Rosie O’Donnell Had a Crush on Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Here’s Her Response

Elisabeth Hasselbeck said that she started to pray for her former co-host from View Rosie O’Donnell after she heard that Rosie had “a little bit of a crush” on her.

The contestant from The Survivor appeared on Tuesday’s episode of Fox & Friends, where she talked about O’Donnell’s remarks in the upcoming book of Ramin Setoodeh, called Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View.

Women objectified at the workplace

She said that if we took her words and replace the name Rosie with the name Ronald, then there’s an objectification of women at work. She also said that this was wrong and disturbing. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, they will always objectify women at work, and that is completely wrong.

In the book, O’Donnell talked about the rumors about she and Hasselbeck having a fight on the ABC show. She explained that she loved Hasselbeck and that she even had a crush on her. She said that the crush was not sexual, but that there were “underlying lesbian tones from both parts”, when she pointed out about Hasselbeck’s time as MVP in the Division 1 softball team. She continued that there are not many girls in her life that have an authentic talent for sports that are not a bit gay themselves.

Hasselbeck started to pray

Hasselbeck got upset over O’Donnell’s statement, and the mother of three had something to say, as well. She said that after reading it, she started to pray immediately, because she didn’t know how to handle this situation. She said she didn’t want to fight with O’Donnell, as she did while on The View. She said she was praying to the Holy Spirit to give her the power and the words to deal with it.

Hasselbeck wanted to call and speak directly with O’Donnell, but she said she did not have her number.

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Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto  and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.

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