Joy Behar says she did not miss 'The View' co-host Meghan McCain on maternity leave, fans call them 'childish'

Joy Behar and Meghan McCain were back to their usual routine with their heated disagreements on 'The View'


                            Joy Behar says she did not miss 'The View' co-host Meghan McCain on maternity leave, fans call them 'childish'
Joy Behar and Meghan McCain (Getty Images)
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Joy Behar and Meghan McCain were seen in a heated argument while on 'The View' on Tuesday, January 5. The 36-year-old McCain had been on maternity leave post the birth of her daughter Liberty whom she had with her husband Ben Domenech in September. In the New Year, she returned to the talk show and slipped back into her usual routine with co-host 78-year-old Behar. 

The two were heard sparring over their political opinions. Behar exclaimed, "Excuse me, I was speaking!" as she was interrupted by McCain who had joked that her conservative Republican perspective had been missed on the daytime talk show when she had been away.

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McCain teased Behar and said, "You missed me so much, Joy. You missed me so much when I was on maternity leave. You missed fighting with me." In response to this, Behar who clearly did not agree with McCain said, "I did not. I did not miss you. Zero." 

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The interaction between the two left social media in a frenzy and many users commented on the same. One user shared, "Meghan was *rude* for interrupting someone in mid-sentence, regardless of 'who' that someone was. It's rude, period. She shouldn't dish-out what she can't *take*." 

Another shared, "Joy shouldn’t have made a hurtful comment BUT McCain interrupted her. Repeatedly. That’s also rude & childish." Yet another commented, "Meg interrupted Joy. Rude. Then she went off on some many miles long rant at the usual rightwing fear targets AOC & Bernie. I think Joy was taking it easy on her. I didn't miss her either and she needs to know why so many of us feel that way."

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There were some social media users who seemed to be on McCain's side. One user shared, "I must admit I have watched 'The View' since their birth but today Joy was totally disgusted with Meghan. Joy looked irritated turning her head as if to look at someone in the room.. Meghan was right, Joy was very rude. She may just be burnt out staying home."

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"I’m not a McCain fan, but that’s just straight vile and childish. Grow up, Joy! I know middle school children who show more kindness than you!" commented another user. 


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As Behar and McCain argued, their fellow co-host Whoopi Goldberg tried to calm her colleagues down before things got way out of hand. However, before she could, McCain retaliated against Behar's 'nasty' comment. "That’s, like, so nasty. I was teasing and then you said something rude," she said. 

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McCain had made her debut on the show in October 2017 and since then has been embroiled in many heated arguments and disagreements with her co-stars on air. Almost two years after she had joined in on the talk show, a source spoke to US Weekly and said that producers at the show consider McCain to be "their most relevant star" but tend to treat her with "kid gloves" to avoid any unnecessary drama. 

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A few months after this, another insider shared that the relationship between McCain and Goldberg had become very "hostile".