Whoopi Goldberg Flips Out Over View Drama: 'We Are Grown-Ass Women!'

While you were busy raging over the Emmy snubs on Thursday morning, Whoopi Goldberg was focusing her anger on the current state of The View — more specifically, the rumors of behind-the-scenes cat-fighting, following Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy’s exits.

“There’s a lot of speculation about a lot of stuff going on here,” Goldberg began at the top of the hour. “Yes, I’m here, [but] we don’t know who’s coming in.” (This was before ABC officially announced that Rosie O’Donnell will be returning as a co-host in Season 18.)

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“I will do my best to respect the audience, to make sure that we bring you The View that Barbara Walters wanted you to have, which is women talking about issues,” Goldberg asserted. “We are not little kids. We are grown-ass women!”

Then things got weird.

“Quit trying to make me into something I’m not!” Goldberg shouted at… the audience? “I’m not a little girl with cat claws. I’m not a cat. I’m a human being. I’m a girl with a fist!”

whoopi-goldberg-cat(Incidentally, here’s a fun video of Whoopi Goldberg as a cat from 1999’s Alice in Wonderland. But I digress…)

One can’t help wonder: Is it just a coincidence that Goldberg’s rant comes one day after former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck lashed out at O’Donnell on Fox & Friends? Or was she inspired to finally take a stand after Hasselbeck’s bitter sneak attack?

What do you think, View-ers? Drop a comment with your take on Goldberg’s outburst below.