Michelle Collins Shares Experience About Her Time on ‘The View’

Michelle Collins, a renowned comedian, recently opened up about her stint as a cohost on the ABC talk show, ‘The View’. Often restrained about her experiences, Collins attributed her silence to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and her upbringing. On an episode of the Las Culturistas podcast, the comedian, aged 42, shared her thoughts and experiences from her one season on the talk show.

Collins’ Views on The View

Collins admitted that her tenure on ‘The View’ was probably the most significant accomplishment of her career, hence she refrains from criticizing it openly. Nonetheless, she noted that her absence from the show since her 2016 departure was slightly frustrating, despite abiding by rules during her stint. She was a co-host along with Raven-Symoné and Candace Cameron Bure, in season 19 of the show in 2015.

The Controversy and Subsequent Exit

The comedian was let go from ‘The View’ in 2016 following a series of controversial remarks, notably her mockery of then-Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s appearance. Raven-Symoné and Cameron Bure also left the show that same year of their own accord. Despite not being invited back since her exit, Collins revealed she was asked to be a part of The View’s 25th-anniversary special in 2022, where she recorded an intro clip in Paris.

Her Reaction and Future with The Show

Although Collins wasn’t bitter about her reduced appearance in the anniversary episode, she expressed dissatisfaction, underscoring her contributory role in the show. She mentioned she would be open to making a guest appearance, despite insinuations that ‘The View’ wanted to downplay her contributions alongside Raven’s and Candace’s.

Collins’ Earlier Remarks About The Show

This was not the first time Collins shared her somewhat sour experience about ‘The View’. In February 2020, she compared her stint on the show to a sorority hazing ritual. Reminiscent of her time at Barnard College, she felt the same energy on the show, but likened it to a phase one has to eventually move on from.

Wrapping Up

While ‘The View’ has yet to issue a statement in response to Collins’ recent remarks, there’s no denying that her journey with the show was marked by a share of ups and downs. You can check out more intriguing stories and interviews on HitPlay by visiting their website.

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