Ana Navarro Clashes With ‘The View’ Producer Over Attempted Restriction on Personal On-Air Moment
The behind-the-scenes drama at The View is not just limited to the on-air discussions; there is a whole other province when it comes to off-screen disagreements. Ana Navarro, the outspoken and lively co-host, recently revealed her not-so-heated clash with executive producer Brian Teta over a Halloween costume choice, highlighting their poles-apart viewpoints.
In a bombshell episode of The View: Behind the Table podcast, Navarro and Teta recalled an argument revolving around a Halloween costume of Navarro’s liking on the show. The conflict budded when Teta expressed disapproval of Navarro’s portrayal of Spanish actress, Charo, for the Halloween special episode. Navarro, in her classic witty style, reminisced about the disagreement insinuating Teta’s inclination for Lucille Ball, the iconic star of I Love Lucy over Charo. "I said I wanted to be a Latina because there's not enough Latina representation," she asserted.
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Teta defended his perspective, citing his concern that Charo’s character from The Love Boat might not align with the other co-hosts’ character-themed costumes. Navarro commented, "Which we got into a fight about. You didn't want me to be Charo. You wanted me to be, who? I forgot," Ana said before remembering the celebrity's name. She continued, "Oh, I know! You wanted me to be Lucy, And I said I wanted to be a Latina because there's not enough Latina representation.” Teta interrupted stating, "My issue with it was that Charo wasn't really a character - she was a guest star on The Love Boat...Everybody else was acting as TV characters on TV shows that were on every week."
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This was not the only clash Navarro had with Teta. She had previously sparred with Teta over several matters, including her discontent with him censoring a Spanish curse word during a live show, "Listen, I have been able to say that word in the past, but I think I'm getting profiled…You can't even let me say things in Spanish anymore. She added, "And I just want to say that the word I said today, which I have said in the past, has been said by Madeleine Albright at the UN at times, You have become the word police, and I think I'm on the profile list…This is not racial profiling; it's lingual profiling."
As per The U.S. Sun, another disagreement surfaced about the podcast studio's condition, with Navarro exclaiming, "You need to spend more money, We have these panels that are barely hanging on for dear life. The only reason I agree to do this podcast is because I get to bully you. I think that's why Joy [Behar] does it, too,"
The clashes between Navarro and Teta offer a fascinating insight into the balancing act of maintaining authenticity while navigating the professional landscape in the world of broadcast television. The View, known for its passionate discussions, seems to harbor an equal amount of fervor behind the scenes, as revealed by these candid discussions between its co-host and executive producer.
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