According to Entertainment Weekly, a woman in the crowd heckled the acclaimed actress with a verbal insult during the live broadcast. The outlet reported a woman wearing a large blue fur hat called the 67-year-old “old broad” at the beginning of the episode as the hosts took their seats.
“We’re happy to see ya’ll. Cool, well, go on and have a seat,” Goldberg said to an eager audience before the alleged incident occurred.
Golberg swiftly responded.
“Did you just call me an old broad? Yeah?” she questioned. “She said, ‘You old broad,’ and I was like, ‘Hey, it’s Wednesday, and I am an old broad, and happy about it.”
Additionally, cohost Sunny Hostin, added to the moment, asserting being an old broad is better than being otherwise.
“The alternative is not attractive to any of us,” responded Goldberg. “We all want to be old broads and old dudes, you know?”
According to EW, the camera panned to the woman who sat close to the stage for the remainder of the episode.
Despite the start, the episode continued to include standard political and social commentary, including special guest Congressman Eric Swalwell and comical reactions to a viral husband-calling contest.
The View airs live on weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.