pubic feud," Rosie wrote.

"Whoopi Goldberg was as mean as anyone has ever been on television to me, personally – while I was sitting there.

"The worst experience I've ever had on live television was interacting with her.

"She's a minority, feminist, smart, funny, groundbreaking legend who is black in America," she continued.

"I'm never going to not have respect for Whoopi Goldberg. But that was a painful experience, personally and professionally."


Whoopi has had a long standing feud with outspoken cable television host Bill Maher.

The two have battled publically over several controversial topics, including the Black National Anthem and most recently Covid vaccines.

On his HBO talk show, Real Time, Bill routinely rails against vaccine mandates and checks – something Whoopi took issue with.

Speaking on her own show, Whoopi lashed out at Bill, arguing that if he doesn’t want to partake in COVID mandates, wear masks, or keep the public safe, he should just stay out of the debate entirely.

“I think he’s forgetting that people are still at risk who cannot get vaccinated — little kids under the age of 5 or people with health conditions,” she said. “How dare you be so flippant, man?”


The View co-host had some tough words for model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne in 2015 after she gave an awkward interview on another show.

While promoting her movie Paper Towns, Cara was accused of being “tired,” “irritated,” and “in a mood” by the anchors when she gave hostile responses.

She was eventually told to "take a nap" while she muttered "too far" when she was sent off the air.

Whoopi had no time for the young actress' complaints, however.

“Suck. It. Up," she said on The View.

“She’s not a famous actress. She’s a newbie. No honey, I'm famous.

“It isn’t easy, but we are privileged for what we do," she continued.

"We are so lucky. If you are supposed to be doing this, you gotta find a way to suck it up. You don't get to be crappy to people – they're doing their job too."

When other co-hosts defended Cara and said it was down to a generational difference, Whoopi still hit back: “There’s professional and then there’s unprofessional."


Last year, Dr. Mehmet Oz announced he was running for the US Senate in Pennsylvania as a Republican.

That decision set Whoopi off.

The movie star revealed her disappointment and frustration during a December 1 episode of The View, clapping back at the celebrity doctor after he argued that schools should remain fully open for kids during the pandemic, even if it potentially meant a 2 to 3percent increase in deaths.

"This is not whether you like the idea of a mandate or getting a shot, this has nothing to do with it," Whoopi lashed out.

"Kids going back to school deserve to be safe and if you as a doctor and a physician can't see that, then you're not somebody I wanna vote for, no matter how much I like you!"


Actress Bella Thorne broke down in tears in 2019 after Whoopi slammed her for sending naked pictures to her rapper boyfriend.

The former Disney child star posted topless photos of herself to social media, telling fans she wanted to "take the power back" after she was threatened by hackers.

But Whoopi argued the then 21-year-old should have known hackers would be able to gain access to nude pictures she had taken.

“Once you take that picture it goes into the cloud and it’s available to any hacker who wants them,” Whoopi said on The View. “And if you don’t know that in 2019, that this is an issue. I’m sorry, your age does not – you don’t get to do that.”

Bella, who found fame playing CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up, said she was "offended" by Whoopi's response.

In an emotional Instagram post, she wrote: "Ur view on this matter is honestly awful and I hope u change ur mind set as u are on a show talking to young girls."

She also shared a series of videos to Instagram, in which she cried while slamming the Ghost star.

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Bella said she was supposed to appear on The View, but changed her mind.

"I don’t really wanna go on ‘The View’ anymore because I don’t really want to be beaten down by a bunch of older women for my body and my sexuality."

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