Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell have shouting match

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Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell Have Shouting Match
Rosie and Whoopi don't always see eye to eye, but a truly heated, upsetting screaming match like the one that played out on Thursday is certainly unusual.

The co-hosts went toe-to-toe while discussing racism in America. With Nicole Wallace, Rosie Perez and guest co-host Laverne Cox, things started to get heated.

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E! explains that the explosion began when "Laverne Cox said she believes that 'it's racist when black folks are followed around stores and profiled,' at which point Whoopi took the floor-and O'Donnell wasn't having it."

Nicole: "Do you all think we live in a racist country?"
Rosie: "Without a doubt!"
Whoopi: "Is it just ridiculousness or is it racism?!"
Rosie O: "It's racist and it's stupid!'
Rosie P: 'It's both!'
Rosie O: "It's two things at once!
Whoopi: "I just see it as stupid!"

Then, the gloves were off. "Listen, you are a white lady telling me what is racist to you," Whoopi began. Rosie quickly cut her off, and the following shouts ensued:

Rosie O: "I am a gay American who has been called a [bleeped word] and I know what hatred and homophobia looks like!"
Whoopi: "It's not the same!"
Rosie: "I have a black kid I raised Whoopi! I have a kid in my house!"
Whoopi: "That is not the same!"
Rosie: "You don't have to be black to know what racism is!"
Whoopi: "Yes you do!"
Rosie: "No you don't!"
Whoopi: "Yes you do baby!"
Rosie: "No you do not!"

When things cooled with Rosie, Whoopi wasn't ready to move on just yet. First, she had a message for the at-home haters: "Kick my butt! And keep your tweets to yourself!"

When all was said and done, the co-hosts decided to agree to disagree. Whoopi had the last word, reminding us that the show is all about different points of ... you guessed it ... 'View.'

Watch the full fight here:
'The View': The View Co-Hosts Debate Racism: Does It Still Exist in America?

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