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‘The View’ Is Reportedly ‘Pissed’ At Oprah Winfrey For Missing Show

Oprah's fellow 'The Color Purple' cast members appeared on 'The View' on Dec. 13.

According to Page Six, The View has a quarrel with Oprah Winfrey for skipping out on them. The daytime show expressed disappointment after Winfrey decided to promote her appearance in a recent adaptation of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple in New York elsewhere instead of sitting down with the show’s panel on Dec. 13.

Several sources told the outlet that The View hosts were looking forward to having a reunion between Whoopi Goldberg and Winfrey, but the latter “missed [the] opportunity” after deciding not to attend. Although The View typically airs live, due to Winfrey missing the show, they ran an episode “taped on Nov. 27.”

Both Goldberg and Winfrey starred in the Steven Spielberg-directed 1985 version of The Color Purple, which was nominated for an Oscar. Goldberg didn’t let her co-star Oprah’s absence keep her down. Sources said, “[Goldberg] had an incredible moment with the cast during the segment. Everyone was thrilled with what aired… It was a very emotional day for Whoopi. It was a wonderful moment.”

The source claimed, “‘The View’ is pissed,” that she passed on the sit-down. Instead, director Blitz Bazawule, Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, and Danielle Brooks did the honors.

On behalf of 69-year-old Winfrey’s production company, a spokesperson told Page Six about the decision. They explained, “As one of the producers, there have been appearances Ms. Winfrey did not participate in with the cast, and was unable to be in New York when this segment was filmed right after Thanksgiving. She is overjoyed to see the cast have their moment.”

Despite her absence on The View, Winfrey appeared on CBS Mornings, The Drew Barrymore Show, and Sherri. She did spare some time to record a special promotional video for The View’s “Favorite Things” segment.

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