The outspoken talk show host said she believes Brown’s haters are acting so harsh on him because they’re racist.
“I don’t know why this kid seems to be held to a different standard than anybody else,” O’Donnell said on her daily radio show.
Asked if the reaction was racially based, O’Donnell answered, “I totally think [it] is. I also think it’s why he felt he was safer with Robin Roberts.”
“I felt mildly angry at Robin Roberts,” she continued. “I felt like writing her and going: ‘Can you take a look at this again and see if maybe you find — in any way — your responsibility in this?’ ”
Chris become angry after being questioned about his assault on former girlfriend Rihanna during the interview with host Robin Roberts and he reportedly had a violent outburst.
In defending Chris Brown, Rosie was also a bit ironic as she said she had a similar experience during a past appearance on The View.
“Part of me wanted to take a chair and throw it through the window at The View,” she said of her one-year stint with the ABC show. “But, you know, there are no windows down there in that rat-infested cellar.”