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Joy Behar on Her 3 Craziest Moments on "The View" — Including That Time She Walked Out on Bill O'Reilly

by Rose Marie Walano 3:00 AM, May 1, 2018

Aired May 1, 2018

Needless to say, the ladies of “The View” have had some WILD moments.

(Remember the time Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd went topless to poke fun at Lena Dunham’s oft-topless character on “Girls”?)

But when it comes to the legendary Joy Behar in particular, when it comes to most memorable, she says three top ALL the others.

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ONE: When President Obama joined the ladies for a chat. (As he said it, he wanted to be on a show he knew his wife, Michelle Obama, watched. ❤️)

TWO: That time Matthew McConaughey gave Joy a foot rub because, as she proclaimed, she has “stunning” feet.

THREE: And, perhaps most memorably and controversially, when she — and Whoopi Goldberg — walked out in the middle of the group’s 2010 interview with Bill O’Reilly.

If you don't recall, O'Reilly came on the show 8 years ago and discussed Obama’s stance on Park51, a Muslim community center that was set to be built two blocks from Ground Zero in Manhattan, where the 9/11 attacks took place.

O’Reilly’s stance? "It's inappropriate because a lot of the 9/11 families who I know say, 'Look, I don't want that,'" he said.

To which Behar said, “This is America."

He then claimed that the majority of Americans didn’t want the community center and said it was because “Muslims killed us on 9/11."

That’s when Behar stood up and announced, "I don't want to sit here. I don’t,” and stormed off the stage with co-host Whoopi Goldberg — to the sound of the audience cheering.

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(For the record: The center has yet to materialize and continues to be a point of controversy today.)

Well, the audience might have cheered, but according to Joy, there was one person who definitely did not.

“Barbara was furious — she didn’t like it. She felt that we should have sat there and fought with him.”

But, Joy says, “I said, ‘I can’t sit here.’ And Whoopi came. When I got up, she said to me, ‘I wasn’t going to let you do this alone.’ So she came with me, and we made a point.”

A boss lady if we’ve ever seen one!

Now, since it was TV Legends day at the show, we celebrated Joy, not to mention Dr. Phil and Sally Jessy Raphael. But we also did this — give away one 65-inch Hisense smart TV to a lucky member of our studio audience! (All the better to watch Rachael and “The View” on, our dear!)

And her reaction? STUNNED!

Watch it in the video below!

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