The Talk co-host Julie Chen had some choice words for competing talk show The View Tuesday night on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live.
Chen appeared on Andy Cohen's late night program Tuesday and spoke on the rumors that The View co-creator Barbara Walters is furious with ABC execs and producers for the show's revolving door of hosts. While Chen is often diplomatic in her opinions, she had some surprisingly blunt comments for what's happening at The View.
"I believed every word I read in Page Six," Chen admitted to Cohen. "There were contradicting sides and I believed that all of it was true. There's a little bit of truth to everything."
The report claimed that Walters was angry with executives because, "instead of focusing on smart, educated women with strong talent, they cast uninformed child actors on the show. The legacy has been compromised because of poor casting and bad leadership under ABC News."
Since Walters left the show in 2014, there has been an unprecedented level of turnaround among the co-host panel, with short tenures for Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace, Michelle Collins and now Raven-Symoné and Candace Cameron Bure.
"I do think that Barbara Walters is probably like, 'This amazing show I created is now just kind of withering away with a revolving door of hosts that people can't keep straight,'" Chen stated. "I mean, I should know all of the names of the hosts and I don't, 'cause it changes so often."
The current cast on The View includes Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Paula Faris, Sara Haines, Jedediah Bila and Sunny Hostin.
Meanwhile, The Talk has been completely stable with its co-hosts for years now, with original hosts Chen, Sara Gilbert and Sharon Osbourne continuing to host the show while season 2 additions Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood have yet to leave as well.
The View co-hosts have not responded to Chen's comments.