At one point during Monday’s show, Goldberg got so frustrated when McCain continued to talk over the other panelists that she blurted out, “Girl, please stop talking.”
The exchange went viral, and the hosts felt obliged to discuss it the next day.
“We’re just going to do a little cleanup before we do anything,” Goldberg said. “You know, things get heated on this show. You watch this show, you know this has happened over the years. We’re really passionate, this is our jobs. We come in, we talk to each other. Sometimes we’re not as polite as we could be, that’s just the way it is, but you’re going to be dealing with the same thing when you sit around your table with your family, and you don’t agree, or somebody says something and goes off the rails.”
Goldberg admitted the freewheeling nature of the show means it sometimes “goes off the rails,” but she added it’s just a TV show.
“We’re on together for an hour, and we step in poopy, okay? We step in poopy and stuff happens and everybody just calm down,” she said.
When McCain spoke she emphasized her love of Goldberg, but admitted “we fight like we’re family. It’s all good, we’re not tearing the set apart.”
She added to fans who frequently comment on the outbursts: “Calm down, all of you.”
McCain may have requested the show’s fans to chill out about the outbursts, but earlier in the day, it looked like she was spoiling for a fight based on this “Game Of Thrones”-themed tweet she posted.
However, some Twitter users were confused by the message McCain meant to send since the meme featured Daenerys Targaryen, who famously destroyed a town in one of the series’ final episodes.