Gibson's rants against Jews earlier this summer and Richards' recent stand-up routine where he continually dropped the "N" word - hard to defend either. Ripa's misgiving? On last Friday’s Live with Regis & Kelly, Clay Aiken sat in for Regis Philbin and at one point placed his hand over Ripa's mouth so he could ask a question. Ripa responded by telling Aiken not to do that. "I don't know where that hand has been," she said.
Fast forward to The View on November 21. O'Donnell ripped Ripa for being homophobic for that remark. Ripa would not take it, so she called into the show to immediately confront Rosie. After the jump, a transcript of the conversation.