• The View launched by Barbara Walters has been on TV since 1997
  • Barbara Walters left the show in 2014
  • Whoopi Goldberg is an original panel member, currently suspended over misinformation

The View is making headlines after a veteran panel member, Whoopi Goldberg, made some false comments in regards to the Holocaust. 

Goldberg, who claimed the Holocaust "wasn't about race," is now suspended from the show, and many have mixed feelings about it!

Barbara Walters isn't happy

A source close to the members of The View claims that Barbara Walters isn't happy about the recent suspension, and revealed how she's handling it behind the scenes, according to People.  

A Source Reveals How Barbara Walters Is Feeling About Whoopi Goldberg Suspension

Walters, who launched the show in 1997 and retired in 2014, hired Goldberg as one of the original panel members, and the source says for Walters, seeing it go off the rails is "like watching a family member spiral downward."

According to people who work for The View, the source says they're calling it complete "mayhem."

"There is no accountability," they said. "Part of being 'produced' means being told what you don't want to hear, so you get it right. When you make a mistake or look arrogant — it's important to not be surrounded by 'yes men.'"

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The insider shares their opinion on the matter and said that "words matter" when you're on live TV.

"Whoopi is the alpha," they said."She's the moderator and a pop culture icon. This is not what Barbara Walters wanted and there was nobody there to push back."

Goldberg's comments about the Holocaust were wrong, but the actress acknowledged she was misinformed and sent a statement to her social media apologizing for the mistake.

"I said something that I feel a responsibility for not leaving unexamined because my words upset so many people, which was never my intention," she wrote. "And I understand why now, and for that, I am deeply, deeply grateful because the information I got was really helpful and it helped me understand some different things."

She has since been suspended for two weeks following her comments, and the source revealed that along with Walters, Whoopi is also saddened by the events that transpired. 

"She's very upset and is beginning to understand the gravity of what she has done. People love her and maybe she can survive," they said.