Megan McCain held nothing back in a podcast interview released Thursday with The Commentary Magazine.
McCain revealed what appeared to be bullying from “The View” host Joy Behar, which turned into the ultimate catalyst for her to quit the panel show, PageSix reported. The former panel host told the podcasters that when she returned from maternity leave in January 2021, one core moment changed her entire perspective on her work.
“I finally went back to the show, and the day I went back to the show, Joy Behar said on air, ‘Nobody missed you, we didn’t miss you, you shouldn’t have come back,'” McCain told the podcasters. The comments from Behar were enough to make McCain realize that the job was not worth the treatment, PageSix suggested.
Nobody takes as many L’s as Joy Behar https://t.co/tqhUbpn7Xx
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 3, 2022
“And I just… I started hysterically crying. Sorry gentlemen, I know, I started lactating on air, and I started crying,” McCain continued. She said she threw up when she got back to her office, and called her brother who finally convinced her to leave the toxic work environment, according to the outlet.
“I didn’t feel supported when I had my baby, and I didn’t feel supported coming back, and that was ultimately it,” McCain noted, “That was why I left!” (RELATED: Mika Brzezinski Complains About ‘Cancel Culture’ After Whoopi’s Suspension)
McCain has been vehemently outspoken about the culture behind the scenes at “The View” since leaving the show. Of Whoopi Goldberg, McCain said that, “the thing about Whoopi, though, is that she yields so much power in culture and television, and once she turns on you, it can create unfathomable tension at the table,” in her audio memoir.